Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Top Ten

Less than a month now until the release
date for my new book, Nature Inspired.

I am SO giddy with excitement, yet not
without some butterflies too!!!
Last Saturday, I was lying in bed, almost
ready to fall asleep when I started thinking
about the book, then all of a sudden I started
giggling, which woke my husband up.

When he asked me about my outburst, I told
him that I was imagining the Letterman show,
and that David was on-stage belting out,
in his booming voice, the top ten reasons to
love Nature Inspired.

David's monologue made me smile BIG!, and I
thought it might be fun to share his Top Ten
List with you, so here goes....

#10 - Readers can paint, journal, and
scrapbook their most cherished nature

#9 - Discover great techniques for
constructing nature assemblages.

#8 - Make a unique Gathering Journal
for collecting and preserving botanical

#7 - Design gorgeous Beaded Necklaces
and Pendants you'll love wearing again
and again. And, who can resist jewelry?

#6 - Examine alternative methods for
bringing the beauty of the outdoors

#5 - There are super techniques to
solve those complicated nature
background conundrums.

#4 - Sketch/Draw nature images and
scenes from your own photographs.

#3 - Explore a sense of place, both
far away and in your own backyard,
with projects found in
Nature Inspired.

#2 - THINK of the Enormous
possibilities that abound when
creating art inspired by nature.

And the
..... (drum-roll PLEASE)

The Dedication:

"This book is dedicated to everyone who
has ever been inspired by the magnificent
beauty of nature and longed to capture a
little of its incredible splendor."

I am currently taking pre-orders for Nature Inspired
with details on how to purchase a copy located in
the right side margin of this post. Each book will be
autographed and comes with a Limited Edition print.

Also, as an additional Thank You for pre-ordering my
new book, you will be eligible to win 1 of 2 original
artworks shown in my current article in
Somerset Studio. So don't wait to be including
in this FABULOUS give-away. Winners will be
chosen on the book release date of September 1st.


Jennifer and Kim said...

Tracie, we are so happy that you and Marilyn dropped in today! Your book looks fantastic and it was a real pleasure to meet both of you!

dogfaeriex5 said...

yippeee~~~~~~~~sign me up!

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

awesome!! Love the top ten reasons- very good!

Mrs Button said...

just discovered your beautiful blog and art...this book looks very inspiring.

Fran Saperstein said...

It was SO good to see you at AU and to talk with you. Kindred spirits, we are! Sign me up for a copy of your book!

Gina Lee Kim said...

Hi Tracie. OK this is surreal but I have your book next to me and typing on your blog right now! Congratulations on your book--a crowning achievement :). And forgive me for not realizing that you are featured in many of the books/mags that I own & cherish. I'm so glad I "found" you.
p.s. if you don't mind, may I have your permission to feature you in my blog in a future post?
p.p.s. did you know i had tons of cut-out bird paintings and spare decorative sheer fabric just sitting around? because of you, you taught me that I can incorporate them...thank U!

dosfishes said...

Your book is great. I especially liked the advise about drawing from your own photographs. It helps those of us who are drawing challenged to think about the work in a different way.

Hope you sell lots of copies!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Looking forward to meeting you in person at FoQ :)

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Tracie, I'm pretty sure the number thing about your book is YOU. What a treat it will be to get it in the mail. I'm counting the days. Kathy

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Tracie, I'm pretty sure the number one thing about your book is YOU. What a treat it will be to get it in the mail. I'm counting the days. Kathy

Deborah Boschert said...

Oh, you dedicated your book to ME?! How sweet of you! It's totally on my wish list.