We're excited to be partnering with the RainRainRva Etsy shop for a giveaway!
Prize: The winner will receive a Mini Book Charm Necklace with any quote (up to 90 characters) written inside AND an Anatomical Heart Journal (both pictured above).
It's easy to enter:
- Fill out the handy form below, which includes following Dear English Major on twitter (if you haven't already) to enter.
- All entries must be received by Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at midnight PST.
- The winner will be chosen at random using Rafflecopter.
- If we don't hear back from the winner by Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at midnight PST, another winner will be chosen.
A note from Andrea at RainRainRva:
I am so excited to be working with Dear English Major on this giveaway opportunity. I am inspired by this online community brought together by the love and appreciation of the power of words and literature.
I am absolutely obsessed with books. I not only appreciate the words within a book, but the beauty of the structure which wraps around these words, giving them the order of their existence. There is so much detail in stitching, binding, and gluing all the materials together. All these things literally shape the story a person reads. Every person, who has ever read an enthralling book, creates an attachment to all the features of his/her book. Through their imaginary journey together through written words, that book embodies all feelings and emotions collected from the story. A person becomes emotionally attached. That is part of the reason why it is so hard to turn to the last page. After carrying this book with you for so many days, cramming in time to read or neglecting other responsibilities (when you probably shouldn’t have), it’s so hard to put the book back on the shelf. It’s like saying goodbye to a camp friend, after spending all summer together. It is one of the hardest things to do. I hand-make books with this thought in mind.
I created my shop, RainRainRva to basically fuel my obsession with a reader’s/writer's/artist’s relationship with his or her book. I offer unique books handmade with love and appreciation. I also create miniature books strung on chains for those who want to keep special quotes, poems, or writings with them, and literally close to their heart. It’s amazing how refreshing yourself with beautiful/powerful words can do for your mood. I try to aid all my customers in building a unique book that they absolutely love!
I am not only a crafter, but an artist studying scientific medical illustration. I work with both sides of my brain. I own many sketchbooks, and double the amount of research/resource books. I constantly have my nose in a book, whether reading, writing, or sketching. I wouldn’t give up any of these books for a newer version. Each rip and tear, as well as the smell of jasmine tea (I spill my tea a lot… I’m a spaz), is a memory I would never trade. It is a visual representation of my expanding knowledge and growth.
The products I sell are only a blank canvas. It’s up to the customer to complete it. Not only in content, but in knowledge, growth, experiences, and most importantly... time. That is my belief on why books are so beautiful.