Hi Guys, I thought I'd answer a couple more questions you had for me, this time about my book.
For those of you who are a bit newer to my blog, you may not realize that I wrote a book a few years ago. It's called "The Art of Personal Imagery", and I'll just show you a little bit about it before I get to the questions. It's about doing scrapbook/collage artwork that uses PERSONAL imagery vs. generic imagery. In my opinion, using personal imagery elevates your art to a much more meaningful, insightful place than it may have been before! Here are some sample photos of the pages:
So anyway, I often get questions about the book, and thought I'd share a couple here.
Michele asked: Will you be writing another book? (I really loved your first one!)
I get this question a lot! But my answer is "probably not". And really, the reason is because I frankly don't think I have enough material to fill up another one! While my artwork has certainly evolved since I wrote the first one, I don't know that it's changed enough for me to have enough "new stuff" to write about! The process I use for creating is still pretty much the same, and I can't think of what else I would add. So until I can come up with enough new material, there probably won't be another book...!
The next question is from Daniele, who asked: My question, is how did you start out and end up with a book deal?
This is also a common question, and I don't know if my answer will really help any of you, since I sort of came about my book deal in a "lucky" way. The lucky part is that I have a good friend who is an editor at Northlight Books. I discussed the idea of writing a book with her, and she told me to write up a proposal and send it to them. So that's what I did. The proposal was approved, and I got the deal! I don't know if my friendship with her had any weight, but for any of you who are interested to write a book, I'd probably recommend you doing the same thing I did!
However, I would have to warn you that (at least in my experience) writing a book does not necessarily mean you get to do things your way. The publisher has a tremendous amount of say about the content and format of the book. I'm very happy with the way my book came out, but it certainly wasn't the same thing I had envisioned when I originally thought about it. In fact, I didn't even come up with the title or have anything to do with the design of the book- that was all done by the editors!
Thanks for the questions, guys!
So, you may have noticed the word GIVEAWAY in the title of this post! I figured that since I was talking so much about my book, I might as well give away a copy! Hooray!
To be entered, just leave me a comment on this post! That's all!
I'll draw a winner next Sunday, Feb. 12th!