Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Start of Twisted Tuesdays

I have been toying with this idea in my head for a few weeks now and with Totally Twisted finally released, I think it is as good a time as any to get it started. I decided to make this first Twisted Tuesday post about what Twisted Tuesdays will be all about. Makes sense, right? Right.

I have said over and over how excited I am to share my new book with you!! And I really and truly mean it. I am one proud Momma when it comes to my baby Totally Twisted and I want to show it off to you. I want to take you behind the scenes (even more than I have already). I want to introduce you to the awesome bead makers you'll see inside and others I wish I could have worked with, I want to show you more wire projects, I want vlog (video blog) more, and I want to tell you about the awesome companies I have been working with too. Twisted Tuesdays will be when that happens. LOL... if I don't find a way to spread things out and pace myself, I will throw it all at you at once and that would be total sensory overload. I think this will be better.

Another thing I want to be able to do on Twisted Tuesdays is share what you all are doing with the book. So, I'll link to reviews (email me the link!), I will share projects you all have made yourselves, I will answer questions that come up, and really, hopefully, celebrate the fun that comes from working with glass and wire. Cuz' ya know its some serious fun peps... seriously. All things being equal though, when the not-so-fun stuff happens, we'll talk about that too.

To get the sharing started, I created the Totally Twisted Designs Flickr Group - YOO HOO!! Join the group and post photos of the projects you have made from the book. Share the projects the book inspired you to make too!! Everyone is welcome to join.

Last week I mailed out the initial flurry of books. They should be floating into mail boxes around the country (and OMG! w-o-r-l-d) over the next few days. I am waiting on pins and needles to hear your thoughts, and I have no doubt, there are others waiting to buy their copy of Totally Twisted until they hear from others too. I get that. If you have your copy and are so inclined, I would greatly appreciate reviews!! You can leave them on my website by visiting the Totally Twisted book page, and clicking "write a review" in the lower left corner. You can also leave reviews on Amazon, I think these reviews reach the most people! Just scroll down about 3/4 of the way, on the right hand side click "Create your own review". OH, and if you talk about the book on your blog, please send me the link, I will add you to the list of review links I started on my side bar.

Okay... I think that is enough twisted info for one day. I am excited about this!! And I hope as we get going, you will really start to look forward to Twisted Tuesdays with me. And I promise, this will be the only photoless post, lol.

9 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

So exciting!
Now I have a reason to get up on Tuesdays! :-)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

Barbara Lewis said...

This is a great idea, Kerry! It sounds like so much fun. I'll be tuning in.

pam ferrari said...

How fun Kerry! I got my book and I just love it. Ordered my silver can't wait to get started.

Lori said...

great idea Kerry. Looking forward to my book getting here and participating in your tuesdays

Jenny J-V said...

To celebrate the addition of twisting in my life, I got myself a coiling gizmo...so, I'm ready to roll!!! Or should I say, I'm ready to twist! I have my new book here just yearning to be used...but, I have an Airpower Theory final this week that's trumped it. Yuck! haaaaaaaaa

Eileen said...

GREAT IDEA KERRY...i just got my book today...can't wait to read through it again and again...oh, did i mention trying some new, colorful and fun projects?...can't wait...now, where can i get some of that scrumptious color wire?...hmmm...

Kerry said...

Eileen you get it at www.parawire.com!!

sheri said...

OMG Kerry. Just got the book. It's my new bible. Great Job!!! Beautiful pictures and lots of them, and clear directions. I'm sure you and your family are so proud. Can't wait to join the flikr group. Sequel in the future I hope????
Sheri

Nadine Baritot said...

Kerry, Got the Book , Already showed you off at work !! Yahoo, great job! Ordering wire , and will get to twisting . I promise to write a glowing review for you, if you promise to do a Vlog of the Flying Trapeze Bead , Im dying to try a bead inside a hollow now !
Looking forward to Tuesdays !