Sunday, February 05, 2012

More Questions Answered (+ A Giveaway!)

 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!


16 comments:

just me said...

love it! would love to win one of your books!!

s a n s k u :) said...

i already bought your book and love it. but my niece loves art so i do have someone to give it to in case i happen to win.

A Mother and A Daughter said...

We would absolutely love to win one of your books! ~ Barbara and Alicia

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i found your blog after i bought your book, but i would love to give my sister a copy! thank you for sharing,
hugs, peggy aplSEEDS

kandeland said...

your book looks wonderful and I'd love to win a copy! always love to peek into your blog and see what your adorable daughter is wearing! also love your art room...so yes, this book would bring a big smile to my face! happy week to you, xo natalea
http://kandeland@typepad.com

Daniele Valois said...

Such a fun post to read Corey! This is fun to read question and answers!!!

I don't need a copy, because I still have your well loved book, and will cherish it always as one of my first into mixed media. Yours always spoke to me unlike the others, because I love using my imagery in my pages!

:)

Kim K. said...

I would be honored to win one of your books. It's been a pleasure getting to know you and your artwork through your blog.

Kim said...

This sounds like a great book! I would love to own it :)

My Vintage Mending said...

Isn't it the truth. To see what the editors create with your work and words is surprising. It looks amazing. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement and your talent. Smiles..Rene

Diane Mars said...

Well, besides your book I have sure enjoyed your fun collections and all your beautiful whimsical decorating, either way you should be proud of your book and I would love to win a copy! Hugs, Diane

Pretty Arty said...

I have your book and I love it :)

Hannah Avery said...

Sounds like an awesome book!

-Hannah

hannahavery85@yahoo.com

http://blissfullyfeminine.blogspot.com

Laura Tringali Holmes said...

I already own a copy of your book (so you can leave me out of the lottery), and it's one of the only mixed-media books that I refer to regularly for inspiration. Good luck to the winner!

A bird in the hand said...

I bought my own copy when it was published. I'm here just to say that it is still one of my top 3 favorites books of all time.

Whoever wins this book is in for a huge treat.

Jane C. said...

Hi Corey; I'd love to own a copy of your book. Your style of collage is very unique and creative. thanks

Jennifer Wilson said...

oh pooh, i've missed the giveaway! looks like a cool book!

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