Happy Monday… hope you had a fabulous weekend. Mine was a mixture of great and not so great. The great included a visit to PG’s beautiful country home….and an awesome adventure to an abandoned neighbouring farm site. OH my the yard site is amazing. The not-so-great was my continued sinus issues. Ugh. But, moving on to the good stuff…… Before I ‘spill it’ on the cookbook, I just have to share a little piece of our adventure.
Although nobody lives on the site we visited, someone rents the land for their cattle. And the cattle roam the yard site. So as we were climbing the fence to enter this site… pg says to me, are you scared of cows? I was like, ‘ummmm, no, not really.’ We could see the curious cows ahead and PG started telling them to GO… in her bigger but still so sweet voice. They took their time, but headed off. So we kept walking along the beautiful treed in lane… We saw the little abandoned house and decided we would check it out first…Thankfully we weren’t too far from the front porch step…because rather suddenly a stampede of cattle were running toward us. Oh my gosh, it was momentarily frightening. Anyhow, we ran to the house, hopped up on the front porch, and at the same time they just kept on running right on by. I snapped this pic of them as they kept on going…That was the last we saw of the cows. Thankfully!! :) Phew…..
I have a ton of pics to share! There were beautiful, story-telling trees and treasures EVERYWHERE. But for today I just had to show you the beautiful barn above. I mean is it not extraordinary? ‘sigh’. Thank you PG! That was definitely the highlight of my weekend!!
Okay so the COOKBOOK. Can you say BURST? I can’t wait to share this offering.
I really was hoping it would be ready to go by now. But it turns out it is taking a little longer than I anticipated. Part of the problem has been life getting in the way….and the other part is trying to narrow down all the recipes I want to share. But I’m close… oh so close……
In the meantime, I thought I’d tell you what it’s all about.
The cookbook will come to you as a digital pdf. It will include the before and after image, the instructions to create the after image and a screen shot of the layer’s palette.
Besides the electronic Cookbook, I will be offering a few optional extras.
Printable recipe cards - for quick reference. This will save you having to print out the whole book. You can simply go thru the recipe cards. I think they will be a fabulous learning tool.
Digital Image Package - a zip folder of low res images and textures so you can recreate each of the projects included in the cookbook.
Screencast Lessons- I will be offering a selection of screencast tutorials from the cookbook as well. A new screencast or 2 will be available in a private classroom each week. I haven’t quite decided on the # of lessons yet. But I will share the details when the cookbook is ready for release.
Soooo, as you can see, it’s a complete digital package.
I am going to prelaunch the cookbook to my ‘texture lovin’ list members’ for 2 days at value pricing. So if you are interested in the cookbook, but not on the mailing list… you may want to sign up. You can do that HERE.
I will be offering an affiliate program as well. I feel so blessed that so many share my site and texture links etc on their blogs and flickr pages. I want to offer some reward for this. So there will be affiliate options for anyone who purchases the cookbook. This simply means you can add the cookbook button that I will have available on your site and if someone clicks the button and orders the cookbook you will receive a generous percentage of the purchase price. It’s super simple to set up. Totally optional, but honestly just a way for me to say thanks so much for sharing my site and info with your own community. I am truly grateful.
So that my friends is the scoop. This week I will be getting it ready to release to the world. Fingers, toes, knees, eyes, arms…. etc crossed I can hit publish very soon!!
Happiest week….. blessings and inspiration to all…