Tuesday, January 31, 2012

MY FIRST E-BOOK!


To view this book easily, click on the full screen icon!

I had started this book in December and then life took
 over.  I finally finished it at 2 AM a few days ago.  I
 was so close, I just kept going.  I decided to create a book each year of all the art work I had produced.  This way I have an excellent record that will last a long time. I got a little carried away, so this book has 117 pages!  Lots of my sketches.  I ordered a hard bound edition so it would hold up well.  A little pricey but worth it to me.
The best part is they can produce a downloadable version for a very affordable price!  On my iPad, or other electronic device, one can enlarge the image to really see all the details.  

You might want to consider doing this kind of archiving of your work, too!  I always photograph each piece after it is finished.  Often, I will photograph the steps as I work. This is a valuable tool to remember complicated processes. Once that stage is covered up, it is gone forever.




16 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

What a great record of your yearly creativity, Myrna; there were several I hadn't seen yet so that was a nice surprise :)

. said...

This is such a fantastic way to display your work and to keep as a keep sake for you. I really enjoyed looking through the whole thing, my favourite is the boy in "restless", love it and it reminds me of my daughter. And the lady with red hair, but they are all wonderful pieces of work.

meera said...

Wonderful e-book ! what a neat idea.

Dee Doyle said...

Rich, textured, lush, prolific, exuding incredible talent and love of your craft. What a gift to you, what a gift to all of us! Thank you for always leading the charge into unexplored territory and being so brave, daring and curious!

Still wish I could follow you around and learn more. I am so grateful that I have been able to attend two of your workshops and have got to know you a little at Kanuga a couple of years ago.

CrimsonLeaves said...

A brilliant idea, Myrna!

Sherry Pierce Thurner said...

Yes indeed, this is a classy and fun way to present your work! I wonder, can you begin a book like this and then add to it, so that the work of organizing can be spread out over time?

jane ferguson said...

What can I say another great idea from Myrna and I am even included in the book.Fabulous your work is amazing as always and it looks so good seem together like this.

Michelle Himes said...

What a great idea! An awesome record of your work for the year. I love it!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Rhonda, Glad I had a few surprises for you. I did get carried away with all the pages.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Mari, Restless has been in my subconscious for a few years and I finally decided to do something with it. The lady with the Red Hair I stalked in Belgium. I finally had a good shot of her. Amazing hair color! I am happy you enjoyed them.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Meera, E-books are fun to make. check it out!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Dee, you are officially hired as my publicist! I am blushing! Hope we meet up again soon. I thought the work you did in my workshops was outstanding.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Sherry, thanks for stopping by.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Sherry Thurner, that is a very interesting question. There are several ways to make a book with Blurb. One, you download the software to your computer. You can work on that till the cows come home. The Bookify format, which can become an e-book, is done while you are on the internet. I started this one in December and finished about 6 weeks later. I don't know how long you can keep it in the developing state.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Jane, you are an inspirational artist and a fun model. I am so pleased to have you in this book. I wish I could do justice to your poses.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Michelle, thanks for the kind words. I think your work would look fabulous in a book. Let me know if you make one.

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