Thursday, December 04, 2008

progress report

Hello! I've been hard at work, making these ink drawings....
and these watercolor backgrounds for my book. The ink drawings will be dropped on top of the backgrounds in different colors to look like a sketchbook page. There are so many layers to making a book! It's not just making pieces and directions - its creating an atmosphere with loads of other elements, like photos, quotes, props and half a dozen of each project. Its fun work and I'm not tired of it at all! I just wish I had another year to create all the props! Silliness, I know.

Ok, I'm hung up on the title and would love some input on this. Its tentatively called 'Magical Mixed Media Jewelry' and it will feature pmc, polymer, resin and wire. So, I'm looking for a title that totally sums it up, sounds enchanting, but not cheesy or too sweet. Part of me likes the straight forwardness of the original title and I wish I could stop agonizing, constantly debating over more poetic versions. Any suggestions out there?

22 comments:

Tom said...

How about 'Dangling Magic' for a title?

Christina said...

Enchanted Jewelry.

Andrew Thornton said...

The Jewelry Alchemist

-thomas jay said...
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-thomas jay said...

it seems like it's all here:

" 'Magical Mixed Media Jewelry' ....pmc, polymer, resin and wire. "

trim away the unnecessary
add story and stir.

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looks exciting!

kate mckinnon said...

How about Magical Cynthia Kate Can't Wait To See Your Mindbending Book Book?

Janet said...

All of them are good. Another one..."Magical Mystery Jewellery". Another one to think about. Makes you want to look inside find out more about the Mystery! x

Andrew Thornton said...

The Art of Making Magical Adornments

Andrew Thornton said...

The Modern Magician's Guide to Making Magical Mixed Media Jewelry.

- how's that for alliteration?

Andrew Thornton said...

Practical Jewelry Magic

Andrew Thornton said...

The Craft of Mixed Media Jewelry

Andrew Thornton said...

Everyday Magical Adornment: Crafting Modern Mixed Media Jewelry

Nicki said...

You want the title to combine the technical aspect and the feeling you want to create. While MIXED MEDIA represents the technique and MAGIC the feeling, I understand what your issue with this title is. I like Andrew"s "jewellery alchemist" since the word alchemist tells both stories, but it needs to be something more feminine I think. Haven't come up with a good idea - but we laughed a lot this morning coming up with wrong titles. Need some more time...

Gaea said...

Magical Jewelry Elements? Enchanted Adornments? Did someone say those already? This is going to be one hot book! SIZZLE! How about "The Jewelry Book That Will Make Your Head Explode In A Most Mystical Magical Way". Too much?

Nicki said...

Four mystic spices for enchanted jewelry
(pmc, wire, resin & polymer)

dustin said...

"Sketchbook Jewelry: manifesting the magical using mixed-media techniques"
or... " a mixed-media approach for melding spirit and process"
Alchemist is too butch? how about Alchemista? (Weren't they known as witches back then?)
Your drawings and watercolor backgrounds are super-magical. How nice to have a beading book to look forward to!

Tom said...

Sometimes when I'm stuck on a title, I'll remember a song title that will fit. Personally, I wouldn't make it too long. Leave a little mystery for the reader to check it out. They can always cheat and look at the back or dust jacket.

The art's coming along nicely.

Jeremiah Ketner said...

Holly Shit this is going to be amazing!

kadolphs said...

How about "Artful Musings in Mixed Media Jewelry"?

Whatever title you use, I am very excited about this book!

Joan Tucker said...

Cynthia, the thread seems to be "enchanted"

how about:

Enchanted:Magical Jewelry

Joan Tucker

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Title schmitle, I want those beautiful watercolor backgrounds! I don't even know what I'd do with them (oh, horde them forever maybe!)...gorgeous!

michelle said...

Can't wait to see this book! I think it's going to be stunning! :)