Jun 15, 2010


Don't you just love blogs that offer contests? I figured it was time I got into the groove so this contest is for all of you freebie freaks and contest kooks....I am offering the above book to the first name drawn out of the fish bowl on July 1st. All you have to do is leave a comment on today's blog and you will be automatically entered. The winner will be notified on July 2nd which is the artists birthday. How fitting!
Here's a review on Anne Elizabeth's Diary A Young Artist's True Story:

Anne Elizabeth Rector was one of the first female American artists of prominence. As a 12-year-old, she began keeping a diary that included both writing and artwork. Nearly 100 years later, her granddaughter, Catherine Chermayeff, found the diary, which shows Rector's development as a freethinking woman and artist. The journal entries are short and written in the youthful vernacular of the early twentieth century. Prim and privileged yet opinionated and clever, young Anne Elizabeth makes a vivid subject, and her full-color artwork, though simple, adds an innocent grace to the text. Throughout, writer-editor Krull adds detailed sidebars that offer a glimpse of New York at the time, including living conditions, travel, entertainment, libraries, political and social issues, and prominent people that Anne Elizabeth met through her photographer father. Krull also includes a few pages about Rector's adult life as well as tips on keeping a diary and further resources. Rounding out this pleasurable read are many photos of Anne Elizabeth. Beautifully presented, this book offers an authentic glimpse into the mind of a burgeoning artist. Roger Leslie
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I loved this simple diary from a 1912 twelve year old and hope you will, too. Her drawings were so sweet and her paper dolls reminded me of
Besty McCall paper dolls. Anyone out there old enough to remember those?

Let the comments begin! (be nice)


Melissa Swartley said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! I totally remember Betsy McCalls paper dolls! I got "Most Christmasy Christmas" one year under the tree! I had lots of paper doll sets as a kid... I've been on the hunt for some classic ones for my kids now! Hard to find!

Kim said...

Put my name in the bowl, please. I love contests (and history!)

Cat Smith said...

I don't remember those particular paper dolls, but I have been wanting to get baby Cate interested in them. When she gets older. Now she would just want to eat them.

Diane said...

Love Betsy McCall paper dolls...I dressed mine each month with the new magazine clothes! : )

...yes, I do love blogs with contest's!

Jennie said...

Yay! Pick me! It's my birthday! (Or will be.)

Jennie said...

Ok, I don't think my last comment went through so I'll say it again :) I would like this please! (It would only be right for the birthday girl right?)

Michelle said...

I would love a new book! I'm tired of reading Knitting How-To books. Add me, please.

I don't know if any of the paper dolls I had were Betsy McCall (do you?), but I think I had some Trixie Belden ones at Grandmum's house?