poetry and prose about place

‘within easy reach’ – cover art

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This is reminder that I am offering a chance to win the painting ‘brambles’ on the cover of my book ‘within easy reach’. The last day to enter is June 7, 2016.


The draw for the painting will take place at the launch for my book, on Thursday June 9, 2016 at Westminster Books in Fredericton (7 PM).  I’ll let everyone know who won the painting on Friday, June 10.


Those who entered for the draw are also entered in another draw to win another painting ‘berries and brambles’. Anyone who has purchased a book from me or the publisher is entered for this second draw, to take place June 30, 2016.


'within easy reach' 2016 Jane Spavold Tims


To win the cover art ‘brambles’, you have to do three things.

  1. Purchase my book through my publisher’s website  (
  2. Leave a comment on any of my Blogs ( or or with the words ‘within easy reach’ somewhere in the comment
  3. Be prepared to send me, via email, a scan of your purchase receipt.


The cover painting ‘brambles’ is done in acrylics, size 10″ by 10″, with gallery edges.

February 29, 2016 'brambles' Jane Tims

February 29, 2016 ‘brambles’ by Jane Tims


Your name will be entered once for each book purchased. The contest will run for the first five weeks following the publication date of within easy reach  (until June 7, 2016). At the end of the contest, anyone who has purchased a book from the publisher and left the comment as described above will be entered for the draw.


I hope you will enjoy my book. And some reader will be the winner of the painting ‘brambles’!


Copyright Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

June 6, 2016 at 10:46 pm

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  1. Hi, Jane. 🙂 I’m sorry to have missed the deadline for this. It’s been busy, busy around here. I finally sent off an email to your publisher today to order through them. No matter on the deadline (although I love your artwork and meant to enter). I’m looking forward to having a copy of your poems and your artwork through your book.

    Off topic, but maybe not, I thought of you the other night when I steamed some purple cauliflower and the water at the bottom of the pot (under the steam basket) was surprisingly and shockingly GREEN. I was expecting purple. And I wondered… what could I do with this color green? Would it make a good dye for something?

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    June 10, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    • Hi Robin. No fear, your name will be entered for yet another painting, called ‘berries and brambles’. I hope you enjoy my book! As for the dye, I keep a supply of linen squares on hand to try interesting possibilities. The colours will only be colourfast if you use a mordant like alum. Beet juice is the one I like because it is such a nice red. Jane


      jane tims

      June 10, 2016 at 10:07 pm

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