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10 Questions with Artist Monica Garwood about Layflat Books and the Creative Life
19 Apr 2018

10 Questions with Artist Monica Garwood about Layflat Books and the Creative Life

All around our Blurb office, we’ve been buzzing about Monica Garwood, a bay-area painter, illustrator, and artist whose gorgeous book of watercolor women stopped us dead in our tracks. When we saw her Layflat version, we wanted another chance to chat with her about the creative life, her work, and how to keep inspiration alive. How have you put your book to work? I created...

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Rekindle Your Creative Fire with Prof. G
19 Apr 2018

Rekindle Your Creative Fire with Prof. G

What does it take to make great work? How do you get your work in front of an audience? Does success come from luck or creativity? We asked Guillaume Wolf  a.k.a “Prof. G”, a French-American born, Los Angeles-based visual artist, author, and instructor at ArtCenter College of Design. He’s a TEDx speaker, and author of the books You Are a Circle, You Are a Message,...

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Dispatches: An Interview with Chris Rauschenberg
18 Apr 2018

Dispatches: An Interview with Chris Rauschenberg

One of the things I most appreciate about certain artists is their love for their field, even after doing more than any one person should be allowed to do. For instance, take a look at these stats about photographer Chris Rauschenberg: 113 solo shows Photographed all over the world Co-founder and past president of Photolucida Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery Co-curated and co-produced over 700 exhibitions Edited...

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Behind the Book with Jessie Oleson Moore
12 Apr 2018

Behind the Book with Jessie Oleson Moore

Writer and illustrator Jessie Oleson Moore spotted the perfect opportunity to turn her love for all things unicorn into a profit-making self-publishing project. It turns out she’s not the only one with a love for a little bit of color and magic. With nearly 15,000 units sold already, we caught up with Jessie to find out the story behind her self-publishing success, The Unicorn Coloring...

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Meg Smiley’s Self-Published Children’s Book with Blurb + Kickstarter
10 Apr 2018

Meg Smiley’s Self-Published Children’s Book with Blurb + Kickstarter

Meg Smiley made one of our favorite children’s books, Animals Under the Bed, working with Kickstarter and our Large Order Services team. She has gone on to start a small business from the success of her first self-publishing project. We were so inspired by her gorgeous book and story that we had to find out more. What inspired your book? There were so many reasons why I...

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Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Create Your Own Luck
09 Apr 2018

Hit the Books with Dan Milnor: Create Your Own Luck

Here at Blurb, we know that creative success takes lots of hard work and no small amount of talent. In the business of self-publishing, we see it every day. But plenty of success stories also seem to start with “I was simply in the right place at the right time.” We talked to our Creative Evangelist, writer and photographer Dan Milnor, to find out what...

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