Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Decorated Page to be Back in Print SOON!

Those of you who have been trying without success over the past year or so to find copies of The Decorated Page will be happy to learn that Lark has brought out a new edition of this book in combination with a new edition of The Decorated Journal plus what they call "bonus content."  The new edition, which should be out in April 2012, is going to print this week!  It's a hefty volume, over 250 pages, and it contains all images from the two original books as well as all of the original material (minus a few sections that were more or less repeated in Dec. Journal-- materials and writing prompts-- and were combined for the new book).  It also has thirteen profiles written by journal keepers in which they show images and tell about their own processes.  There are also a few pages of completely new material, including binding instructions for a journal made out of a butter box.
Above is a view of both the back cover and front cover as well as the spine of the new book.  I believe it's a paperback and reasonably priced.  But if you already own Dec. Page AND Dec. Journal, be aware that this book is basically a new edition and reflow of those two books and not something radically different.  The new material is good, but you have to decide if it's worth the price of the whole book!  Oh, and the title is The Complete Decorated Journal.  I can't seem to shake the word "decorated," even though it's not at all what these three books are about!  Marketing does seem to rule when it comes to titles. 

                                                                 A Decorated Journal

15 comments:

  1. How exciting! I already have both prior books. They are two of my favorites!

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  2. Congratulations! And nice bling on the diary...

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  3. Congratulations! I have my copy on pre-order already to ensure I do not miss out in the rush next April! Strangely, the price I have reserved mine at is less than a single copy of just ONE of your other books, so its great value for money. I'm looking forward to it coming out!

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  4. Very exciting!!!! Look forward to April. JSG went to the new Islamic Galleries today at the Met - you will be really excited to see how much is there for sketching!

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  5. I owe you a huge thank you for the single best piece of advice I've gotten from an art book: On page 11 of "The Decorated Page", you said, "On the other hand, if you have art supplies, including a jar full of water, already laid out on the desk or in a box or on a nearby shelf, you can paint the mood-setting border in no more time then it would take to write about the colors of the day." I took this to heart and left my paints and water jar out, ready to use - and when I was still new at painting, journalling and still working a very full time job, the immediate availability of my supplies made it possible to fit art into a very full day. In fact, I now tell eveyrone who will listen that the most important thing they can do to develop a habit of painting is to keep the water jar filled with clean water always!

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  6. I own and love the original two books. This new book will be a great present for my friend. Thank you for being honest about the content of your new book.

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  7. Oh Wow! The Decorated Page and the Decorated Journal was my intro into art journaling 6 years ago. So glad a new revised edition is coming out with the best of all worlds!! Can't wait!

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  8. Thanks, everyone! Hope you like the revised edition. And Jeanette, I'm so happy my water jar hint was a help to you! I still keep a jar on my drawing table full of water. Sometimes I even leave a brush sitting in it!

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  9. Your passion spills out in these books so clearly. Thanks for having my image on the back~ I am SO honored!!!

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  10. Kelcey! You are such a huge part of all three of these books. I was delighted that the cover designer selected your piece as one of the cover images. I am the honored one for being able to have your work in my book.

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  11. Hey! I'm just letting you know that I've passed on a blog award to you as a thank you for providing me and all your other readers with top notch blogging. Peace!

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  12. Thank you Ruca! You have made my day!

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  13. I am one of the lucky people who have enjoyed this book for years - it is now looking very loved :)

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  14. I'm glad it's held up long enough to become a Velveteen Rabbit!

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