Saturday, March 21, 2009

Self Published

My new Shutterfly book containing most of my 2006-8 work is self published, but no vanity book.  I'm using it instead of my carrying my laptop or wad of photos, or, heaven forbid, wagging the artwork itself around.  I have used it to show friends whom I haven't seen in months just what I've been up to and and as a handy opener for conversations with galleries about possible future exhibits.

Frankly this 24 page little book was surprisingly easy to create.  In fact, I'm considering making one every year.  It's one of the things I've done lately to facilitate my work.  Since most folks who read my blog are other fiber artists I can also recommend Artist's Butler for inventory control and for printing.  Can you tell I'm crossing off the New Year Resolution list?


  1. The book is beautiful. Very professional-looking. Of course, it wouldn't be quite that beautiful if the quilts weren't so spectacular. Good work, Diane!

  2. Hello - Stumbled upon your blog and had to comment. Congratulations on your wonderful new book and finding your passion, quilting. Writing and photography are my twin passions, along with my blog about making and keeping NY Resolutions. Drop by sometime. I've bookmarked your site and plan to drop by periodically. It gives me such inspiration to see others 'do what they love'. Enjoy the Spring.
    Kim Simpson

  3. Hi Diane, I absolutely love the quilt with the boats. The composition is great, and I particulaly admire how you did the different shading within the boats. Beautiful fabrics too! I hope I'll see it in a couple of weeks.
    (Side note: the red writing on blue makes it impossible to read the text ie 2009 Shows & Exh...) I can tell, however, that you've not been sleeping in the first 3 months of this year! Janine

  4. The book is a grand idea- I have one that's 'almost' finished too- just need a few of the older digitals I don't have in FL. Hope you have a great time down under- and look forward to getting together next time you venture only a little bit south, not a whole lot south! (And I am thrilled to see myself on your favorite blog list! thanks!)