Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Books on the Horizon

Well the distant horizon.....but I did just sign a contract with Lark, publisher of Marcia DeCoster's Beaded Opulence for two new books.

The themes are 'Beads in Motion', think Rings of Saturn and other similarly designed pieces with moving parts...

And the Bead Within, think beads around beads, beads inside beads......

I have sketches of many of my intended pieces, now to turn them into reality.

I once again have committed to doing the illustrations for the two new books. I am contemplating a switch to a MAC and a switch to Adobe Illustrator. The completion of taxes will reveal the available budget and reality of the change.

Sadly our local Continuing Ed has discontinued their Illustrator classes due to budget cuts. I'm hoping to find a class at one of the community colleges to expedite the learning curve.

14 comments:

AJ said...

Both books sound wonderful and I look forward to adding them to my collection :)

Pamm Horbit said...

I've been using Illustrator from the Mac world since it first came out. If you can't find a class at a Jr College - you might check out local art schools. Have fun with Illustrator. It's a great program.

Marcia DeCoster said...

Thanks Pamm, I'm really hoping to make it work and I have an offer from a pro to help me out with the learning curve. I think between all my bead friends who use it I'll catch on quickly. I already know Corel Draw so it's just a matter of translating to the Adobe language of things.

Cyn ~ The Wingedneedle said...

is it too early to order the 2 new books? =0)

Chabela said...

espectacular,un beso

Mandi said...

That's awesome Marcia! Both topics sound amazing and I can't wait to see what you come up with ;)

Marcie A. said...

I love inkscape. It's a vector program and it comes with great tutorials for the "drawing'. I've never used Corel Draw, but I love the professional results that I can achieve with Inkscape.

Mandy said...

Can't wait for the new books!

Chiara said...

Dear Marcia, I loved your first book so muck that I can't wait for these next too, I give you all my best wishes for this new adventure and hope the books will be ready the earliest so I can add them to my book collection!!!

Try-to-be-better said...

These are good news!!! I am sure both projects will be thrilling in the end!!!! Looking forward to get them ;-))
All best,
Sabine

T=MC2 said...
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T=MC2 said...

There are some free tutorials on YouTube, and loads of professional Illustrator classes which are online-only. Sadly, the latter aren't free!

Carol Dean said...

Congratulations! I love that I have wonderful books/designs/knowledge from you to look forward to! :)

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