Thursday, April 15, 2010


A few months back I heard of a call for artists for a new book that was being put together. 

Wait...Let me go back to the beginning...

I was reading a book by the author, Patti Digh, called "Life is a Verb" and it was full of original art from a hundred or more artists.  It really made the book incredibly interesting on so many levels.   I wondered how she got all of these artists together and when I went to her website there was a message on her site that said there was an artist call for her newest book.  So I answered the call.  Many months went by and I had literally forgotten about it, until just a few weeks before my trip to Rome when I got an email.  I was given a few words for my inspiration and was asked to send in my artwork within the week!

In the book, Life is a Verb, I don't recall there being a single photograph, it was every type of art imaginable - collages, paintings, watercolors, sculpture, pen and ink, but no photos.  I was  pretty sure that one of my photos, unadorned with anything extra, would be tossed aside immediately, but I still found a photo that fit the inspiration words and one that I I sent it in.  I was asked a few days later, to send in a short bio on myself, but in the rush to get myself ready to go to Rome, I didn't get the bio written before my trip and therefore didn't get it in at all.  But I thought, that's OK, they won't chose my photo anyway.

Until yesterday. :)

I got an email that my photo was indeed selected as one of the many pieces going into the newest book!   My photo may have been selected to illustrate a different entry than the one I was given, but it was selected to be in the book.  My compensation is that I will receive a complimentary copy.

If you have ever been with me in a book store I gravitate to the Self-Help section, so it stands to reason that my first published work will be in a book titled -- Four Word Self Help by Patti Digh.

What a thrill!  I'm so excited.  I don't think I can disclose what photo I submitted, so that's the reason for the question marks above.  Believe me, as soon as the books hit the stores, I'll be showing off the photo again and again :)

I hope you have a great day!


Tricia said...

Kristin, that's awesome! I'm so excited for you, and I can't wait to see what they've done with your work.

Anonymous said...

I'm very excited for you .. make sure you let us all know the name of the book etc so we can check it out!!

Just Breathe said...

Wow, that is awesome. Hooray for you. Well actually I would think that your photos could be used in allot of books because they are always terrific.

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Ann said...

Kristin, Congratulations! That is so exciting and awesome. I'm so happy for you!

(Ann in the UP)