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 DonorsChoose.org and by the wonderful supporters who donated copies of the books for the students.