Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Things Don't Have to be Complicated"

First blog post of 2013 and I have some exciting news to share! I recently had "Feeling Small in this Mechanical World", a piece from my master's thesis, published in the latest book put out by SMITH Magazine and TED Books. The eBook is called "Things Don't Have to be Complicated:" Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World and is officially on sale for all iPads, E-readers, etc. There are a ton of sweet and talented students featured in this book that are all separated by grade level and I am honored to be a part of it. My painting actually finishes off the graduate work section at the very end of the book - saving the best for last, as mom would say.

There is a short blog post on SMITH's website about the work (including a link to purchase the book) and TED has a post featuring an interview with Larry Smith which includes a quote of my memoir in one of his answers. This has been in the works for quite awhile and it feels great to see the finished product, I really hope everyone gets the chance to download it.. SMITH is a great, creative community to support!