Mixed-Media Book Give-a-Way

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Thursday 26 June 2008 at 6:55 am

Stef over at Craftside has a new book give-a-way going that includes my book published from Quarry called Making Designer Mixed-Media and Memory Jewelry. You can find a review of the book as well as details on how you can enter to win a free copy of it at the Craftside weblog.

Of course, your more recent books always tend to be your favorites when you are a writer, but honestly, this book as a special spot in my heart for a few reasons. First of all, I was writing my dissertation at the same time that I was working on this book, and my research had a lot to do with memory and recording our memories using domestic technology, such as crafting. So, the cross over between the two was a little more than eerie for me, as it was totally not planned in any way.

The other reason I loved working on this book was the fact that there are a huge number of artists’ work in there. I think maybe I have two piece of jewelry in it, and if my I’m remembering correctly, something like 25+ artists contributed designs for the book. It was my job then to write the instructions up for them. Thus the range in techniques and points of view are much larger than anything I had done before. Whenever it is possible, I try to bring in the designs of other artists, but this was a major coordination effort, and I am very proud of the results. I’d love to do something like this again sometime.

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