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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Writing and Boutique and Gallery News...Oh my!

I'm so excited with everything going on right now. This Sunday marks the beginning of my art shows and festivals and such, since i'm pretty much booked out from Nov 1 through mid December.

I emailed my book revisions a little over a week ago and anxiously awaiting to hear back from my editor. I thought once I sent the revisions off I would be more relaxed. Nope! Just the opposite. I'm sititng here worrying now about whether she'll like the reivisons or if they're good enough and I'm totally second guessing myself. But I suppose these are all normal feelings since this is my debut book.

In other news...

My 20 pieces of artwork, for the 20-20 Show, at the 20th Street Gallery (get it?) will be opening Nov. 11 and running till December 24th. There are some amazing artists that will be showing. You can see some of the art that will be there on the website:  20th Street Gallery.  And you might just happen to see my name there on the right side of the page. And if you just happen to click on my name it just might  happen to bring you to my art samples too.

My art will also be at The Sun Gallery in Hayward and the show opens Dec. 1 and runs till Dec. 19th. I can't wait! They also have a VERY COOL annual children's illustrators exhibit that runs four months out of the year! I'll be talking with them more when I go down to drop off my art at the end of this month.

AND...my art and products (such as cards, magnets, bookmarks, etc. all made from my art work) will be sold at the Itty Bitty Boutique in Downtown Campbell! I'll be going down there soon and will post pictures when it's all set up :)

As always, you can check out my latest art happenings at RoCo Ink!

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Monday, October 19, 2009

20th Street Art Gallery

Art samples for the upcoming 20-20 Exhibition at the 20th Street Art Gallery is now online. You can click on my name on the right side of the screen to see mine! Check out the 20th Street Gallery blog!

My deadline to have all 25 pieces of my art finished is THIS Friday! Eek! Last week was the deadline for my book revisions, so i'm leaping right into another deadline. I have to admit though, I LOVE these types of deadlines though :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Winner of Art Giveaway from Pt. Richmond Festival

I'm burned out from book revisions, so I chose the winner in the most non-creative least energetic way possible. I shuffled all the entries and randomly plucked one from the black furry cauldron (yes, my eyes were shut!).

So, the winner is...Betty Jean Valdez!

Yay, Betty! You get to chose a print of any art pic on my site RoCoInk.com to be mailed to you.

 Please email me by Oct. 24th to claim your art!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Book Deal!

I'm finally able to announce my wonderful book news! I had to wait on a title change, but now it's official!

From Publishers Market Place:

Rose Cooper's graphic novel debut, BLOGTASTIC!: Gossip from the Girl's Room, in which a sixth grade girl "accidentally" overhears gossip while staking out the girls room, but then not-so-accidentally embellishes the facts on her blog, to Wendy Loggia at Delacorte, by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio. rosemary@stimolaliterarystudio.com

Not sure on the release date yet. Could be as early as Fall 2010 or might not be until around January 2011. Either way, I'm thrilled!