that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

Hey, you! Christy here. I am just SO very glad you stopped by! There are at least a bazillion photos, adventures and projects for you to DIY - so grab a cupppa whatever your vice is, and stay a spell!

Oh Yeahhh: It's A Book Deal Baby!

Oh Yeahhh: It's A Book Deal Baby!

© Christy Hydeck -Don't tempt fate, karma or my lawyers by stealing.

Soooooooooo.

{insert sheepish grin and innocent whistle here}

It's been awhile eh?

You may have noticed I have been suspiciously absent from this poor, neglected blog of mine.

You may have noticed on the various social networks that I frequent my utterly shameless enthusiasm (and at times mild frustration) for that thing I simply call ...'the book'.

You may have seen my dear friend Susan Tuttle mention a not-so-little project we are embarking on together.

That's right kids- through a series of serendipitous and dare I even say- life-altering events - Susan + I are co-authoring what we know to be an amazingly fabulous book. It combines our love of photography, digital art, photo manipulation & mixed-media. Like, seriously - I think we actually have that proverbial 'something' for everyone!!

How the book came to fruition is a story I'll save for a day with more time -however, it is a story that reminds me how every little step we take in life leads to another and yet another... and almost magically... it all becomes cohesive and seems meant to be. It totally solidifies my view that every experience is lived for a specific purpose, nothing is lost and there is meaning in everything.

Here are the details I can divulge right now:

  • 'The Book' has just a working title right now - one that will be changed. Let's just call it all that is good + holy in this world. Ok, ok... that doesn't quite roll off the tongue.
  • Publisher: North Light Books
  • I despise outlines every bit as much as I did in school.
  • We gots us the bestest editor ever - a perfect fit for our book: Bethany Anderson
  • You don't even want to know how many Starbucks it takes me to generate fresh content.
  • Scheduled to be released in: August 2012
  • Topics Include: Photography, Mixed-Media, Digital Art + Photo Manipulation + More!
  • We have some fabulous contributors all lined up: Pam Carriker, Samantha Kira Harding, Michele Beschen, Claudine Hellmuth, Madelyn Mulvaney, Linda Plaisted, Misty Mawn, & Pilar Pollock.
  • I have approximately 235 new gray hairs since the start of this.

Now you know why I have been uber slack in the non-urgent-email-responding department, blogging + all the other little things I have set aside for the time being. I am in the midst of a mega deadline - all of art due in 2 weeks - and a week-long trip immediately after to F+W in Cincinnati, Ohio for the photo shoot. I am thinking of doing a few behind-the-scenes posts about that... stay tuned.

I have more amazing news to share, tutorials, ideas, giveaways - oh-so-very-much with y'all & I will, just as soon as this mega project winds down. In the mean time, I can't thank you enough for your continued support + patience with lil' ol' me. Blessed, I am.

Warmly,

Chrysti

Making of My Book -A Behind The Scenes Look

Making of My Book -A Behind The Scenes Look

Take 5 Photo Stories: The Forest in Black & White

Take 5 Photo Stories: The Forest in Black & White