Yes, I have another book party coming up! This time it's for a DIY book called?
I'm also excited for you to see the installation called "A Group Memoir" which will display a majority of the projects featured in the book. With help from three friends/artists, Jean Lee (who made the doily rug above), Kate Pruitt, and Dianne Que, we're going to turn the Rare Device side room into an amazing cardboard space. (Of course, I'm using my favorite material, cardboard.).?Can't wait for you to see it! ?
We're finally done with our
Stop #1:?September 9 at?
It was awesome to kick off the book tour in the Bay Area--one, because I live here and two, because Chronicle Books, our publisher, is based in San Francisco. I didn't get to taste any of the cupcakes from?
Stop #2:?September 16 at?
The second event was at one of favorite stationery shops,
I wasn't sure what it was going to be like bringing my kids (4 and 8-years old) to a book signing, but they seemed to be behaved...well, aside from the time that my son put me in a chokehold and played with my hair while I was signing a book. Otherwise, I think he was perfectly behaved.
?Stop #3: October 7 at?
We were really worried that it was going to rain--but it ended being a sunny day and a perfect evening for a party. We were really amazed by the 300-person turnout and alleged sightings of
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And for those in SF, LA, and NY, please be sure to stop by and see us on our book tour which kicks off in San Francisco on September 9.
is a book that I wrote, designed, and styled! It's Crafting a Meaningful Home: 27 DIY Projects to Tell Stories, Hold Memories, and Celebrate Family Heritage. Equal parts anthology of personal stories and projects for the home, the book features amazing projects by crafters and artists including Anh-Minh Le, Lisa Congdon, Derek Fagerstrom & Lauren Smith, Anna Corpron & Sean Aeyeung, Samantha Hahn, Jean Lee & Chika Eustace, and Joy Deangdeelert Cho--to name a few.
The bookwill be available in September, but be sure to pre-order your copy now![btw, scanner broke, so no hand-lettered posts...]
We had a great time at Chronicle Book's Local by Design event last Friday at?Zinc Details!? Since I'm always cooped up in my house behind a computer or having a business-y type meeting somewhere, it was nice to just catch up with friends (and even make some new ones) and check all the cool stuff Chronicle's churning out.
If you want to see more images, there's more on my Facebook page.
(images by Marvin Ilasco)
I'm excited to finally share with you a project I worked on last year with the lovely and talented Joy Deangdeelert Cho: our book Creative, Inc.! It's filled with great advice about becoming a freelance talent like an illustrator, animator, designer, stylist, or photographer. The book will be available in early September, but for now you can pre-order your copy to make sure you're one of the first to get your hands on one!
(image above from Joy D. Cho)