So I am taking a break from editing the text for the book to write this blog post. I just need a break. I have been going full force on this project for weeks now and I am sure my family and friends hate me. I have declined just about every offer to do something fun this summer to finish this project. My goals were a bit unrealistic...so I see now. I have typed over 12,000 words for this book, and I am only 3/4 of the way through it. I spent one whole day last week scanning in over 80 pieces of art, then editing them to be print worthy.
I spent the 4th of July creating the look of the book. I have decided on a square book with grey pages. I am really loving the look of this book and it is totally focused on the art. The first 100 pages are nothing but art. The rest of the book is a lot of text. Artist's Statements, contact info, my notes and thoughts while collaborating with each piece.
I am meeting with Spiral Muse Gallery next week to hammer out the final details of the Artist's Shuffle show in August. That is sneaking up on me quick and I feel like it will be here before I can get the project finished.
One last push and a few more all-nighters and I ought to have the book complete. Send me some good energy vibes and my friends and family need to give me some space and a lot of understanding, while I finish this project.
Ok, back to work...
The Artist's Shuffle was started in February 2013 by artist Autumn Steam. It is an international art collaboration between Autumn Steam and 95 artists.