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Chronicle Books “Great Tumblr Book Search” Submission

Title: Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York
Author/Painter: Missy H. Dunaway
Category: Art

Synopsis: I have combined two personal art journals into one book entitled “Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York.” This book builds a narrative through painting and poetry to recount two years of solo globe-trotting, giving readers a chance to explore the world through the eyes and heart of a painter.

Eighty paintings guide the reader through a visual journey beginning in 2013 when I moved from New York City to Istanbul alone. Short poems describe a mirroring emotional journey as I leave old relationships, adjust to a new culture, and learn a new language. The book continues into 2014 as I move from Istanbul to Central Turkey, where the cultural divide deepens and the language barrier rises.

“Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York” combines female travel writing themes like independence, exploration and alienation with simple poetry and colorful artwork stylistically similar to Maira Kalman’s illustrated book, “The Principles of Uncertainty.” You are invited to view additional pages in this supporting post. Thank you for your time and consideration!

“Of course I was able to find the secret message embedded in this invitation…which is more than I can say for my so-called partner Miss Stoker. If only people would learn to observe and not simply look.”

                                                                       – Mina Holmes

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Chronicle Books “Great Tumblr Book Search” Submission

Title: Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York
Author/Painter: Missy H. Dunaway
Category: Art

This second post expands upon my book idea submitted to Chronicle’s “Great Tumblr Book Search.” Above are additional pages from my book of paintings entitled “Standing in Asia, Looking at Europe, Thinking of New York.” Thank you for your time and consideration!

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Into patterns this October? Marimekko: In Patterns is coming out this Autumn!

Internationally beloved Finnish design brand Marimekko’s iconic patterns grace home décor, apparel and accessories and have informed and influenced taste-makers worldwide for over half a century.

Richly illustrated with photographs and prints both classic and new, this vibrant volume (launching along with covetable notebooks and postcards) offers a behind-the-scenes tour of the brand’s creative process. A colourful legacy is revealed, along with the innovative creators, from 1950s pioneers to twenty-first-century masters, who have shaped the company’s heritage and continue to make visual magic today.

Rare sketchbook pages, in-depth looks at particular eras and page after page of gorgeous designs make this a book sure to enchant anyone interested in fashion, art, or the patterned and colour-drenched world of Marimekko!

This story line is based on actual events.
TO BE CONTINUED…

PS. Do not bathe your rabbit….

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This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids was released TODAY…

And, guess what?

For the past several weeks, every book pre-ordered was matched by our amazing publisher, Chronicle Books, with a copy donated to PFLAG…And you all rallied behind us to help and get this much-needed resource donated to each and every local PFLAG chapter across the country. 

What an incredible way to celebrate the release of our book.
We are so, so happy.

Thank you!!!

xoxoxoxooxo
Dannielle & Kristin

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