Saturday, 30 June 2012

DeMeng give-away. Roll up! Roll up!

Another case of a double purchase! No real excuse for my carelessness but it means I can share this book with my readers. I know I'm not the only fan of Michael DeMeng! He has a huge following and rightly so. He's an amazing assemblage artist, a generous teacher, and, as I know from the several on-line classes I've done with him, he's also a very funny man.

The book is Dusty Diablos. Folklore, Iconography, Assemblage, Ole. You can check it out on Amazon and take advantage of their Look Inside! feature. I've just noticed as I was taking a photo of the book that it has three pages with the top edge folded over and untrimmed. This can be trimmed by the new owner and takes nothing from the book.

To be in the running, please leave a comment on this post. I'll draw the winner on Sunday 29 July. Please make sure I can reach you by email. Best of luck! This is a fabulous book.
It's winter here of course but apart from a few chilly days, and a few rainy ones, the sunshine is wonderful and for part of the day it's t-shirt weather. I'll probably be proved wrong in the next few hours but right now it really is a magical day. Lots has been happening here, taking advantage of the sun, and Kaz has been performing miracles in the veggie garden, I've been weeding in my very neglected garden and Andy has turned one of his garden sheds into a beautiful saloon bar.

I took some photos on my ipad, using the 360 app. Please click on the panorama to get the full effect. This is the outside, built by Andy.
And this is the inside. The floor space is 6x6' but panelling and clever use of mirrors has turned it into a Tardis. I'm looking for the materials for a garden shed for my Secret Garden and I think I'd like to DeMeng the inside. Wouldn't that be amazing!

Don't forget to leave a comment to be in the draw for Michael's book. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I do.

31 comments:

  1. Go, Andy!A pub/bar at the bottom of the garden? Beats fairies (even Froudes!) hands down!
    By the way, did I send you that secret garden book? A bit of old lady brain-fade happening here...

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    1. You certainly did send me the Secret Garden book, long, long ago. One of my inspirations for the SG. We won't talk about old lady brain-fade, okay?

      Yes, Andy has surpassed himself with this one. Floor carpeted, timber panelling, the mirrors, the actual working beer pulls!

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  2. love the 360 view! turns the studio into a fan (hee he heee) and I'm loving weeding in my garden too - there's something very satisfying about spending an hour pulling weeds away from the little vegies..... right now I've just returned inside after liberating my garlic patch....

    good luck with the garden shed

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    1. I knew you'd be a happy weeder, Ronnie. The other day the two little girls donned garden gloves and gum boots and spent an hour clearing a weedy fern that has taken over a lot of my neglected garden. I was very impressed and so proud of them.
      So far my garden shed is a figment of my imagination but it will happen.

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  3. The garden pub looks and sounds great! I wish I had a garden with a pub in it. Or just a garden. Or just a pub :) I only have a tiny balcony and lots of windows overlooking a sparkling, whispering river.

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    1. Ersi, to me your description of a tiny balcony and windows overlooking a river sounds just lovely.

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  4. I have done the same with my comments to see how it goes, anything to make it easier I say!I am glad someone else buys things twice or I wouldn't have the chance to win this book! Much appreciated!
    Lee

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    1. Lee, best of luck in the draw. It really is a great book!

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  5. Thank you for the chance to win! And thank you for sharing Andy's garden shed ~ cannot wait ti see your DeMenged out one!

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    1. Pandora, thanks for your encouragement. So far my shed is only in my head!

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  6. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.
    My daughter took a class with Michael at Art Is You last year and loved it.

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    1. Your daughter was lucky; I'm just hoping he does a class in Australia before too long. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. Wow, what a great garden bar, look forward to seeing what you do with your magically demenged garden shed! I have a dream one day when we can't afford to rent in Sydney any more of buying a dilapidated but seaworthy old house boat and turning it into a gypsy tadris with the flotsam and jetsam of the river system over a few years, then when we have gone up the river and back again, sell it & go to the next river and start all over again, it's a retirement plan of sorts!

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    1. Hey Mo, maybe you and Old Man Crow could come up some time for a visit and try out the saloon. I love your dream, sounds perfect to me.

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    2. would love too when the weather warms up a bit !

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  8. Me again...much easier without Google's ghastly w v !

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  9. Thanks Di, good to know people find it easier.so far, so good.

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  10. So I happened to be on Facebook and saw some posts of yours. Had to wander over and check things out since it's been ages.

    Would love to see a DeMengified garden shed. I love this book--borrowed it from a friend and didn't want to give it back!

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    1. It has been ages, Eva, lovely to see you here. The book is wonderful, good luck in the draw.

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  11. C- great shed - as you say a virtual tardis. B

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  12. Barry, yes, the shed is a tiny masterpiece. I think he should take up Tardis making for a living.

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  13. Hi Carol. What an opportunity. I missed Michael when he was in Melbourne a few years ago. I was booked but had to pull out as we had to rush back to NZ for B.I.L funeral. I would love to be the recipient of your over-purchase...

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    1. Hi Glenda, better luck next time when Michael returns, whenever...

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  14. Yay for Dusty Diablos!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    hammgood@yahoo.com

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  15. Yay for Dusty Diablos!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    1. Hi Ellen Lyn, this is really a great book. Good luck!

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  16. I need an Andy! (to build me a garden pub) Can I be in a draw for him?

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    1. I'm not sure that Andy's family would let me put him into a draw!

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  17. Carol, thank you so much for sharing!! The book arrived and I have really been enjoying it. For someone who rarely wins anything, this was a great giveaway to finally hit the jackpot! ;) Thank you again! EHH

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  18. Carol, thank you so much for sharing!! The book arrived and I have really been enjoying it. For someone who rarely wins anything, this was a great giveaway to finally hit the jackpot! ;) Thank you again! EHH

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    1. I'm delighted to be able to share this with you, Ellen! Happy DeMenging!

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