Guess what?! I wrote a BOOK! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have already heard the news. I announced it just before Christmas, when I surprisingly found out that it was already available for pre-sale on Amazon!
I spent the majority of 2018 working on this project, dreaming up the projects, shooting the pictures and writing the copy. It was a true labor of love, and the biggest + best opportunity I have gotten thus far.
Getting to write a book (of some kind) has always been a dream of mine, just one I wasn't sure how to bring about on my own. I don't necessarily consider myself a writer, per se, at least not in the traditional, grammar snob way. BUT I have always loved creative, free writing. Keeping a journal since 6th grade, writing down the details of my life, and creating little short stories. That naturally evolved into a Xanga, Livejournal, blogger and eventually- this blog right here. I guess the next natural progression was a book!
This opportunity first came about a couple of years ago, shortly after I left my teaching position. A editing house out of London reached out to me to pitch them a few ideas on what I would write a book about if given the chance. Naturally, I pitched all art related ideas and doing a book about painting just felt right.
The projects in this book are labeled as 'plays', 'prompts' and 'projects' and range from easy to slightly challenging, I wouldn't say hard, though. I really wanted it to be a book for 'everyone' type of thing. Something that adults and kids both could enjoy painting their way through. Something that art teachers could use as a jumping point for class projects, or that a beginner could pick up to start their acrylic painting journey.
The book is only on pre-sale right now (on Amazon and Barnes and Noble) and I haven't even received a physical copy of it yet. So I will be sharing more about this through out the coming months, maybe even giving you some teasers of projects inside.
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D.I.Y. : Eyeball Clutch
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