Friday, March 4, 2011

More exciting book news...

Video Interview of Colleen Schaan

Some of you may have seen a great video of Colleen Schaan, our East Coast Regional Certification instructor being interviewed on the web TV show Inspirations by Julianna.

If you missed the show, you can view it HERE on the Cool2Craft Chanel on YouTube.

Anyways, Colleen made an exciting announcement on that video about a NEW book...

Copic Coloring Guide
And guess who the authors are? Colleen Schaan and... Me!!

I was so excited when Colleen asked me to help her with this project! People have needed a Copic coloring book for a long time now, and we finally listened. We've been working for months on this book, published by DRG / Annie's Attic. It won't be available for a few months, but you can make preorders now if you are a store.

This book is for beginners who want step-by-step tutorials on how to start coloring and using Copic markers. Each step-by-step technique is shown with many beautiful card examples, made by a great group of very talented papercrafters.

The Copic Coloring Guide
64 pages, $14.95
Pre-orders (for store owners/wholesale) available now through DRG Wholesale.
The e-version downloads should be available from about May 27, approximately four weeks prior to the on sale date for this book.
Expected sale date June 26th. You can read more about the book at DRG Wholesale and Annie's Attic's Coming Soon pages.)

So, this means there are now two books that I have been working on! To avoid confusion:
The Shadows & Shading book is for teaching you where to place highlights and shadows when coloring with any medium, and is now available.
The Copic Coloring Guide book is to teach you how to blend and color with your Copic markers and make cute card projects, this is coming out in May/June.

Tonite I will be at the book signing party for the Shadows and Shading book. Join us from about 5:30 to 8:30 to purchase autographed copies of the book and see some fabulous artwork and other books by Ken O'Connell (president of Imagination International). We will be at DIVA, 280 W. Broadway in Eugene, OR. Our gallery show will be up until April 29th. I hope to see you tonite!


Krista said...

so stinkin' cool! tell her to make sure to bring some for the intermediate cert!!!!

Sami said...

Great idea - can't wait to get the books. Any idea on how we can get them in Australia or will you also be creating digital copies for purchase? Annie's Attic won't ship here :(

MicheyMoo said...

Hope its a great night Marianne!! I'm hoping to be notified as soon as your shading book is avaiable and I'm heading over now to Annie's Attic to *hopefully* pre-order they e-version of the colouring book. Yay to you for listening and helping us Copic lovers. xx

Take care and STAY POSITIVE! Trena said...

How exciting!! Congratulations to you and Colleen. I'm so glad to see Copic technique books Marianne! Colorers are hungry for them! :o)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Diny Sprakel said...

Hello Marianne, great news, I willpreorder some copies. I am for sure uou wil help a lot ofpeoplewith this book. greetings Diny

Tammie Edgerton said...

Congrats on the new book and I hope your book signing party went well. I wish I could have made it, but by the time I got off work and made the 2-hour drive, I would have missed it. Maybe next time!

Joanna McDonald said...

Congrats to you & Colleen for
making the book and lucky us for
being able to get it!! I heard the
great news yesterday and have
already pre-ordered a copy! They
will ship in June - I can hardly
wait!! Thanks so much!! I really
can benefit from this and, I'm
also getting your book on shadowing. Thank you so much for
your help!!

iCopic said...

I can't wait until we can carry this book at Another great book for us Copic Lovers!

Congrats Marianne for another great book! hehe.