Sunday, May 18, 2008

Updates and News!

Hi everyone!

We have a new Flickr group for the book and artists of the book! If you are a featured artists or want to support and follow this project/book, please join!

Things are finally starting to slow down as the school year comes to an end. Only 7 more school days left!!!!

It has been a very busy last few months. In addition to putting together the book, I have also been working for a company in NY and became S.C. Johnson's (A Family Company) Crafting Expert on their Clean Home Journal Site!!! This is HUGE for me! 

Being a first year teacher, I have also gotten sick several times, including catching pink eye twice in the last 4 weeks :(.  Luckily I am feeling much better.

The first batch of books was shipped out last Friday and the rest go out on Monday. If you live in the US, you should be getting your copy in the mail by the end of the week at the latest! Thank you for those who have been patiently waiting through this process.

Many of you have been asking about another edition. The response has been HUGE so far with a waiting list of over 40 new artists who want to participate in the next book. Many of the current artists have asked to be in it again, so you will have first "dibs." It will be awesome to see some new faces as well!

My goal is to put out two this upcoming school year. One book in the fall and one in the spring. Now that I have worked out most of the kinks and learned the process, this should go very smoothly and much quicker. I will be presenting this at the AEAI Art Education Conference in November as well.

This Wednesday is Central's Family Artist Trading Card Night where families will be learning about ACEO/ATC art and be making cards to trade with other families. My 3rd, 4th, and 5th, graders will be helping teach the younger grades since they have never made ATCs before. Families will trade with each other at the end of the night. Students from the book will also be recognized and copies will be passed out for students. 

This night was made possible by a grant though and by the wonderful supporters who donated copies of the books for the students.


Unknown said...

You DO know of course that I would LOVE to be in on this again! Either spring or fall. Wherever you have room for me! This has all been such fun!!!

artbylmr said...

You so Rock! I plan to join the flickr group next week after I work on some new ACEO's.


Art2theextreme said...

Well I will always have room for you gypsy :) I would like to give previous artists first dibs or at least an early announcement of the posting when I begin the next one in the fall! I am spending the summer promoting it. Only 3 days left of school!

Lorri said...

Oh Nicole, what a wonderfully inspiring post. I loved hearing about your students and their enjoyment of the making atc's.. what fun you had!
It's fabulous to be a part of it all - and YES I'm definately wanting to be in the next edition of Create.Collect.Trade - I love my book - it finally has arrived!! WOOHOO