Norman, here. I got an unexpected surprise this week when I received an advance copy of my friend Jeannine Stein's new book Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials. I have a project that is featured in the gallery section of the book -- page 112-113! It's the first time my artwork has been published in a book!
My contribution is an album I made as a keepsake of my 40th birthday. I used an old ledger as the front and back covers of my book, and vintage fabric for the binding. I used the birthday cards I received at my party as the pages inside the book. I thought it would be a fun way to keep the birthday cards and commemorate the occasion.
I was thrilled and honored to be a part of Jeannine's book. She is truly one of the most gifted artists I've ever known. I met her in the first art class I took in California, and we became instant friends. She's been a huge inspiration to me ever since. We'll be hosting her at the store for an author signing later this summer, so I'll post more about that once the details have been finalized.
The book sells for $24.99 and is available here at Chevalier's. If you'd like a copy, call the store at 323/465-1334 and I'll hold one for you! We can even ship it anywhere you'd like.