Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hot Off the Press! Sketchbook Journeys: Ireland

After a frustrating week of trying to teach myself how to use Photoshop and InDesign to do book layouts, I'm happy to announce that my Ireland travel sketchbook is now available as a paperback book from You can preview it by clicking below or on this link.

I did this primarily so my mom could have a copy of the journal from our trip, but so many people have said they would love for me to publish it that I decided to go ahead and make it public. It's just my own personal commentary and sketches, and it certainly wasn't intended to be anything more than a remembrance of our wonderful time in Ireland, but now it's out there for all the world to see. I have to admit, it was really fun to open up a nice, new, shiny copy of it and see my sketches on the pages of a "real book." And anyway, all that struggling with Photoshop and InDesign was good for my brain, right?

I hope you enjoy leafing through the book in the free preview, but be forewarned, it just might get you in the mood to start planning a trip to Ireland!

The books are priced at just pennies over cost, and, if you're inclined to purchase one, be sure to check for Blurb coupons online.


  1. I love your Ireland sketchbook - so glad you made a Blurb book out of it! I've just ordered one.

  2. Ooooooh, I'm so excited! You actually ordered one?! I figured my mom and I would be the only two sales!

    Thanks, I hope you enjoy it.

  3. This is super exciting news! I've been away all weekend and I just read this post. I think I'll order one this week -- I just can't resist!! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your pages and reflections as you posted them, and it would be so wonderful to have a printed copy to look through at my leisure, maybe with a fresh cup of coffee. Very inspirational.

  4. Hey... "I did it" - I ordered my copy of this special book! I can't wait to see it!

  5. Wow! I'm tickled that you ordered one. You'll want to go back to Ireland after you read it. I know I do! It seems like every magazine I pick up has article about Ireland - is someone trying to tell me something?!

  6. I got my copy the othe day and I love it. Very professionally done and it's such fun looking at another artists sketchbook. Makes me want to go to Ireland someday!


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