My art book, GOLDEN DREAMS, is off to the printer!
After over two months of work by myself, Michael Nelson the cover designer, and production by Judy Gonyeau, my 224-page art book is finally at the printer in Texas. I am more nervous about this than about any other project, as I am solely responsible for the end product. I am so grateful for finding about about Kickstarter, which I used to fund the printing costs.
Below are some sample spreads from the book, and the cover design. I was thrilled to get blurbs for the back cover from noted illustrators Paul Zelinsky and Charles Vess, and a lovely quote from the chief curator of the Norman Rockwell Museum, where I have an upcoming solo show from Dec 7, 2013-Mar 9, 2014.
MOVING TO WORDPRESS
I am moving my website to WordPress next month, and the home page news will become a blog format, where folks are welcome to leave comments. I will be moving to a Mailchimp Newsletter service as well, as I understand it is not a good idea to send these things from a personal email account. Getting with the times. Just a bit. I have started a Pinterest account, and plan to make some boards. A bit of Twittering.
ART BOOK NEWS
Working madly this month on the art book. Below is a spread, with pictures from Sleeping Beauty, out of print since 1990.
Here are two sample spreads from my art book, GOLDEN DREAMS,
live on Kickstarter until August 1st.
For many years I'm been dreaming of doing an art book that would collect over 35 years of my illustrations into one volume.
GOLDEN DREAMS, The Art of Ruth Sanderson, is a proposed 224-page full color hardcover book that will do just that, with your help!
Kickstarter is a new website designed for people to help raise the funds needed for creative projects, such as self-publishing an art book, with people pledging for "rewards" -i.e the published book and other goodies. A number of my friends have been successful at doing this, so I thought I'd give it a try!
Here's the link -
Thanks so very much for taking a look!
I will be posting a few mock-ups of spreads that will be in the book to give you an idea of the design. Here is one from the chapter on Nancy Drew: