3.05.2008

Maira Kalman interview coming!


I was recently lucky and blessed enough to be able to interview one of my greatest personal inspirations, Ms. Maira Kalman. I'll be posting her interview next week. To celebrate, I am going to give away a free copy of her fantastic book The Principles of Uncertainty. Leave a comment, and I'll draw a lucky winner on Sunday.

(And if you already own that book — it's fantastic! — go ahead and enter, and we'll pick out one you don't have. ;^)

Check out that list of coming interviews in the right-hand column! Be sure you subscribe to our RSS feed so you don't miss out on any of the excitement. And thank you for your wonderful comments and e-mails! I appreciate every single one of them.

92 comments:

AnnieB said...

ooh, I'd love to win that book so count me in

great website - I am going to subscribe now and look forward to more fascinating interviews

KF said...

You have great interviews lined up. Good luck!

village mama said...

Love your 'Q&A blog', there's nothing like it!!Thank you for entering me in your draw ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!!! I would love to read this book,

Laura

sugarcreekfarm said...

Ooo, I haven't read this yet! Hope I win :)

betsy said...

Eek! I love Maira Kalman! What a great giftaway!

jenclair said...

I'm in! I'd love a copy!

Cindy said...

I have you in my bloglines, it's always cool when there is a new post listed.

meg said...

wow! i already own that book but i just wanted to say wow!! i can't wait to read it the interview!

(wow!!)

futuregirl said...

Count me in! :)

melissa said...

thanks for such a wonderful blog!! I would love to read that book :)

Lisa said...

Oh, wow! Sayonara, Mrs. Kackleman was one of my very favorites when I was doing a lot of work with children. I'm going to have to pull it out this afternoon and curl up with a smile and a pot of tea! Can't wait to see the interview.

Karen Beth said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered to win. :)

Sarah said...

Im a collector, especially watercolored works (Danny Gregory, Williamson's A Year in Japan!)
i'd love to add Kalman's to my collection!

Missy k said...

I already subscribe. Looking forward to the next little bit of inspiration -- thank you!

amy dawn rose said...

i would love to read this book- it was on my christmas list, but apparently back-ordered. maybe saturday will be my lucky day!

Ali said...

Very cool!

danamite said...

Love it! The book looks great & I love your blog!

Green Kitchen said...

You are sooooo lucky. How cool.

Green Kitchen said...

Oh! The lineup is so cool, too!

hanne hanne said...

That's a book I'd love to have. Count me in!

Anonymous said...

Count me in - Maira Kalman is one of my favorites!

Angela said...

What a wonderful bog! Thanks a lot for your giveaway, count me in.

Blogging Molly said...

definitely count me in for that drawing!

tania said...

ohh! she is amazing-
:)
count me in on the draw please!

emily said...

i think i've told you, but in case i haven't - i love this blog. i love peeking at people's inspiration boards and workspaces and hearing their stories in their own words. so good. thank you for this!

Meg said...

So exciting! Love your blog and Maira Kalman's book!

Corene said...

Love these interviews...count me in!

austin said...

Oh how exciting to get to interview Maira, I bet she is just as fantastic in person as her illustrations. I'd love to have a copy of this lovely book.

Jo said...

can't wait to read the interview. count me in on the drawing:)

Yvette said...

Oh I would so love to have a copy! Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

ooh I'd love a copy! count me in please. :)

molly said...

oh, man! count me in!!

Molly Irwin said...

I'm raising my hand on this one :)

threesneakybugs said...

Loved the Amanda Blake Soule interview and looking forward to this next one.

Allison said...

I have been wanting this book! Please sign me up!

Bonnie said...

Kalman's whimsy and charm make her one of my favorite artists/writers/thinkers. I can't wait to read the interview!

Lis said...

This book looks great! I'd love to be in the draw to win a copy :)

I'm loving your website by the way. Really positive and inspiring :)

cindy k said...

oh, i can't wait to read about maira's inspiration! you're so lucky to actually speak to her. thanks for the giveaway contest.

celeste murphy said...

Inspiration Boards is such an inspiring site. I read it to help me replenish the well. Would love a chance to receive this book.
Thanks for all the great interviews.

Maureen said...

Plunk me in for the drawing please.

You interviews are wonderfully readable and chock full of ideas and little aha! clicks.

(I thank Three Buttons for letting us in on you.)

Billy said...

I´ve been a longtime fan of Tibor and Maira Kalman. The Principles of Uncertainty is on my Wishlist forever! Please count me in! Oh, I´m crossing my fingers...

Looking forward for reading the interview!

Keep up this great work!

Anonymous said...

I've just discover your site, through Amanda Blake, and is wonderful... I always surf the net looking for inspiration, and all these wonderful women together, sharing... thank you, really.
Cecilia

kendall. said...

Oooh! David and Amy Butler? I can't wait.

The Tea Fairy said...

I can't wait to read about the interview. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered to win!
Donna

Maureen said...

Oh I was sure I said I would love to be entered but maybe that was a dream. I would!

And the blog is beyond inspirational. (Maybe I wondered off on a tangent or two while reading, and only thought I had commented.) Happens.

Sarah said...

Just came across your blog via Soule Mama's blog and am really pleased to have found it, looking forward to checking back.

Heather, whatchabuildin said...

I'd love to win that book! Put me in for the drawing!
Love your interviews!

-Heather

Patricia said...

Maira Kalman's work is beautiful, funny, and profound. I'm really looking forward to your interview.

The mom, the robot, and the dancer said...

pick me pick me oh please oh please oh please!

whatchabuildin said...

Oh, I'd love that book! Pick me!!
By the way, ove reading your interviews!

Caitlin said...

What a great idea! Please count me in, and thanks so much!

ratherbereading said...

I love this website! It inspires me so much! And I also love books so enter me in your draw, please.

mushroommeadows said...

super cool! count me in!! :)

Modern Craft said...

I can't believe you interviewed her-- that is a dream! She is an incredible inspiration to me. Good work!!

jen said...

oh, definately add me to the drawing. i have been wanting to get that book!
jen

meg said...

put my name in the hat!

BowenA said...

Discovered this site when you interviewed Orangette and just love it. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely spots!

kitty's kaboodle said...

Oh yes please count me in, I'm in Australia though if thats ok.
I get so much inspiration from reading your blog, keep up the great work.

Annie said...

Loving the inspiration. Count me in - would love to read this book.

Helen said...

Have just discovered your blog by following the link from SouleMama and love the idea of it. I have always wanted an inspiration board and will start one right now. (I think I have always just used every other flat surface in the house...)

Jessica said...

If it's not too late to add my name in the hat....can't wait to read the interview!

Sofia Barao said...

just discovered this inspiring blog and before I was searching for info on Maira Kalman's book on the internet.
Good luck for me :)
Can't wait to read the interview.

estay said...

"that's awesome"

JillianD. said...

Add me please!

Julia said...

yipee! i am so loving this blog lori. all your interviews are great, and it's so amazing to see the different things that people are inspired by. thank you for all your work on this.

andrea said...

love this blog! and if you haven't already drawn it, i would love to enter the draw! thanks

Monica said...

i would love to win a copy of maira's beautiful book! Thank you for your site... it is so helpful.

apple cyder said...

Your blog is fantastic. Keep up the good work!

scj said...

This looks a great book and I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for all you share.

Sheila

jen said...

i guess it is a bit redundant to say that your blog is really inspiring. i'll say it anyways. "Your blog is really inspiring!" thanks for that.

Steph said...

Am I too late?!

tania said...

so much inspiration! I often repeat that to myself, keep calm and carry on. Would love the book! Thanks for the contest.

lizziemarie said...

I love Maira!

MichG said...

You interview the best folks.

I would love to win, so count me in.

at the bottom of the barrel said...

I love drawings, ah the anticipation.

Camilla Engman said...

Can't wait!

staceyvee said...

I look forward to the interview!

Monya & Rick said...

Count me in,,,,I love her work.

Victoria said...

Well, I missed the draw deadline, but wanted to say "Hi" Lori. Thanks for visiting my blog I felt like I'd been visited by royalty! LOVE Inspiration Boards.
That's funny you just got rid of your Country Living magazines, I hunt around in the secondhand shops and get very excited when I find one, the older the better!

Carmen said...

(Waving hand in air) Me too! I love the colors and humor of Maira's work! Can't wait to hear the interview - thank you.

pink23 said...

now this is a coincidence! I am reading this book at this very second!

rae dunn. said...

i would LOVE to win this book !!!! i met maira at a talk she gave in sf years ago. she is as funny as her drawings !!!!! PLEASE......PICK ME !!!!!!!!!!!!

jessica pages said...

great blog. i would love to win that book!!!

all*over*print said...

I found your blog via S.F.G i'm happy find new inspiration, not(only) for the win...

Anonymous said...

This is a great blog! Glad I found it! Michelle Wysocki

cheeky said...

I love those words, keep calm carry on. Inspiration.
Recently found your blog. Love the boards.
Would love to read this book.

pink23 said...

i thought i had posted a comment, but now i dont see it, so i will try again!! I was just READING This book at the exact second that i was reading your blog! now that's a principle of uncertainty

twiggypeasticks said...

Ohh great blog and great giveaway
Twiggy

karin said...

Hi dear Lori, looking forward to that interview! I have got her book and like it verymuch. Happy easter to all of you!

scj said...

I suspect I may be too late but I would love to win a copy of the book.

Thanks for all you share and include in your blog.