Jumping for Joy!

It's really happening! The talented Janine Vangool, publisher of all things wonderful is including my assemblage artwork in her newest book – Botanica, A Mixed Bouquet of Art, Design and Ephemera. Botanica is the 3rd volume in a set aptly titled the Encyclopedia of Inspiration. Trust me, the first 2 volumes – Feed Sacks and Stitch•Illo have enough inspiring people and ideas to last many a rainy day. Botanica features 46 ARTISTS from around the world and 448 PAGES!!! How does she do it?! Did I forget to mention that her books are beautifully designed to boot? With a genius dust jacket concept that allows you to choose between 4 different cover designs, depending on your mood.

It's due to ship at the end of October, and is landing on the presses right now (I think I can smell ink...and flowers...hitting uncoated paper)! To check it out and/or order your very own copy, go to her website – be sure to take a look at all the other interesting titles, and her luscious magazine – Uppercase. A subscription is definitely worth the splurge (CAD$!).

meghan crandall