Friday, May 29, 2015

Published!

I knew this was coming for almost two years, but now it's finally here: Dawn Devries Sokol's A world of Artist Jounal Pages.

Lookit:


It's a gorgeous book with an enormous amount of journal pages from all over the world. It's like going to an exhibition without having to leave your house! A lot of the work in there is just stunning, so you can imagine that I'm pretty excited about being in there too!
 
The lovely page on the bottom right is made by Sandra van den Bogaard, but the rest is all mine.

Having your pages in somebody else's book is a strange experience. First when you get picked you are really excited and happy, but then follows a long time in which nothing seems to happen. Well, a lot is happening of course, it's just that you are not personally a part of it, and you almost forget about it. Also I am the type of person who doesn't really really believe it until she sees it in print.

The good part about that is that you get to be all freshly excited again when the book shows up in your mailbox! I love this book and will spend (and have already spent) many hours drooling over all those beautiful pages. It's good to be in such amazing company. It's also good to know so many people out there are filling pages in journals and how differently they all do it. It really makes you realize there is not one way to art journal, just like there's not one way to do art.

If you are a lover of journals you might want to pick up or borrow this book and have yourself a nice long sitdown with a cup of tea and cookies. The book is pretty big, so be sure to take your time.

Have a wonderful and artsy weekend, my blogsy people!


30 comments:

  1. Congratulations Carin! You must be thrilled. Your artwork is lovely and it's great that so many people will have an opportunity to see and experience it. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the book soon.
    BTW, after I saw your pattern design paintings, I just had to go out and get a couple of Molotow masking pens. I'm looking forward to playing with them!

    Have a great weekend!
    Mary

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  2. Wow, congratulations on being published. You certainly deserve it. I will get my hands on that book as soon as I can. Have a great weekend....Linda E.

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    1. Thank you Linda, hope you enjoy the book.

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  3. Congratulations are in order!!!!!!!!!
    Barb
    USA

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  4. Congratulations, friend .... this is so awesome! : )

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  5. Oh, I am so happy for you! Congratulations!

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  6. Awesome - congratulations and have a fabulous weekend

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    1. Thanks Lynette, hope you had a great weekend too! :-)

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  7. Ik heb dit boek nu al bijna 2 weken in huis en het ligt nog steeds pontificaal 'voor de pak' op tafel... ik blíjf maar bladeren en kijken, er staat zoveel moois in dat je niet uitgekeken raakt (om over inspiratie maar te zwijgen, ik maak aantekeningen van 'ideeen' die bij het doorbladeren in me opkomen.) Gefeliciteerd met je publicatie Caatje!

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    1. Ja, het is een heerlijk boek om uren in te vertoeven. Geweldig dat we er allebei instaan!

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  8. Wat leuk om je eigen werk zo terug te zien, geniet ervan!
    Ik wens je een fijn weekend met vooral veel leesplezier:-)

    Groetjes,
    Alice

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    1. Ja, het is wel stoer om dat zo mee te maken. Dank je wel. :-)

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  9. Er zou een droom uitkomen voor mij als dit ooit gebeurt ;-)
    Ontzettend gaaf voor je om bij die neusjes van de zalm te horen. Van harte hoor!

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    1. Wie weet komt jouw kans ook nog Bernardine, dank je wel. :-)

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  10. Oh Caatje, this is a wonderful honor for you, and well-deserved, I might add! I love seeing you acknowledged in this way,
    I must say. Your work is attracting the attention of the world, and that is as it should be!

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  11. Daar mag je best trots op zijn , geweldig ! Rini

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    1. Dank je wel Rini. We delen trouwens voornamen: ik ben officieel Catharina Maria Johanna! :-)

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  12. Hi Carin

    Ordered the book yesterday, cant wait to see it, as I love your work. Congratulations.

    Annie v.

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  13. Gefeliciteerd, ik weet uit ervaring hoe leuk het is om je werk in andermans boek te zien! Ik heb het boek meteen op m'n verlanglijstje gezet.

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    1. Ja, geeft wel een kick om dat zo te zien. Het boek is echt een kijkfeest, dus ik hoop dat je er veel van zult genieten.

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  14. Wow, Caatje....this is awesome! This book looks like it is definitely worth the investment. I can't imagine how exciting it must be to be part of such a gorgeous publication. Congratulations!!

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    1. Thank you. I'm pretty proud to be in it. :-)

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  15. Gefeliciteerd Caatje , Ik weet hoe fantastisch het is je eigen werk te zien in een boek .. ben net ook verschenen met enkele schetsen in het boek "The Sketchbookproject World Tour" , het is een vat vol inspiratie ... ik ga me zeker ook een exemplaar van "A world of Artist Journal pages" aanschaffen want niks zo zalig om lekker in de tuin en in het zonnetje te bladeren in deze boeken .

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    1. Wat gaaf Debora! Gefeliciteerd. Ik kijk zo nu en dan op de site van dat project, heerlijk al die schetsboekjes die iedereen op zijn eigen manier vult. PS Nog bedankt voor je Griekse kaartje! :-)

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