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Joy Dance: 8 Hours Unplugged

I took a stand yesterday. It wasn’t comfortable but it was necessary. Patty Perfect — that would be my very lively inner critic —  was harping in my mind’s ear, but instead of giving in, I ignored her. In a single bold move to rescue my gasping-for-breath creativity, I barred myself from logging in to work-related email and gave myself the gift of time. What to do? Play with the oh-so-fun online bookmaking application, blurb, and my collection of Nantucket Island photos.

for doodles, dreams…
By Lisa Allen Lambert

I love writing, drawing or doodling on graph paper, so this was my paper of choice for the notebook’s blank pages. Eighteen summertime captures of favorite island nooks and krannies are staggered throughout 104 pages.

Time evaporated as eight hours flew by. Bliss reigned; I reviewed dozens of photo files, cropped, and tested selections. Utterly joyful.

The learning curve for Blurb’s bookmaking software is fairly  easy to overcome. There are lots of formatting choices: ebook, softcover, hardcover, hardcover with wrapped image book jacket. The menu of sizes has something for everyone. Curious? Click the graphic above and browse the results of my day.

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  • mary lou February 1, 2012, 1:31 pm

    What a fun day – I’ve bookmarked it to revisit when I have a bit more time.

  • Fran January 20, 2012, 9:42 am

    Gorgeous book, Lisa! And Good for you for giving yourself the day to follow your bliss! ~ Fran

    • myartfullife January 20, 2012, 7:34 pm

      Thank you, Fran! It was indeed a delightful day.

  • Gina Bellavia January 20, 2012, 8:45 am

    So cool! And what beautiful photos! Even though I’ve never been to Nantucket, I feel like I know the island now.

    • myartfullife January 20, 2012, 7:35 pm

      Thank you, Gina! Happy to give you a virtual tour.

  • kathleengilday January 20, 2012, 8:26 am

    Can’t wait to see it!!

    • myartfullife January 20, 2012, 7:37 pm

      Copies on order — will be sure to share as soon as they arrive!

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