confession time



You have no idea how hard it’s been to be tight lipped about the little story I’m about to tell you. No idea! I didn’t want to say anything until I signed on the dotted line. I just did that today. So here it is: I’ve started writing a paper craft book that will be published in mid-2009. Yeah!! (you can now picture me jumping up and down, up and down, up and down).

This whole thing started last year when my literary agent discovered my work. Thank you K for being so instrumental in all of this, for being so patient with me and for answering all my silly novice questions. You’re wonderful! And of course, a big thank you to my publisher who believed my proposal was book worthy.

The unassuming sketch book you see above has all my project ideas in its pages. I’ve been carrying it around for months and months. It is a treasure trove of sketches and doodles. Most of them will end up in the book and others may make their appearance on some other occasion. It’s been a great experience to stretch my creative muscles and come up with what I consider well designed and interesting projects. I obviously still have a lot of work ahead of me but I’m so very excited with the challenge.

The book will contain paper craft projects for the home and will reflect my typical clean lined and quiet style. I certainly hope that the book lives up to everyone’s expectations but more than anything, I hope to live up to my own worst critic - me.

So if any of you were wondering why my tutorials had slowed down – now you know why. It’s so very frustrating to have so much work that I can’t share just yet. You’ll have to wait and see it all in my new book.

I’m excited and nervous but with my husband and family cheering me on I’m sure this is going to be a lot of fun. I'm also happy to be finally sharing this on my blog. So many of you have been so generous with your comments about my projects that I felt like I was cheating on you by not sharing all of this sooner.

Now I can finally exhale... :)

54 comments:

  1. Wow. Congratulations. Looking forward to watching the project bloom. It's always wonderful to see someone I admire get recognized for their work. I'm sure there will be stressful times ahead as the deadlines loom, but it's wonderful that you will have this new avenue to share your art.

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  2. How exciting! Your projects are wonderful and should make for a great book!

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  3. Congratulations!! It may be a little premature to try and put the book on my wish list, but you can be sure that it is mentally.

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  4. That's wonderful! I couldn't be happier. And, I'm with Ali, your book is so on my wish list!

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  5. Wow!!!

    That´s great! It´s great you get to exercise your "creative muscles", as you say.

    Sometimes graphic design work can get to be very uncreative, the total opposite of what it should be.

    I wish you lots of success!

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  6. What a tremendous compliment to you. Congratulations!

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  7. That's incredible! Good for you. I'm so glad you can share your "little bits of sunshine" (your paper artwork) with a larger audience! :0) I'm so happy for you, and it sounds like your family is as well.

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  8. Congratulations! Can't wait to see the end result!

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  9. I do can imagine you jumping up and down (I would have done too, with such great news!) I'm very curious about the book! Congratulations!

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  10. Congratulations! This couldn't have happened to a nicer, talented person.

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  11. Congrats! You definitely have a great talent and I'm so glad you get a chance to share it!

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  12. I could not be happier for you, truly. You deserve it, and I can't wait to get my autographed copy! :)

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  13. BIG, HUGE, CONGRATS!!! that's so exciting. i can't wait to see it.

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  14. Yay! It seems all my favorite bloggers/craftspeople are writing books, I'm so happy you're "next!"
    Can't wait to see it!!

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  15. Excellent! Looking forward to seeing the book!

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  16. Woo-hoo!!! That is so awesome, I can't wait until next year!

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  17. Congratulations! I can't wait to see it!

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  18. Congratulations. You are so talented.

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  19. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'm sure it will be wonderful. Can't wait to read it!

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  20. That's fan-frickin'-tastic!!! Congratulations - and good luck with the book....

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  21. congrats! i am sure it will be wonderful! what a great opportunity! have fun!!

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  22. I can't wait to read a whole book of your ideas- your work is an OASIS of simplicity in a genre that can too embellished. You SO deserve this!

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  23. Waiting to get your book in my hands. You are such a big inspiration for me..

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  24. Congratulations Patricia! I'm sure the book will be amazing.

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  25. Congratulations! I bet that was a hard secret to keep! Best wishes for the book and everything else!

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  26. thats HUGE!!! congratulations!! can't wait to see your projects in print.

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  27. so, so, so wonderful! You should be so darn proud!

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  28. Congrats Patricia! I can't wait till your book comes out!

    xoxo

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  29. congrats!!!!!!!

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  30. big congratulations! well done, can't wait to see it.

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  31. I have just found you through how about orange, and wanted to say congratulations on your paper craft book! You must be so excited, and think how much joy your ideas and projects will bring to all us paper fiends!

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  32. how exciting! i am sure it will be fabulous! congrats patricia!

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  33. Oh my goodness!!!!! I am so happy for you! You deserve this so much! Can't wait for the day it comes out! It'll be like holding your blog in my hands. :-)

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  34. wow! congratulations! you must be ecstatic. =) i'm sure it's going to be wonderful...

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  35. oh patricia... such such great news!!! happy for you and lucky for us!!!!

    :D

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  36. how exciting!! ... I'm sure you'll autograph copies and sell them here right? We can say we knew you when...

    congratulations!

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  37. That is wonderful news! I can't wait for it to publish. I'm sure it will be great!

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  38. how exciting! I will be buying your book!

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  39. Congrats to you. You should be so proud of putting yourself out there creatively! Can't wait to see the cool projects in the book.

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  40. BIG CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting and I can not wait to buy your book.

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  41. What a dream come true. Amazing!

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  42. oh fantastic! congratulations! -kb

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  43. I can not wait for it! I am so excited. AND i am so happy for you. I will be looking forward to paper crafting!

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  44. OMG! That is amazing news! A big congrats to you! :)

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  45. how exciting!! congratulations!!

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  46. What a wonderful journey to begin! Congratulations!

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  47. that's awesome...congratulations!! :) all the best.. i hope u finish it soooon and we can lay our hands on it :)

    soo happy for you!

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  48. ohmygosh, congratulations! That's wonderful!

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  49. congratulations! Was it your glow in the sky I saw the other night? :)

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  50. Mazel Tov! This is great news. I can't wait to get my hands on the book. Well done!

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  51. Congrats! I love to hear news like this. I can only imagine the excitement and it would be hard to keep it mum for so long.
    I'm sure it will be great. Look forward to it.
    xo

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  52. congratulations! your work is so worthy of a book. I am sooooo anxious to see it!

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