The new books are here! The new books are here!

Can I just tell you how much fun it is to see someone dive into your book...

... and hear them marvel over it as if it was a present just for them?
I don't know who was more excited to pore over Mixed-Media Dollhouses:
me, Dawn Brown (on the left) or Dawn Westmoreland (on the right)  at Everett Artist's Supply & Framing.

Dawn W. had loved the idea of Mixed-Media Dollhouses from the start, and she was eager to host the book signing on March 19th. But when the books for the signing actually came in, we were all just floored at the beauty of the book itself.
Shiny lettering on the cover and the spine... soft blue endsheets and flyleafs with a subtle sparkle.. and the dollhouse rooms. The rooms!
It's still a little hard to believe the book is real.

I mean, each time I finished a room, I couldn't wait to show Tally, Julie and my fellow artist-contributors. Their rooms spurred me on to the next room to design.
And when Tally broke the news that the publishing paperwork had been signed and we really were going to be in a book, I was ecstatic.

But I keep thinking: "Wow, it looks like a real book and everything." The weight of the book in your hands, the smell of the freshly printed paper as the cover opens... man. That's like ten different kinds of outstanding.

So come see (and smell and pick up) the book for yourself.
Tally and I will be at the Everett Artist's Supply, Friday, March 19th from 5-7pm. You now have seventeen days to find a babysitter, inform your boss that you have a Thing you have to go that night, and plot the quickest way for you and your friends to get here.
Posted on March 2, 2010 and filed under "I'm published", "deep thoughts".