TODAY is the DAY!!!
My book, "Share Your Joy: Mixed Media Shareable Art" can be found in print in your local bookstore, TODAY! This is a thrilling day for me! It feels like a real accomplishment! It was a lot of hard work, but I can tell you that I experienced a lot of joy along the way. Winning the Walter Foster 100 Years Book Deal Contest was extremely exciting. Spending six months creating the projects, writing the book, and taking all the process photos was a labor of love! Every time I finished a project I could see the joy in it! Helping to edit the manuscript was a huge learning experience for me, and another creative endeavor, to assure that the book looked and felt the way I envisioned. It all came together, and I am so grateful! I am grateful to the Quarto team who helped me create it, and to all of you who pre-ordered it! Now, I need to go to the bookstore and see it on the shelf! That will be another exciting and joyful moment, I'm sure!
I will be holding a local signing party soon, so stay tuned, local peeps, for that. I am also doing my own DIY book tour in November. I'm loading my car with art supplies and hitting the road! Starting November 3rd I will be at A Work of Heart Studio for a meet and greet that evening. The next day, November 4th I will be leading one of my Art Play Dates, a 4-hour workshop creating shareable art! After that I travel to A Playful Space in Bakersfield to lead another shareable art Art Play Date on the evening of Wednesday November 8th. And finally, I'll be in Santa Barbara at The Crafter's Library for another Art Play Date on Saturday, November 11th. More details to come soon! I hope to be able to meet some of the members of my online art community in real life at some of these events!
Thank you so much for your interest in and support of my joyful art adventures! I wish you all the joy of creating and much more!