Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Yes, I'm Still Alive!

Hello to all of you out there who are still sticking with me and checking in from time to time. I’m way overdue for an update, as I've got a ton of things going on right now that I’m sure you’re interested to hear about.

First and foremost, the biggest piece of news I have is that we are moving from Seattle to Florida in about a month! This is a great move for us (although a little on the rushed side), and we are very excited. We’ve been trying to get down to Florida for a couple of years because my two sisters live there, and finally, a job opportunity arose for Jason. It's going to be so nice living near family! However, as you can imagine, this has added a whole new level of stress to my life!

So here’s what’s on my plate right now- packing to move, trying to sell a house, trying to buy a house in a state completely across the country, taking care of a one-year-old, being six months pregnant, and if you’ll remember, writing a book which is due at the end of the year!! Am I crazy?? Well, at least it will all be finished within a couple of months, just in time for the new baby to be born, which will be a completely different story!

Well, anyway, beyond all the craziness of the move, I’ll give you an update on some other things. I completed the photoshoot for my upcoming book a couple weeks ago in Cincinnati. Basically, they shot photos of all my artwork and the step-by-step projects which will appear in the book. It went very well, although it was mentally exhausting! It’s very difficult to recreate a collage project so that photos can be taken for the process. I use so many layers in my work, it’s sometimes impossible to look at a finished piece and remember how I created it! But I managed, and it makes me even more excited about how the book’s going to look. I think it’s going to be great! I also created a piece of artwork to serve as the cover of the book, which was exciting as well, because it’s all beginning to take shape. However, I still have a lot of writing to do, which makes me nervous! But I’m confident that it will all come together.

In other news, I’ve also posted several new photoframes for sale on my website. If you’ve seen the latest Somerset Studio, there’s an article by me about the frames, and I thought it would be smart to actually have some on my website ready to sell! There will also be a similar article in the next issue of Legacy with my frames as well if you missed the Somerset one.

Okay, I think that’s all for now. That’s enough for sure! Obviously, I’m going to be quite busy for a while, so not sure when I’ll have time to post again… And sorry for no photos in this post, but I just don’t have time to try and upload them onto Blogger today!!!

13 comments:

Lilli said...

Whoa! It never rains but it pours! I wish you all the best in pulling it all together :)

cori said...

Yay Corey, glad to hear from you even if it is all crazy-ness! Sending good thoughts that all goes well in the next few months. And thanks for the book update, can't wait to see the final product!

tararossstudios said...
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tararossstudios said...

Hi Corey,
I am so happy for you and Jason I know you always wanted to move there. I will miss you as my art friend. Congrats to all of you happy times ahead for sure. Hey, do you want me to come by and buy some things you want to get rid of?

Tara

A bird in the hand said...

Congratulations, Corey. A lot to handle, but I'm sure you'll do just fine! I got a copy of Somerset Studio today and enjoyed your page.

Be well, Colette

lindaharre said...

OMG..............I can't believe my eyes......you are still there!!!!! Now I must go back and read what you have to say.....I was soooooooooo shocked and happy that I had to stop and write you immediately:)

Ulla said...

Oh my, so lovely to hear ALL the news! Congrats on the progress of the book, and the move to Florida! Hang in there and keep the babes safe... I keep checkin in on you and hoping all is well! blessings to you and yours.

Debra said...

Wow, I saw your stuff at Somerset - it is so awesome (gush, gush). I've been trying to figure out ways to print out my digital stuff and make it into 'altered' art and those little frames are perfect.

One thing, where do you get the little 'feet'? I'm sure a lot of people would want to know that.

Good luck on your book. Your art is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

hi cori, i discoverd you from somerset magazine, and love your frames, i was wondering if you could tell me what those little feet are on the bottom of the frame...i would like to try this project, are these box feet? they are wonderful.....please email me at pureheart@socal.rr.com thanks so much minnie////

lindaharre said...

Corey.......Just wanted to congratulate you on your lovely article in Legacy. Of course I love your frames and have one to prove it:) Can't wait to see you post again and am anxiously awaiting your new book. Hope all is well with you, hubby, Riley and the new baby!!!! Have a great holiday season.....hugs, Linda

Rosa said...

WOW! Lots of big news!! Florida. That will be quite a change for you. How exciting. Now take it slow and easy. I think you've got enough on your plate. No more PLEASE! hehe xxoo

Jus said...

So cool that you are moving to Florida! I live in Florida and hope to have an opportunity to meet you. I bought the latest Somerset Magazine and delightfully surprised to see your work featured! Good luck and good health to you and your family during the move!

Jus said...

So cool that you are moving to Florida! I live in Florida and hope to have an opportunity to meet you. I bought the latest Somerset Magazine and delightfully surprised to see your work featured! Good luck and good health to you and your family during the move!

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