Seth Apter, mixed media artist and author, from NY said this on the back of my book:
"Feast on the drawings made by Lynn Cohen in this gem of a book called One Fish Taco and Half an Order of Guacamole. Illustrated over the course of a year at the author’s lunch spot, I would file this under the category of observational art. Her spirited and colorful drawings capture all the small details and nuances that make up the lives we live. Somehow, after just a few page turns, we come to know and care about the cast of characters that pass through Taco Jalisco. Lynn’s margin notes are the finishing touch, which together with her illustrations, will make you want to pick up the phone to make a reservation for yourself."
Sherrie/Happy Tiler in Canada sent this: "Hey I wanted to tell you to mention on your blog that there is a deal for Canadians until Jan 28 th 2013 on Blurb Canada...if they buy your book......
25 percent off!!
Check into it here!! "The Coupon Code is: SNUG
Thanks Sherrie/Happy Tiler
For those of you in the US or other parts of the country go to BLURB on line and look for coupons.
My big shipment of books came in the other day, books I bought for my kids and grand kids, for Carlos and his family at Tacos Jalisco, and my friend Patty for her birthday gift. It's pretty super seeing them on my coffee table.
I did this?
Yes! I did!
Someone asked me which was better to get, the eBook or the hardcover?
I personally have one of each! But then it's my book so you might expect that!
It's also available in soft cover and hard cover with image wrap,
but I've not yet seen either of those.
Perhaps someone else who purchased them can give a critique.
The eBook is great on my iPad. The back lighting for the screen really makes the art in the book pop!
But then again, the pages of the physical book are on glossy paper and brightly colored pages,
so the art, which is framed in black, on the colorful backgrounds, also pops!
I, personally, like to hold the physical book in my hands!
But then it's my book so that is probably understandable.
It's kind of like holding a newborn baby, as opposed to seeing it behind glass.
Just so you don't think this blog post is me going on about it being "All About Me!",
I want to show you where I have hung two paintings purchased from my friend,
Joss Rossiter! They liven up our living space beautifully.
All those browns needed some color!
Check Joss' blog out by clicking on her name. (above) Her paintings are very unique and full of life!
My Publisher, a different self publishing company than the one I used to self publish my book on BLURB, offered a deal one day, so I made a calendar with drawings from the book inside.
It's kind of fun to have too. I am giving this one to the U. family at Tacos Jalisco!
And here are two paintings that are in the book, but framed, as the originals now hang
at The French Cuff in Davis, CA until February 8, 2013 along with
11 others from the book and 12 art quilts!
Enjoy Your Day~
and if you want to help promote my book
feel free to copy the cover from my side bar, where a book can be ordered,
or from any of the other posts on my blog
and show it on your blog or face book page~