Friday, December 28, 2007

My Anticraft Book Arrived

Yesterday my copy of the Anticraft book showed up.  I had been able to resist buying a copy (yay me!), although I'd walked to the book store several times to 'visit' it.  I would whisper to the other people in the bookstore, "I'm in a book."  Well, not so they could hear.  Now I can be creepy in the privacy of my own home

The art direction is amazing!  I love the destroyed layout and Victorian clip art.  The book is definitely Punk-Goth-Industrial.  The photos are wonderful and so kick-assed-ly styled.  All three of my projects have OWLS in the photos!  So awesome!  I really had no idea what the book would look like, and I was so relieved that it looks so cool.

I love all their little asides in the book, too.  One page is full of nerdy, misanthropic, three-dollar words like, a recent favorite of mine, schadenfreude.  I'm always careful to say it "shod-en ..." (like clod)  because my Midwestern inclination is to say "shade-n ..."  Kind of like I used to say flan like plan.

Well, I'm totally proud of myself.  It's so funny, when I first found out they accepted my projects, I was worried about telling people because I didn't believe it would actually happen.  Then, once I realized it was a go, I was worried about telling people because the book might suck.  It's so awesome that it all worked out better than I ever could have imagined.

Hey, see that?  That's my name in a book.
21 Comments (comments are disabled)

Elizabeth said ...
Congrats! That must be so cool to see your name in there :) And to love how the book turned out as well.
12/28/2007 9:31 PM

Betty Oakes said ...
i don't know if you would even enjoy this...but there's this other book and even though you're not in it..
you might wanna check it out
12/28/2007 9:53 PM

Blaize said ...
Rock star! Rock star! I actually (just for you) picked up a lighter, fired it up, and swayed back and forth in front of this post. Now the "kids" light up their cellphones at concerts, but I prefer the lighter. And I don't have a cellphone.
12/28/2007 11:04 PM

Annie said ...
How exciting!! I'd like to be "in a book" one day. I think you are very clever. I can just see you in the shop whispering under your breath - well done!
12/28/2007 11:12 PM

planetjune said ...
Yay Alice - you (and the book) totally rock. I'm so happy for you!

PS - If you were English like me, you would say 'flan' like 'plan' and you would be correct :)
12/29/2007 12:09 AM

LeeAnn said ...
The pictures look absolutely fabulous! I can't wait to check it out when it arrives in my bookstore!
12/29/2007 12:12 AM

Green Kitchen said ...
12/29/2007 12:26 AM

est said ...
congrats!!! this is trully amazing!! getting published/getting yr name printed in a whatever book is just so powwow!! and this is so double powwow when yr own original stuff get printed and being valued!! :)
happy new year! a very merry one to you!!!yay!!
12/29/2007 1:38 AM

Curupisa said ...
You know I am your fan, so your projects rock. But I must add that the whole book looks awesome.
12/29/2007 1:58 AM

Vivi said ...
I am so, so excited for you! I know the feeling of just hoping it doesn't get all screwed up, and when it goes well it's like a double celebration! :) rock on, fg!
12/29/2007 3:06 AM

Funky Finds said ...
This is so awesome Alice! It blows my mind that someone as talented & fabulous as yourself would for one split second question your talent & ability to be published! Glad to see you are officially in print & even more fabulous than you were before :) My best to you in the coming year. You rock! Jessica
12/29/2007 10:26 AM

Lil D said ...
Congratulations - that all looks so cool.

PS. I'm English and so I see no problem with flan like plan. Shaden is pronounced kind of like sharden.
12/29/2007 12:47 PM

Cristina said ...
Congrats Alice. It really feels good to se our name somewhere writen! I'm very happy for you :)
12/29/2007 3:29 PM

stacysews said ...
12/29/2007 7:16 PM

Javajem said ...
Congrats!! I know how hard it was to wait!!
12/29/2007 11:32 PM

Minmade said ...
Your name looks so goth! Ha ha!

Way to go!
12/30/2007 12:01 AM

Fliss said ...
Wow! It all looks ace - I love the layout too. The Victorian, gothic thing really does it for me :) I did somewhat naively hope that it would make Amazon UK in time for Christmas, but I'm now crossing my fingers very tightly for my March birthday. It's at the top of my wishlist!

Well done Alice - it's so gratifying to be able to share something that you've worked hard on and to see your name in print.
12/30/2007 8:17 AM

Bitterbetty said ...
You know I have had the book for awhile... I think it and you are 'killer'. CraftStar Extrodinaire!
12/31/2007 12:22 PM

Domesticrazy said ...
Wow! That's awesome! I'm glad you're posting again, too. I can't wait to go pick up a copy of the book!
12/31/2007 4:54 PM

dawn224 said ...
I'm totally proud to say I know the person who wrote "Craft Related Injuries" :)
1/3/2008 8:23 PM
Colbean said ...
I recently started reading your site after searching how to embroider on felt and today I somehow ended up on this post. This anticraft book looks super fun. And so (my main reason for the comment) I have to ask, as an Ohioan, how do you pronounce "flan" if it's not rhyming with "plan"?
2/23/2009 2:13 PM