Monday, June 16, 2008

The Theatre of Dreams is now a BOOK!






"Notebook for an Imaginary Life"- That is the sub-title for my book. For the past twelve years I have been drawing in my Theatre of Dreams notebooks, keeping track of ideas before they evaporate, making notes for future projects and drawing things I love. I also wrote a poem years ago about the making of an imaginary life, and the poem and the illustrations have come together  to make a book!
I am piecing it together carefully and will complete a limited artist's edition of 350 copies.  This book will be hand assembled and hand bound here at my studio in Port Costa, and will include collage, letterpress and a unique drawing on the flyleaf of each copy.  Your copy will be signed, numbered and inscribed to you.
The book price is $250 and estimated date of completion is now late July.  See attached pictures for a preview of a few of the pages!  
Should you like to reserve a copy (75 are now spoken for) you can send a 50% down payment of $125.00, or the full price of $250.00.  Send check to: Wendy Addison, Box 20, Port Costa, Ca. 94569.  Credit Cards can be called in to (510) 787-2164.

25 comments:

nicol sayre said...

Hello dear friend!
So glad to see you here! Can't wait for the book...I know it will be fabulous! xoxo Nicol

ArtsyMama said...

Love that you have a blog now. Your book looks gorgeous!!
Kari

Elizabeth said...

So glad to see that you have a blog now! I love your work--the book is beautiful.

paige said...

welcome to blogland!!
so fun to see you
xo

Pamela Jane said...

Enjoyed our conversation, will be checking back often to see updates on your artist's workbook :).

Jan Ely said...

Hi Wendy!

So glad to see you have a blog!

Your book looks as wonderious as your shop--can't wait to see it!

Jan

kris hurst said...

Having order your art from bayberry cove I've waited for you to start a blog!!!! So thrilled that you've joined blog land!!
You're art sparkles like none other-Kris

Vanessa said...

That book looks amazing! Congratulations on starting your own blog too:)

Linda Myers-Parker said...

I am so excited to see that you have a blog! Thanks for your Kindness and Blessings to you. Linda Myers-Parker

michelle ward said...

*faints*
she has a blog now?
finally!
*bookmarks to visit often*
congrats on your book -
the sneak peek is delicious!

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

So thrilled to see you have a blog now. I ordered some of your beautiful glittered stars on a hook many years ago directly from you. This was before Midwest began making them for you. They are still beautiful and something that I treasure. Even my husband thinks they're cool! Anyway, so glad to see you here in blogland.

charlotte said...

Hi Wendy- happy to see you are set up for blogging now. Lovely to chat at the NY Gift Show and relive the CWE neighborhood days of old. Was just there again. Good luck with all your new projects. Charlotte

sita said...

You are sooo talented, glad you are sharing your whimsical spirit with the world through your book! I just remember seeing your Theatre of Dreams in a magazine and being amazed.Looking forward to reading more on your blog!

~Izabella said...

oh my! so excited to see you have a blog~ I have heard wonderous magical things about you my dear ;)

found your link on Pam G's blog~

I will be dreaming of a way to come up with the $$ for your amazing book~ sounds intriquing!!

Welcome to blogland

xo ~Izabella

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

very cool :-)have a great day!! xo Britt :-)

melissa tereck said...

Hi Wendy, how nice to spend some time with you today and to see your amazing book taking shape....
Welcome to the blog world too!
Melissa

Melissa Valeriote said...

Your book looks beyond amazing Wendy!! You are so inspiring.

Lola Enchanted said...

Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh, You have a blog!!!! Oh my dreams have come true!!!!!

Yippeeeeeee!!!!!

I'm so excited!!!!~
(if you couldn't tell).. I'm such a HUGE fan!!!!!!!

Becky said...

Hello Wendy,
I am a big fan of your work. How wonderful you have a blog now.
Your book looks like is is going to be wonderful and whimsical.
I look forward to many visits here.

Smiles,
Becky

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love that you have a blog. Your book looks divine, I know it will be beyond wonderful.

xo Lidy

Joy Zaczyk said...

Oh my goodness. This book looks to be a treasure for sure!

Can I just say that I am a HUGE fan? :)

Joy

Kristen Robinson said...

So excited to see you have a blog now Wendy it is wonderful! The book looks absolutely AMAZING!.
Fondly-
Kristen

~Izabella said...

halo ;)

could you write me your email address, I would like to chat about your book~

thanks so much

Izabella
izabellaartgirl@yahoo.com

Counting Your Blessings said...

Heather has done a fabulous job with the photos of your place! I'm glad she did as I now I have a new blog to visit =) Blessings... Polly

Miss Cocky said...

Hello, I just discovered your marvellous blog and love all the thrill i get when i look at the magical pics from your dito store! Wish so much I could visit your store sometimes in the future. The book looks adorable and is truly an item "to die for" so to speak. Do you deliver worldwide? I live in Sweden and believe me I´d love to be able to buy one of them limited books...but as i glimp upon the date I am sad to aknowledge I think there are no more left to buy..??!!??... ALL my best wishes and hope for more books to be written and the best to you in furure!
Catherine Nilsson, Sweden.