Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Creating a Book of my Blog

'Sunny Spot'
I created another ACEO today, coloured pencil and acrylic on Arches.
The process was continually interrupted as I made frequent trips into the very wet garden with Cody. Why is it that on nice dry days she knows why she has gone out, yet when it is pouring down she pretends that I've taken her out to look in the ponds, visit the bird feeders, have a stroll on the patio etc. As soon as I suggest we go back inside she assumes the pained expression of a puppy desperate to go.
One of my cyber friends pointed me in the direction of a website where you can transform your blog into a book.
It's as easy as making a couple of clicks. I was very impressed when I had a go, so impressed I've ordered the book I created. I decided to include posts from 01/01/2008 to date. I thought it would be something to show people when they ask me how I work. The actual book will take up to a month to arrive, but I'll let you know what the quality is like when I actually see it.
Have a go, there is no committment to buy:-


sue said...

I love the pose - I have a photo of my (now deceased) Bertie in similar pose. Its on my 'to do' list once the Christmas Commissions are out of the way.
Do you buy Arches paper on line? My local art shop doesn't stock it and didn't seem keen to order it for me.

DEB said...

Great aceo! It seems longer or thinner than the 2.5 x 3.5 size in your post. Is there more of the black background in reality? Maybe my monitor is playing tricks on me. Anyway, it's a nice aceo. I use Blog2Print.com, and I've been very pleased with 4 books I've purchased from them.

Toni said...

Hi Gayle,

I love your cats you paint and draw. Hope your latest show was a success.
ok so now I'll have to check out this create a book of your blog. Let us know how your book turns out when you get it.

Patrice said...

Another beauty!

Dors said...

Oh Gayle that sounds very interesting. i can't wait to see your book.

and your cat looks awesome. great job.
Your work will do perfect justice to a book.

vivien said...

should you not be happy with the quality - blurb.com also do this and I can vouch for the final quality.

Megha Chhatbar said...

That is a great idea. That would be a superhit! :) The fur friend is so cutiee...:)

Graphite Pencil Sketch: University of Pune

Gayle Mason said...

Sue, I buy Arches from my local art shop or order from Jackson's
Definitely 2.5 x 3.5 Deb, I think the pale strip is a bit misleading. I'm glad you were happy with the quality of your book.
I didn't know that you could do that with blurb Vivien, it would probably have been quicker.