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Saturday, February 02, 2008
  very cool
Check out Blurb.com if you have ever wanted to self-publish a catalog of your work, or any other kind of book. This is an amazing website that allows you to do just that, using their free software. You design your book page by page using a large array of available templates and options for design aspects. It's really easy to understand and to view as you progress.

When you're done, you can order any number of copies at very reasonable prices (starting at $12.95 for one 20 page copy, plus S/H.) If you think anyone would pay money for it, you can even sell your book from their website without any upfront cost--they print as orders are placed.

I've spent hours today fooling around with ideas for a catalog of my work and having a great time. Non-art applications have come to mind too--how about a cookbook, a travel journal, a family album?? A person could go nuts with this. For now I'm sticking to art topics--with plenty of ideas spinning out from there. For example I could see making one "serious" or "professional" catalog for the galleries, and another one that was more personal or autobiographical. You can even import blog posts into book format with this software...
 
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Hi Rebecca, thanks for the heads up on Blurb.com -- what a convenient resource! Will you be making a catalogue for you SF show? I stopped in to Darnell the other day, and enjoyed seeing "Terrain" -- gorgeous piece. Hope you are staying on track! I know the gallery is excited about your upcoming show.
All the best,
Diane
 
Yes, a catalog to be finished in time for my show is well underway.

It's so great to have you stopping at Darnell, it makes everything seem a bit closer or more real when I hear this!
 
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