Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Progress Comes In Baby Steps

     I decided this week was an organizational week.  In artist language that means no drawing or painting.  With my art materials safely out of sight I sat at my computer and dared to open my Go Daddy account.
     It wasn't as bad as I remember!  Go Daddy has added some new features that makes editing a bit easier and I quickly added a few new pictures for everyone to enjoy.  Be sure to peruse my web site and let me know what you think!
     I also managed to order promotional postcards and business cards.  I believe that was my goal last March!  In all fairness I did order postcards earlier.  I was so excited when the box came!  I grabbed the scissors and ripped open the box..... WHAT?........HOW?.......ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! I was expecting a beautiful image of blue green water and the perfect brown colored boat, blue overalls and a yellow hat.  It was more like an unkempt homeless boy, sleeping in a rickety old boat, floating on a sea of toxic sewage.  They were horrible.  To say the color was "off" is such a ridiculous understatement, I can't even go there.  Needless to say the postcards were returned for a full refund.  The company I used did not offer color proofs, so I did some research and reordered with a different company.  The excitement is building and I should get my perfect box moment sometime next week!
     The book launch party for Nan's Donut Dilemma was awesome.  Mary Ryan is a party organizing wizard and everyone had a great time.  We signed books all night and I believe Mary sold all the books she brought that night.  Thanks to everyone who came, it was a lot of fun to meet you all.  It was also the first time I met the real Nan.  I was amazed at how much my Nan character looked like the real Nan, considering I never even saw a picture of her.  I'm starting to think I might be psychic!  Well, not really, but that might make an interesting story. 
     I will let you know if my box holds any promise or just the images of a disturbed illustrating psychopath.  Be sure to check out my web site.  Also here is a link to Nan's web site http://www.nanstories.com/ if anyone would like to purchase a book.  You can also check out the publisher web site http://keeneditions.com/.  Ann and Mary were amazing to work with!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Book Launch Party

Book Launch Party for "Nan's Donut Dilemma" at Yo Yo Donuts in Minnetonka, Tuesday November 15th, 4-7pm! Everyone is invited! Hope to see you there!!!