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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Close To Home - THE BOOK


Happy November everyone!

I am thrilled to announce that my Summer project 'Close to Home' is now all tied up in a book and available to preview and purchase from the Blurb bookstore by clicking the badge to the right, just underneath my profile.

The book contains 27 plein air sketches of homes from 3 villages in Cambridgeshire, England, UK...17 of which I have blogged about here.
It's wonderful to have all 27 sketches together to flick through, I'm pleased I'll get to keep them recorded this way.

I am so excited to be finishing this project to my plans made back in April, it feels good to see this through.
Benwick village hall are having a Dickensian Day on 15th November and I have a pitch there for my project sketches and books, so I'll be sending personal invitations out to the 27 different addresses I painted as well as promoting my presence there publicly.
Many will be dressing up in Dickensian clothing so it should also be a great opportunity for some sketching too!

I wish to thank all my regulars for your constant visits, praise and encouragement, your interest urges me to be productive EVERY day, as I have stated in my book....Hmmmm....'My book'...Sounds good....I could get used to that!

17 comments:

Anita said...

Anita - this sounds like a wonderful project and you have every right to be extremely proud of it. I shall have to nip along and have a look - are you autographing copies? :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Congratulations Anita. I am so proud of you. I am more of a regular lurker than participating in your comment section but I have been rooting for your all the way. You have been an inspiration to me in more ways than just your book. I hope it sells well. The launch at the feastival sounds perfect.

E-J said...

They make a gorgeous book, Anita - I will be ordering one for sure, and expecting you to sign it for and to me so that nobody who peruses my coffee table is left in any doubt that I know you! :)

E-J said...

By the way, the stencils for lettering in your journal were an inspired idea. I may have to nick that one. ;-)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

I already have E-J - we bought a set in Ely last Thursday for me.

Love the colours and spread for this Close to Home post Anita. Good luck with the sales.

By the way, I brought myself home a sore throat which developed in the journey and was difficult all day yesterday leading the group through their first acrylic works and this morning its terrible so Ive had the morning in bed?? good excuse!! Loved my time with you.

The Jen said...

Congratulations! I'm sure the book will be lovely. Do you know what the retail price will be, and do you have overseas shipping info? (to USA) ~jen~

Ann said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful book! I am sure you will do well with it.

Joan said...

Congratulations on completing your project!!! It sounds like a great way to show it off at that special day. I loved the sketches of the homes!

Judybec said...

GREAT JOB here Anita!
I previewed your book and it is so beautifully done!!! How exciting! Congrats!!!! and I hope there are more books in your future.
Please let us know how your show goes.

Lisa Reed said...

Anita,
Every day is an adventure with you! Since I first stumbled upon your blog a few months ago, I have loved every minute of it. You inspire so many of us. Thanks for the inspiring ride!
Lisa

Leah said...

congratulations on completing your book, anita! it looks gorgeous!!

Tequitia said...

congratulations!

freebird said...

I hope the people whose homes you painted will love them and buy your book. I bet they will too.

Anonymous said...

well done love the book look foward to our day together hope you get lots of orders soooo proud of you love mum

carin.c said...

What a fabulous project! And so wonderful that you brought it to fruition in finished form. I just recently found blurb myself and it looks to be a great finished piece. Your paintings are incredible. Best of luck to you.

Margaret Ann said...

"Anita...friend, inspiration,
artist, author."
My! That just sings so sweetly.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Well Done and Congratulations Anita... I've ordered my copy today... I'm so glad you decided to publish you Close to Home project... I do hope you can sign the book... but signed or not, rest assured I will treasure it.