New cover for the book! I like this a lot! The first cover IW used for promotion is on the fan page. This seems brighter, like the watercolor pages used for backgrounds.
This is the quick sketch for the piece 'Time and Memory' a necklace for a selkie named Tuala.
The finished version of 'Time and Memory'. Andrew took this shot and I think it looks really good. He's a very good photo stylist.
I was really surprised to see the book on Amazon! Its kind of surreal... I knew that it would be sold in bookstores, but its strange to see my name as an author. It made my heart skip a little, in a good way. Now I'm nervous! I hope it lives up to the anticipation! So many have contributed to this project and believe in it so much and for once, I'm in agreement. I never worked so hard on anything as I did on this book and that includes birthing my baby and my senior thesis show. I might even say it was more work than landscaping with my dad in the heat of Florida summers! The book is 164 pages with 20 projects and a basics sections, but the real work was making the hundreds of pieces, experimenting with interesting combinations and then choosing what goes in.
That was also the most fun. The least fun was writing directions. Now I'm at a different stage- promotion. I am very glad Andrew is good at this, otherwise it would be me standing awkwardly at a show, hiding behind the books! I'm more of behind the scenes kind a gal. When I used to do gallery shows, I'd pretend I wasn't the artist and watch how everyone reacted to the work. I know, cowardly, but what can you do? I just like to make stuff.