Posted by: californiablogging | August 1, 2008

My painting / collage is getting published

Strange things keep happening to me….. One of my paintings that I put some stickers on and made into a collage is getting put into a book. I am going to find out if I could or should post the painting. The funny thing is I was just about to throw out all of my paintings so I could clean my carpet easier! LOL The book is a coffee table book called The Vision Board published by Harper Collins Design.

How this came to be is a pretty funny story. I met Lisa FM for lunch, we became friends after meeting at the Oprah show. Another one of her friends was supposed to meet us for lunch too but she didn’t because she was on a deadline for her book. Lisa and I were doing a live chat on Twitter during lunch to promote her Cards of Destiny Twitter.

I had ZACHARY’S I phone with me to use to find the place……… I had taken a photo of the collage on his camera just goofing around. I showed it to Lisa, who then emailed it to her friend and when I got home I had Mail telling me to send her a high rez copy and it was going in the book!

The truth is Zach and I get creative and we played with the stickers and threw them out ….
I had to try to re-create the collage and find out the hard way that you can’t easily get a high rez scan of a 20 by 24 painting on canvas. I hope the good version gets in the book and not the one that got altered and turned out too gold. I am trusting that they’d want the better image in the their book but what the hell do I know…….. The book closes today and goes to the printer on Mon. I wrote an email explaining the collage to the book’s author. Little did I know at the time that, THAT is what is going to be in the book as well. School of life my friends! School of life…….



  1. Well hello. Good to see you round the blogOworld again.
    Congrats on the painting getting into a book. It seems as if you blogged about wanting to throw away all your paintings one day and I told you not to do that.
    Maybe that was someone else. Or I’m having deja vu.

  2. Hi, if your readers want more info on the book your ‘vision collage’ will be in tell them to go to Or to email me at Joyce Schwarz, author, THE VISION BOARD book, Harper Collins Publishing, Collins Design, fall, 2008 — they can also get a free newsletter and other freebies even prior to the launch of the book! Thanks for your painting it’s gorgeous!

  3. You get ALL THE CREDIT KITTY! YOU really are the one who told me not to throw them out! Oddly enough I tried cleaning my carpet with alcohol which I also got from you! ha ha I’ve been blogging on Oprah’s site but they made changes and it’s hard for me to adjust.

  4. Joyce, You really are new media cutting edge and The mother of the internet! I’ll make a proper post here and on all my other blabberific net sites. Let’s do lunch!

  5. Oh that rocks. You are published artist now. Yay!

  6. So cool congrats many times over!!

  7. Congratulations, AWESOME!

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