Hi there. Some great questions, ladies! I’ll take on a few at a time …
[ WHY MAC? ]
I have been a Mac user for almost 3 years and, in my case, it’s true what they say: “Once you go Mac, you never go back.” In response to the “URGENT!!!” question that was asked, there are so many reasons why I prefer Mac over PC. I’m no “techie” but I’ve come to appreciate the great qualities found in Mac products. Instead of making this blog entry super long, I’m just going to send you (and your husband, since you mentioned that it’s HIM you need to convince) to this list for the top 15 reasons why Mac is fabulous. Good luck with your purchase this weekend!
PS – My brother (a.k.a. big-time techie) has an archive of Mac Tips that can be really helpful for Mac users. This is something that he did for quite a while (in his spare time) and although it’s not currently maintained, the tips are totally relevant.
[ MY CLASSES ]
I don’t teach much locally. However, I can tell you where I’ll be teaching this year:
June 14-16: Anaheim, CA (CKU)
August 23-25: Nashville, TN (CKU)
September 13-15: Phoenix, AZ (CKC)
October 11-13: Orlando, FL (CKU)
October 19-20: Kansa City, KS (CKC)
You can find more information here. Just click on Conventions (CKC) and Creating Keepsakes University (CKU) to get the scoop. Incidentally, registration for CKU-Nashville launches TODAY.
[ MY NEXT BOOK ]
Yes, I do have another book coming out and yes, it is a sketch-based book. This one is a compilation of all my sketches from books & magazines over the past 5 years. It’ll be spiral-bound in a cute, smaller size and very user-friendly. So almost 200 sketches in one place (yay for that) but the added bonus is that I worked for months and months on creating a brand-new, fresh, current layout to accompany every single sketch. All visuals in this book are by me, which is unique to my other Sketches books.
This is a picture of one of my shipments of layouts for the book. Holy nervous to ship, Batman! You have to have a lot of faith in UPS when you ship something like this.
I’ll let you know when the book is available for pre-ordering.