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Tip of the day: never take a nap while your wife has her art supplies out.
My husband gave me two sets of Copic markers from Otaku Fuel for Christmas and another set for my birthday, plus my parents gave me a set of Prismacolor markers. My dear husband fell asleep on the couch while I was drawing, so I decided he was the perfect victim subject for trying out my new markers.
And you know what? It’s a pretty decent likeness. Even more amazing, he thinks so too, and even made it his Facebook profile picture. :)
Bring home part of the convention with this exclusive DVD! Included:
- Interviews with authors Paulo Bacigalupi, Supriya Bhatnagar, Ellen Booraem, Emma Bull, Karen Cushman, Chris D’Lacey, Laura Anne Gilman, Jack the Kitten, Sebastian Jones, Jon Fasman, Laura Klotz, Robert Krammes, Linda Raven Moore, Liza Palmer, Catherine M. Petrini, Jon Morgan Petrini, Mike Resnick, Dr. Lawrence Schoen, Rochelle Hollander Schwab, Will Shetterly, Jeri Smith-Ready, Maria V. Snyder, Christopher Stasheff, Leah Stewart, and Margaret Weis
- BCinDC’s Bally Book becomes a Star: our entry in the BookCrossing Video Contest.
- Behind the Scenes at Fairfax County Public Libraries
- A Markeroni Primer for BookCrossers
- And more!
- In person/at the convention: $2 cash or check
- PayPal (USA; shipping included): $5
- PayPal (int’l; shipping included): $8
The small print: PayPal prices include shipping. DVDs are only available in Region 1 format. All orders placed before the convention will be shipped on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. You do NOT have to be a BookCrosser to purchase (or enjoy) this DVD.
Please note: We are NOT making any money on this. Purchasing this DVD will not affect the fund meter on the convention website. If by some miracle we manage to cover our production costs, any profit will be given to those who so generously donated their time and resources. We are offering this one-of-a-kind feature because we love it and want to share it. We hope you love it too.
If you’re attending T-Mode in Rockville, Maryland, next weekend, stop down in the Artists Alley and say hello to my dear husband, who will be there representing Binary Souls / Other Dimensions. I’ll be at the BookCrossing Convention that weekend, but if you’re in the area, you should stop by and say hello. Tell him Kate sent you.
In March of this year, my husband and I went on vacation in Japan. I brought a special journal just for the trip, made special from CafePress with art from the first issue of BS/OD on the front. I’m not a huge fan of CP, but this was the only place I could find with decently-priced, customizable, unlined, spiral journals. (But it could be that I’m just too picky.)
Note: I have since discovered the joys of Vistaprint, which often runs free+shipping deals on their custom journals.
Partly it was because I’d never taken a trip like this before and I thought it might be nice to try out travel journaling. Partly it was because I’d heard that many JR and Tokyo Metro stations have unique rubber stamps (like these). Since my regular diary is lined (by necessity – my handwriting is out of control), I decided to get something special just to drag around Japan to record the many experiences we were bound to have.
But of course a week’s worth of vacation isn’t enough to fill an entire journal, so I glued in a print-out of my recap, then used the rest as a gluebook for the various flyers, brochures, ticket stubs, and other paper matter I collected during the trip. It took a long time. I started by separating everything into categories: Akihabara, Parasite Museum, Sanrio Puroland, capsule machines, Osaka Castle, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan, capsule hotel, Ghibli Museum, transportation, food, and miscellaneous. I went through and cut out all the pictures/words I wanted to include in my pages, then arranged them on the page, then glued them down. I did it one page at a time, keeping the categories together and generally working in chronological order. Whenever I finished a category I would take any leftover clippings and put them in their own container. (Clear plastic sheet protectors work remarkably well for this.) At the end, I did a few miscellaneous pages using the leftovers. I still have quite a few pages left, but I think I’ll leave it alone for now. I’m just so pleased to have finished this somewhat major project – and it only took three months! :)