a few of my out takes from Inner Excavation
When Viv was here last month, I showed her the most recent printout of Inner Excavation that was from my final editing phase that happened earlier this summer. As she flipped from page to page and commented on what she was seeing and reading, she pushed me to own all that I put into the book. She pushed me to see the beauty and truth that tumbles from each page through the words, photographs, artwork presented by the contributors and myself.
Life has been a bit consumed by the little bean for quite a while now, and the book was written during a pregnancy that was pretty tough. And today, when I look at the cover and see my name there (my.name.), right there, on the cover, I am filled with joy. I really did it.
And I cannot wait for you to read it and get lost in the photos and words and then take out your camera and paintbrush and pens and begin to peel back another layer of you.
Because the simple truth is that you are what Inner Excavation is about. Through photography, poetry, and mixed-media art, the book examines our inward journey using several different themes including looking at where we stand on our paths, where we have been, and what we can discover when we open our hearts to ourselves.
I believe that as you walk through the pages of this book, you will reveal your inner poet and dance inside the joy of self-portraits and pause to take in the present moment and sift through the dreams you have tried to ignore and find your way back to you.
Now to introduce you to the contributors! You are going to be deeply inspired by what the following incredible women have shared in this book:
Inner Excavation comes out in October, and it will be in bookstores of the online and in-person variety. You can also buy the book from me, and it will come signed (to the person of your choice). I am now taking preorders. Here are the details:
For $28.95, your Preorder Book Package includes:
*One book signed by the me (addressed to whomever you specify)
*A special edition postcard pack of photography, poetry, and mixed media art from several of the book's contributors (these images are bonus images not seen in the book)
*Two-day shipping via US priority mail; international orders will ship first class international
To preorder, just click the PayPal button below. In the "Instructions to Seller," be sure to let me know the name of the person receiving the book.
In this moment, Ellie sleeps beside me and I know I am so blessed. This is truth. Thank you for being here and holding us and pushing me and inspiring me to continue to share these truths and cheering me on through this new path of motherhood that intersects with a childhood dream of the path of published author. Yes. I am so blessed.