I just wanted to write a quick blog post to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came along (and sent good luck messages) to support my book launch on Thursday 9th Feb 2017 at Ochre Print Studio.
I was a little nervous about presenting a 45 minute presentation about the book (Learn to Earn from Printmaking) and what inspired me to create it but after turning up and seeing what a friendly and supportive group was there, I was off and away…
The event was held in the cafe at Ochre Print Studio, a printmaking studio in Guildford close to where I live and for whom I have taught a few times this year. (Thank you to Ochre for providing the venue!) They provided me with a room, a projector, wine and nibbles and lots of their lovely members came along to find out more about how the book came about.
From 6.30pm people started to turn up and grab their seats, including my very supportive family who selected their front row positions! Once the room was full I began the talk at 7pm. With a PowerPoint to support me, I talked about my background and how I started in printmaking from school and university and also my various creative business pursuits that helped to form much of the information that went into the book itself. I then talked about how the idea for the book came about and how exactly you do create a book from start to finish including the process that I used myself here: self-publishing. I then moved on to explain what was contained within the book and even read an extract from the introduction. It was amazing how quickly the time flew past and before I knew it the talk was over!
After the presentation there was time for some questions and answers and I was pleased to receive quite a few good questions. I then moved onto a book signing and many of those that came along went away very happy with a signed copy of the book!
All in all I had a wonderful evening and thoroughly enjoyed the process of launching this new book. I’ve included a few photos of the event here or you can hop on over to Facebook for a few more.
If you want to find out more about the book please use the following links:
More info / buy a signed copy on this website – Click Here
Buy on www.amazon.co.uk – Click here
Buy on www.amazon.com – Click here
Thank you and I hope you all enjoy the book (and printmaking of course!)