Monday, January 05, 2009

A big communications day

First of all, the article on Relay Replay books came out in today's Oregonian. Yay! Inara did a great job, as did Motoya, the photographer. I wrote a bit more about this on the Relay Replay blog.

So there was a lot of emailing back & forth with friends today. I also met with the activities coordinator at Rose Schnitzer Manor to talk about my volunteering there to do a 'book binding morning' once a month with the residents there. Looks like we'll be starting towards the end of January.

Didn't get any studio time in but I think the critique group wrapped up the statement we've been working on for the show.

I got tagged by Sundry for 10 things that I'm happy I accomplished in feels like I just did FOUR things in all of 2008 (my senior books):

1. Finished Martha
2. Finished Marion
3. Finished Esther
4. Finished Sheila

Now I'm reaching a bit...

5. Entertained my 8- and 4-year old nieces for 5 weeks, and I think they had a good time.
6. How about this—completed my 4 senior books and I stayed MARRIED!
7. Oh, this one I'm very happy with—I'm starting to get serious about marketing my books (probably because I'm running out of room to store them all). I sent Vamp & Tramp some books and they decided to accept them for representation; I emailed Powells (they have a rare books collection) and now I have an appt to show them some books! I emailed several librarians about the Relay Replay books, and heard back from some. Laura Russell at 23 Sandy is also going to have some of my books on consignment.
8. After years of humming and hawing, I finally made the decision to enlarge my studio. I set up a new guest bedroom and got rid of the old guest bed. And now I have scheduled an appt with the guy who's going to come and knock out the wall...

Now I'm going to sleep on it for a bit for 9 and 10.

Oh yes, I've not forgotten about Pack Rat Tuesdays. It shall return.


Jodi Renshaw said...

Congrats on moving forward with your books! Keep us posted :)


margaret said...

Gosh, Shu-Ju, never mind the list. You did that huge book project and kept a fine blog besides. I love the O article and will send you my copy soon.

gl. said...

you've got some momentum going! whew! great o article, btw. the portland open studios blog should link to it... ;) and congrats on vamp & tramp!

Michael5000 said...

I don't think I told you that when I saw the big picture at the top of the Living section, what I recognized immediately wasn't you, it was the book. I was "HEY! THAT'S FINGERS' BOOK" and only then did I realize "HEY! THAT'S FINGERS!!!"

For some reason, I thought that was cool.