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Free mini e-book on the way!!

The Compass Daisies free mini ebook was sent out blog email subscribers today!


You should receive the "Compass Daisies" mini ebook in your inbox today if you were a confirmed subscriber when I exported the email list to my delivery service this afternoon (5pm AEST), unfortunately I cannot send to unconfirmed subscriptions as this is considered spam.

Thank you all for the continued support, I hope you enjoy it!

If you missed out because you didn't have a completed subscription or did not sign up by the cut-off, I'm sorry, but due to the work involved I do not send the free ebooks out retrospectively. I usually average two free ebooks per year - the next one will be out in December, 2016 :)

Now, I'm back to finishing up with my new full-length ebook, Design to Detail, which will be available for purchase here on the blog very soon!

Have a wonderful day!

Helen

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  1. Thanks, again, Helen! I love your work and your generosity. I am looking forward to Design to Detail being released...

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    1. Thank you :) I need to get my nose to the grindstone and get the final read through and edits done!! h

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  2. What a lovely and generous gift đź’™ Thank you, I am happy to have a 3 days weekend, as there is a holiday on Monday in Germany.

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    1. Wonderful! I am on term break from school at the moment - I need to try and get everything done before I'm back to classes in another week :) Enjoy your long weekend :) h

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  3. Thank you for the most generous gift. I love this one -- like all of your publications and posts they are instructional and inspiring. Looking forward to purchasing your next e-book too.

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    1. Thanks, Bette :) I hope you have fun with it! I'm looking forward to getting the book done! h

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  4. Hi Helen, just downloaded Compass Daisies and can't wait to get my studio reorganized so I can dig into the new little e-book. Got tired of not being able to find things in the ole' studio so finally redesigning...ugh what a mess but there is light streaming in through the cracks...
    Hugs and thank you again!

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    1. haha. Yes, my room is a bit of a mess at the moment, too. I do know where (almost) everything is though so we'll just call it organised chaos :) Have fun with your book!!
      h

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  5. I asked a question earlier about the orientation of the flowers, but now answered my own question. It is to make sure that at those points where the flowers border each other the orientation of each is different.

    Really love all your books.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, it is to make sure they're all not lined up like soldiers with the petals all radiating out at exactly the same angles. It made sense in my head when I did it in the book, but sometimes what makes sense to me doesn't to others (well, so my husband tells me all the time). Glad you got it worked out :) h

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  6. Hi, Helen ~ Compass Daisies is a great little e-book. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing "how to" create your lovely design.

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    1. You're welcome, Jo. I hope you have fun with it :) h

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  7. Hi Helen, what a great tutorial for 'Compass Daisies' thank you so much. I am looking forward to adding the 'Design to Detail' ebook to my collection. You are an inspiration. Very best wishes, GinaA

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    1. Thanks, Gina. I'm getting to the stage where I'm definitely looking forward to being done with the new book. When you keep reading the text info it stops making sense after a while :) Hope you have fun with Compass Daisies! h

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  8. Thanks, Helen! You are - as usual! - completely, awesomely talented and generous!

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    1. Aw, Lynn. And you are lovely and sweet to say this. Thank you :) hx

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  9. Thank you for the lovely gift, Helen! Your Compass Daisy is a stunning design and I'm looking forward to following the steps soon. I so appreciate your generosity! xo

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    1. You're most welcome, Jan :) I hope you have fun with it! h

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  10. Helen,
    Thank you so much for your new ebook gift. I do not know how you find all the time to do this with the schoolwork and all. I am waiting to add your new ebook to my collection of your other books.

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie :) It's been a bit of a crazy month that's for sure! I'm back at school from next Monday so I am scrambling to get everything done before then. Hope you have fun with the Compass Daisies! hx

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  11. Hello Helen ~
    Merci beaucoup pour votre générosité dans le partage "comment" créer votre belle conception.
    C'est toujours un grand plaisir de recevoir vos si beaux partages
    bonne route créatrice
    mireille

    en mauvais anglais

    Hello Helen ~
    Thank you very much for your generosity in sharing "how to" create your beautiful design.
    It's always a great pleasure to receive your shares so beautiful
    good creative road
    mireille
    font_perles@orange.fr

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    1. Thank you, Mireille :) I love being able to send them out to you! Have fun :) h

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  12. Wonderful Helen, thank you so much

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  13. I got your Daisy book yesterday, Helen. Thank you for sharing your delightful processes with us. I'm already playing with daisies and am looking forward to your newest ebook as well.

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    1. Fantastic, Jean! I love knowing that these little e-books are being put to good use :) Have fun!! h

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  14. Hi Helen -- I'm a subscriber but I did not receive my Daisy book.

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    1. Hi Em, You'll need to email me with the details of the email your subscribed with for me to be able to check it. Unfortunately some email servers block delivery of the ebooks as they identify them as spam. My email: alittlelime@gmail.com

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  15. Helen,
    Thank you for the Compass Daisy e-book. You are such a sweet, generous person & when I grow up ( if ever!) I want to be just like you. Of course, I'm already 74 so it may be too late for me.:)
    I have all of your e-books & looking forward to the new one. I don't know how you do it all, you are a force to be reckoned with, m'dear.

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    1. You're welcome, Lindy, and you are already sweet and generous :) No need to wait until you grow up. I think my lack of love for housework gives me that bit of extra time I need to get things done, though this term has definitely been challenging :) Hope you have fun with your book! h

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  16. I'm sorry if this is a silly question. I get emails from "A Little Lime". Does that mean I am a subscriber to your blog or is it something different? I did not get the free e-book but did get the notices about it being sent. I am confused...

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    1. Yes, if you've subscribed to the email feed via the blog and get emails when I post you are a subscriber. Sometimes email servers will block delivery of the free e-book email thinking that they are spam, unfortunately I have absolutely no control over this. If you send me an email (alittlelime@gmail.com) with the details of the email you are subscribed to the list with I can check it out. Thanks, helen.

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  17. Hello, I received the notice about the newest e-book, but no e-book. Boo hoo.
    Sure hope it is still on the way.
    Love, love love all your work, have hopes to improve my tries.
    Thanks
    Lynn

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    1. Hi Lynn,
      Sorry to hear you didn't get your copy. Sometimes email servers will block delivery of the free e-book email thinking that they are spam, unfortunately I have no way to avoid this. If you send me an email (alittlelime@gmail.com) with the details of the email you are subscribed to the list with I can check it out. Thanks, Helen

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  18. Hi Helen...have been subscribed to your blog for ages and bought some of you're books but never get the mini books...
    Was really looking forward to maybe getting this one though as it looks really interesting and fun..
    If you have any time could you check why I never get them?
    Thanks
    Gillie :)
    Ps..the google address I seem to have to comment here with is not my subscribed email..sorry ..don,t understand how these things work..

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    1. Hi Gillie, the most likely problem is that your email server is identifying the emails as spam and blocking them. I do use a different mail delivery service for these e-books as they are going to subscribers only, not being posted publicly on the blog. You would need to email me (alittlelime@gmail.com) with the details of the email address you are subscribed with for me to check it for you. thanks. helen :)

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  19. Hi Helen,
    Once again you have produced a beautiful ebook. I am still so in awe of your talents! Thank you so much :)

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    1. Thank you, Tracy :) Hope you have fun with it! h

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  20. Thank you Helen for your lovely book. I can feel a little drawing coming on this evening after work!

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    1. Oh, fun! I am actually hoping to get a little drawing just for fun done today myself :) h

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  21. Thank you Helen. I received your email. Your Compass Daisy e-book is wonderful! I am so excited to create something fresh with these daisies! ....maybe tomorrow! I am very grateful for your free e-books. Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift of art. :)

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    1. Hi Deanne. Thank you! These daisies are definitely one of my favourites, so I hope you have a lot of fun with it :) h

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  22. Thanks, Helen, for writing these lovely e-books. I'm printing "Design ..." and it looks great. I noticed only one thing was missing - page numbers! Of course, PDFs serve up the page numbers, but from experience I feel that page numbers would be an additional enhancement though they are not really needed on-line.
    I can't talk about a book till I've read it, but I know it will be the right way forward for me. I've received the Design and Transformation books and look forward to exploring them. I gave up regular zentangle after about a year scratching little drawings on little bits of paper (or beer mats!) and obeying all the sometimes very silly rules because I needed more room for the abstract and semi-abstract work that dominates my easel painting. My web search found you and I have - like many others - the feeling I'm on your wavelength, especially from the page balance and design aspect! I also love the idea of minimalism, though I seldom stick to it. I work solely on DIN A3 (i.e. double letter-size) and it's really hard to leave so much undrawn space, but I'm learning!
    The printout of the Design book (using back and front of the pages) is great. I really like to get away from the PC or tablet when I'm drawing, so a printout is convenient!
    Many many thanks for the quality of the books and the speed at which I received them!

    Faith

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    1. Hi Faith. Thanks for purchasing DTD - I hope you have fun with it :) The book actually does have page numbers - on the bottom far right hand side of each page - next to the book title. If they haven't shown up they may have been cut off when printing.

      How interesting that you work on such a large format page. I'm well and truly in my A4 comfort zone - I find it hard to either scale up or down.

      Anyway - hope you enjoy the book!

      Helen

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  23. For those of us who weren't subscribers when this was sent (like me) - can we purchase it?

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    1. Hi, thanks for your interest. I will make the mini e-books available sometime through the year for a short time. h

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