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https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/1400

Hanging out at a bookstore yesterday with friends I happened to spot the book “Making Stuff and Doing Things: DIY guides to just about everything!” edited by Kyle Bravo  https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/1400

This book is now in it’s 4th edition and there’s one chapter by me titled “Why Make A Zine or Artist Book?”.

Back in 2003, if I remember correctly, my work was included in the first edition. Rereading my work now in the new 4th edition I’m still proud and honored to be included!  It really is a useful-in-creative-life book – I’m not just talking about my own chapter.

Here’s a teaser hint of some of the book contents in addition to mine.

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And here’s a teaser page spread from my chapter within this useful book:

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Sharp readers of my blog will probably notice that I’ve used one of the book-stitching techniques I mentioned in “Making Stuff…” on my current project “Time Tavern” (here’s a link to some Time Tavern posts; stitching the book here and more progress here.)

And here’s a panoramic photo of me along with Sweetie and one of our friends (the 4th friend was taking the photo) outside the bookstore Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland Oregon.  http://www.annieblooms.com/

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wine and other wonders

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Once upon a time I got some how-to-be-a-successful-artist advice that said “follow your personal interests and use those for both your art-creation inspirations as well as where you look for art exhibit opportunities”

As a reader of this blog you’re aware that I’m interested in (to name a few things) books, food and drink – I post a lot of my sketchbook pages that contain my interests. My finished artwork is often inspired by books, food and drink. So it makes sense for me to exhibit my art in libraries, bookstores, restaurants or wineries. Here are a few pictures of my art hanging in a winery called Burnt Bridge Cellars – www.burntbridgecellars.com – and during the opening party there will be Italian food cooked on the premises! (the winery has a kitchen connected to it where they have cooking classes)

I also look for galleries and agents and clients that share my interests.  (For example my agent at Caplan Art Designs www.caplanartdesigns.com facilitated this winery exhibit) The above mentioned advice has been working very well for me for a number of years now.

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