Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Virtual Book Tour says so long ... but not goodbye!

Thank you for coming with me on this wonderful ride.  Even though the Virtual Book Tour may be over, it doesn't mean we have to stop having fun!




Before I give you some interesting numbers,  
 I want to say ... 

Source: None via Abbie on Pinterest


to a whole bunch of people! 
Mary Jane Dodd, Gaea Cannaday, Linda Larsen, Andrew Thornton, Lori Plyler, Diane Cook, Lori Anderson, LeAnn Weih, Jen Judd Velasquez, Melissa Meman, Lisa Crone, Shannon LeVart, Cindy Wimmer, Laura Twiford, Erin Prais-Hintz, Jennifer Cameron,  Sharilyn Miller and YOU!


Even though I haven't been able to communicate with each and every one of you, I've read every comment you left here and at the other artists' blogs.  Thank you for your enthusiasm, kind comments, and for making this event so much fun!

THE VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR INVOLVED ...
                                             17 ARTISTS 
                                             20 DAYS
                                             19 PRIZES
                                             1,105 BLOG COMMENTS! 

But before we go we have a winner to announce!  The winner of the Floral Cascade Necklace kit is ...




Kay Thomerson of Kayz Kreationz! 



There's still time to win the Torch-Firing Kit ... or equivalent ($110 value) from www.paintingwithfireartwear.com.  All you have to do is to leave an honest review of the book at Amazon and wait for the winner to be announced on November 24!  How easy is that? :-)  I'll be able to leave a comment on your review at Amazon as a way of communicating with you ... and you can always check back here to see if you've won.  But I hope you don't wait until then to visit me! 



I feel really weird right now ... like I'm saying goodbye and going on a long trip ... but I'm not ... I'll be back in a couple of days after I get some sleep!  Actually, I'm beginning taping of an online Painting with Fire Workshop!  More on this later ... but for now, hugs to you all!

17 comments:

SummersStudio said...

Barbara, it was a pleasure to be part of the virtual book tour! Best wishes for successful taping of painting with fire. That's an excellent idea.

mairedodd said...

it was an honor to be a part of this book tour - it was a beautiful tribute to your fabulous book and i think really showed what can be done with the technical knowledge and inspiration... i think your book is one that shines because a person really can make something 'their own'...

Alice said...

Barbara, I had a blast visiting your blog and the artist on the tour! Thanks for being such a great host!

Jen Crossley said...

Your artist blog tour was amazing.

KayzKreationz said...

Thank you so much. I've sent you my info. I thoroughly enjoyed reading all the reviews. I've got my book and am perusing it daily and getting ready to get my torch and start firing. I'm also watching for your online classes that will be coming. Thanks again.

Kristen said...

I have to apologize for not being able to write the review I would have. I have not made any amazon purchases so it wouldn't let me. This has been a fabulous tour with so many talented artist lending their views on this most spectacular book. This is now on a wish list for me as well as the supplies since after this tour I know I would like to pursue this artform further!

Laura Twiford said...

It was great to be a part of this wonderful book tour Barbara! So glad to hear that you are doing an online class, that is a fantastic idea for all those people out there who have expressed an interest but for one reason or another are unable to travel to take a class in person, I hope your virtual classroom is packed! I have really enjoyed the new technique of no solder bezels and plan on doing a lot more of them! Sweet Dreams and ((big goodnight hugs)) Laura

Cynthia said...

Your virtual book blog tour was a blast. I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and am all rev'ed up to start painting with fire myself!

The Crazier Sister said...

So much fun and looking forward to seeing who's lucky enough to win your next prize (congrats to Kay Thomerson for the necklace!) Keep teaching us how to do these amazing things with fire!

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

Barbara, Loved the book tour.
Now greatly inspired, going to get my "fire fix" LOL
Hugs Shoshana

Jennifer Cameron said...

Congrats Kay! You are so lucky ;o) And thank you Barbara for allowing me to be a part of this really fun tour. I had so much fun!

Cindy said...

Congrats to Kay, and have fun creating your necklace!
Barbara, what an amazing tour! You've been "on call" for days and you deserve a big pat on the back for hosting this fun virtual tour! I hope you have a moment to relax!! :-) I truly enjoyed participating and thank you for including me. Looking forward to all that is to come with PWF!

Mina Juwelry said...

Your blog is amazing!

bludawgdesigns said...

That was a great tour Barbara! Thank you so much.

For My Sweet Daughter said...

Thanks for a great tour. Even though I didn't win anything I had fun seeing what can be done with the kit. I haven't had time to break my torch out yet but hope to soon.
Thanks!
Shannon C

KayzKreationz said...

Thanks all. And Barbara, I just finished my book and wrote my review on Amazon. It is a wonderful book. I'm ready to get my torch out and start firing. Thanks so much

Shirley said...

Oh, Kay I'm so thrilled for you! Barbara, I've had such fun on this tour, and learned so many new things. I'm like Kristen, I haven't purchased the book yet, but I know it will be a wonderful experience. I'm very excited to hear about an online class as well!