All three of my ebooks have been published on both Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes and Noble’s Nook. Actually Design Intriguing Surfaces is still a hold out on the Nook since it seemed to me that some of the pages cut off the words on the edges. Once that problem is solved Design Intriguing Surfaces will be available on Nook as well as Kindle.
Kindle is still a black and white format, so be sure to get the app for your iphone, droid, ipad or computer so that you can enjoy the full color versions of these 3 ebooks.
Design Intriguing Surfaces Kindle version Nook version (in the works)
The pdf versions of my ebooks are also available on www.kathyanneart.com They are in the tutorial section, but you can follow these direct links to the pages –Design Intriguing Surfaces The Complete Guide to Digital Printing and Assembling on Beverage Cans Inside Sensual Surfaces
Well is just had to bite the bullet and purchase a new printer. There were several problems that needed service with my 4800 and it wasn’t worth repairing it, so I bought the 7890. It’s an awesome printer, but a little bit of a learning curve is appearing. The other thing is that it loves to suck the ink to get set up, or clean nozzles or whatever it thinks it should be doing. It is not as easy to fool as my last printer with paper or sizes or anything and tomorrow I will start printing some cheesecloth skins, so I will learn how to use this printer with carrier sheets etc.
The color is beautiful and now I can print 24″ wide which in the case of my new large book pages is a fabulous thing. This afternoon I am printing silk 17″ wide prepared for printing. Think this is the last of my 17″ fabric and then I will be precoating lutradur and heavy weight canvas to get my printer profiles down with those surfaces and also some recycled printers plates. Hopefully by the end of my planned printing I will feel a little more comfortable with this printer.
The Phoenix Airport Museum has included my work Forest Trail 4 and Forest Trail 6 in their museum collection. Both of these pieces from my Sensual Surfaces Series were exhibited in “Fiber Art Unraveled: Material and Process”.
Forest Trail 4
“In the heart of Phoenix is one of the largest airport museums in the nation. The Phoenix Airport Museum is spread out in six buildings at three airports. It has a collection of more than 500 works of art with gallery spaces for exhibitions.”
My process of art is ever evolving. Taking this piece, Mariposa Grove 3, from where it was to where I want it to be was the focus of my weekend. The untangling and repositioning will probably take another day or so, but here is the first section ready to hang. The other part will be the same size as this one and is being finished. It is now manageable to ship and show.
Before the changes, it would take me to set it up each time, this new configuration takes care of the problems. (For the first configuration see my post of May 18, 2010 for the second see my post of May 19, 2010) What I did was place the piece on one of my 4ft x 8 ft tables with the back side up. Once the section was straightened and untangled, I used jute twine to attach all the single columns. It created a stability in the piece. Here are some pics, my studio ceiling is not tall enough to hang the piece without the bottom touching the floor. Next week I will hang the piece outside for proper pictures.
This Wednesday, January 19, 2011 I will be interviewed on Creative Mojo with Mark Lipinski. The show
airs 3PM – 5PM EST and you can catch on toginet radio. Follow the link for toginet radio and it will give you other options for listening if you miss it. The show will go to pod cast later.
This is the time for new year resolutions. I seriously consider these all the time. I think and pile on all those things wonderful ideas about art, growth, accomplishing what I want blah blah blahI and decide what I think I should do. This year I have some incredible ideas about learning new computer software. Just got Corel’s Painter 11 and absolutely love their brushes. Have lots more to learn in InDesign and Illustrator and a program that will allow me to create my own fonts. I already have a schedule to write more consistently on my blogs blocked out………and then I realize what ends up happening with all those lofty ideas…. they are made -now -today -without any thought to where I will be or how I will be feeling when I have to keep my agreement with my resolutions. Then you know what happens? Life gets in my way and while I am doing life, in the back of my mind I think of what I said I would do and haven’t.
The new FiberArts Winter issue 2010/2011 has a blurb on my ebook-
Design Intriguing Surfaces. Page 13 at the very bottom it mentions my ebook. Thanks to FiberArts for including me!
For information on Design Intriguing Surfaces see my post in a previous blog.Design Intriguing Surfaces
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