Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sneaky-Peeky

I've been working on a fun book project that documents the past ten(!) years of my artwork. I'm using Blurb.com and doing all the design work myself which has been interesting! I'm still learning photoshop so when the going gets tough I just cut and paste the page together and scan! I was inspired by my friend book, Artsy Mama's A Seasonal Guide to the Creative Life-thanks, Kari! I hope to have it out in time for Christmas! I want to include some how-to's and am open to any comments or suggestions you might have!! Here's a few pages to preview. Xo
Cover

Title Page

Bell Jar Assemblages

Assemblage paintings

Wreaths

19 comments:

Munted kowhai said...

Katie, it's wonderful! I'm adoring the rich colours swimming together.
Photoshop can be hair tearing inducing. I only know the most simple things but good on ya for taking that up!

jenny holiday said...

Seeeeriously SO exciting!!! Hooray for you!!! and Hooray for US!! : )

Can't wait!!!!

xoxo Jenny

Molly Evans said...

my first thought was:
I AM GOING TO BUY THE HELL OUT OF THAT BOOK!

eloquent, i know. haha
See you saturday! - molly

Amy Bell said...

wow!!! i cannot wait to get it!! what a GREAT idea!!!
love ya

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh, Katie! That is absolutely beautiful! I cannot wait to see it when it is completed! YAY! Congratulations and so glad you are doing this!
xo
Melissa
ps I so hope we get to meet you one day too, my friend!

Amanda Adams said...

Amazing. Can't wait. I'll hope for Christmas.......

Stacey said...

Oh! So fun:) I will definitely be getting a copy. Have a great Halloween...

emma lamb said...

How fab, can't wait untill it comes out :)

knackstudio said...

KATIE!! This is so stinking gorgeous!! You have done a fantasmic job!! I absolutely can't wait.....sign me up for a copy!!:)

lily pottery said...

this is so incredibly amazing! I am so excited and can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Liz Demos said...

Looking good, girly. Can I reserve a copy now?
xoxo

Katie Runnels said...

Thanks everyone!! You've inspired me to keep going! (its kinda hard for me to stick to a computer project!)
Xoxo I love you!!

jae said...

Hello. I'm new to your blog, but had to comment since I am working on a couple of similar projects. The pages look beautiful and like someone else said...photoshop is hair tearing inducing. It is so hard to sit at the computer for hours and put together this sort of thing....so from someone who feels your pain....I'm thinking of you. Nice to "meet" you.

blue moss said...

so so exciting....it looks fabulous...cant wait!!!
love michelle

Linda Crispell said...

Like your art, this is a book that will inspire and be like no other. You are so creative, I love how you used the old photo mats to frame your assemblages.
Can I bet that this will be the first Blurb book on the N.Y. Times bestsellers list?
Linda

Paper Relics said...

cute!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

What gorgeous pages! I've heard much about you and your blog, and I'm very happy to visit :) Your projects are beautiful!

ArtsyMama said...

You're so sweet!!

I CANNOT WAIT to get a copy of your book. It's going to be beyond fabulous. The peeks are mouth watering. Can I pre-order now? hehe!!!

Cheers!
Kari

Tamara Garvey said...

katie, that looks fantastic! what a great idea to do a book. i will totally buy one to adorn the coffee table.

great to see you at the shop on saturday! take care.