Saturday, June 15, 2013

Searching for the Light - Printed!

I've been doing art journals and altered books now since the summer of 2007I love this art form.  You can paint in them, draw, collage, write, try lots of different mediums and express yourself so differently than you would if you were doing a larger canvasFor me, it's instant gratification.  If something's on my mind...2-3 hours sitting at my art desk....I can complete what's on my mind.  Sometimes I have a very clear vision of what I want to do....and sometimes I sit there and look at the journal and hope the inspiration will come.  If I don't have the time to capture what I'm feeling in that's often lost.  It's hard to explain. 

Having this blog where I can pull things together from the different books I am working on at the same great.  Some of the postings have been more important to me than others.  I have often thought on many occasions about how I could "capture" my blog in print so that if I ever let the blog go...the things I had to say would be saved.  So now I have it! 

 Believe it or not, I ordered it earlier this week and it came today...unbelievable.  I have Sharon Tomlinson to of my favorite artists.  I just happened to be visiting her blog where she said she was waiting for her blog book in the mail!  And she provided the link for a discount coupon that expired the very day I was looking at her blog.  Serendipity.  

The paper is nice quality and I'm really happy with it.  I could have spent more time choosing the cover and such...but that wasn't as important to me as making sure I've saved what's inside.  It literally took me 15 minutes to choose and order this book! 

I was concerned that the photo size I chose might be too small....but it's not at all....and if you go larger...the price goes up.  

The company I ordered this from is SharedBook.  If you want to save your blog...go for it!  I have every single posting in this one book...close to 500 and the book has 214 pages in it.  You could do one year at a time...depends how much you post!  You can put a dedication in and even a table of contents if you like....lots of options....but most importantly, my blog is saved!



Sharon Tomlinson said...

I can't believe you already got yours! Mine hasn't come yet. I like what yours looks like. I chose the large photos and I'm think I might have been just as happy with the medium size. It looks great and I'm happy that you were able to get it and with the coupon.
Thanks for the shout out.

simply blue said...

Hi Sharon! I couldn't believe how fast I got it either. I hope you'll post some pictures from yours...I think the larger photos will really look great. Your art is so wonderful, how could it not! Thank you for all that you share with us fledgling artists!