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Monday, March 22, 2010

My new book- ready for pre-sales!



Note: I'm so honorred many of you are pre-ordering this book! I would love to have you go to the Amazon page, scroll down, and add you comment in the forum I started- write a note about why you are excited for this book, to help inspire other possible buyers.

You can now go to Amazon and pre-order my new book "Creative Illustration Workshop" which I wrote and illustrated. All of the 200+ images in the book are my illustrations and sketches, and other surprises. Published by Quarry Books, you'll have 144 pages of my inspirations, tips for fighting creative block, and places to find subjects for a story...like your refrigerator. Yes, you read that right. I was so please with the cover - I designed the image, and the designer selected the type. I've been able to be quite hands on with many aspects of the book, which is nice.

My hope is that when you finish the book, you'll look at your home and surroundings as a huge library of material - always there to give you fresh stories and things to draw and paint. I also have a section with a sequence exercise that helps express feelings and emotions - art as a cathartic guide, in other words.

Who will like this book? Anyone that appreciates my blog and my compassion for animals and nature that comes through in my art. Anyone that loves Pino. Anyone that loves the incredible array of texture in the natural world. People with whim in their hearts. People that need a little whim in their hearts. Anyone that's lossed a loved one or had a broken heart. Anyone that needs to tweak their perspective on making art. If you want to draw like Leonardo da Vinci, this book is not for you. If you get mad when someone draws outside the lines, this book probably isn't for you.


When more of the design work is completed by the publisher, I'll upload some spreads on Amazon. Rest assured that each page is full of my art and personality. But you can pre-order now if you like [and Amazon guarantees you the best price if the price has dropped by the actual publication date.]

11 comments:

Editor52 said...

I could NOT be more psyched about this book. I'm a writer and editor who dabbles in drawing and painting. Katherine is wildly creative and I cannot wait to see how she spurs the creativity of others. The pictures alone will be worth it!

Red Fish Circle said...

Looking forward to it Katherine, have it bookmarked - I know I will love it, congrats again!

Cathy said...

So exciting, Katherine!!

kerin rose said...

I just bought mine! :)

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Congratulations Katherine!!

It is so exciting to see
you have a book out!!

I can draw, but I'd like to
learn more techniques about
painting and mix-media.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

artistickitty said...

Yipeeeee! I've been awaiting this with HUGE anticipation...still a bit more waiting to do but it feels great to have one reserved. Does it feel more "real" for you now with the pre-sales? Quarry always does a great job with their art books. I just know yours will be living on my bedside table for a long, long time...or under my pillow. ♥ AK

Sharon said...

Done and done! Can't wait to get my copy and I feel so happy for all your achievement! It must feel a bit like giving birth!!! long labor though! So looking forward to the book launch...come east! many many congrats!

Apifera Farm said...

oh thanks, all....I'm just hoping I don't come off like a used cars salesman, but anyone who has written a book knows the work involved in selling it. Sharon, your Forum comment was just so kind- thank you. I'll appreciate each and everyone....
Maybe the book will sell like crazy, and Pino and I can finally get that Pino Pie Pulling Truck.

C.M. Mayo said...

Congrats! I just added it to my shopping cart at amazon.com I've been following your blog for some time now and am sure your book will have a lot to teach me. Thank you and good wishes!

salmonpoetry said...

wow wow wow! this will be the perfect reward for me after a too-long winter. I had no idea you had this up your sleeve!
Congratulations!! I'll preorder a copy next time I go to Amazon.

Angela Meijer said...

Sooo very excited. It's been far too long since I've come to visit your blog.... as always I'm amazed at all you're doing. I just pre-ordered my copy, and can't wait until I can get my hands on this book!

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