I have completed the book I began last spring—a collection of poetry and paintings—called “A Secret Brightening”. The book is softbound, in an 8 x 8 format, using a high quality paper, that includes 33 paintings and 30 poems.
The surprise in my book is that for each poem a QR code has been generated that is printed in the book at the side of each poem. By downloading a free app—a qr code reader to a smart phone, you can access the Soundcloud recordings of my voice reading the poems, very easily, one at a time or listen to the book in its entirety.
I have chosen a printer from Canada that my friend, Hank Brusselback (Bufflecake.com) recommended to me—The Art Bookbindery in Winnepeg, Manitoba. They are pros at reproducing artwork and I am very excited to be working with them.
The printer has the files and my book is in the beginning stages of being proofed. I am taking this time to make signed copies of my book available for pre-order —the cost is $24.95 and at this time I am also offering free shipping.
If you would like to secure your copy of“A Secret Brightening” you may do it in two ways:
by sending a personal check to me (I will email you my mailing address if you don’t already have it)
or by making a payment on my website using paypal. www.wakinglifestudio.com.
Also on my website under the poetry heading you will see a blurb about the coming book and the images and poems that will be included in the publication.
I have been assured by the printer that once the proofs have been approved the book is only 2 weeks away. The proofs are on their way to me now.
In great appreciation,joyful anticipation and love, Patti