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December 02, 2012


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This sounds like something very exciting is about to happen!!--another book, perhaps?

Susan J. Tweit

Deb, I think if your samples are only missing three breeds, that's extraordinary. Great job! I can't wait to see how the new guide turns out. I'm sure it'll be as well-written and visually appealing as FNF.

Deb Robson

Elaine, yes, there is something on that order in process. But dont hold your breath yet: theres a lot of design and production yet to be done. This is when the magic starts to happen!

Deb Robson

Susan, this new project is interesting. Its much smaller and more focused. The excerpting was (thank heaven) done by someone else. But I had to go into the material and re-confirm statements, update, and expand in some ways to get the treatment to be balanced and as accurate as possible. Im always learning more. I cant wait to see the treatment the art director gives it! We all briefly considered using sections of the photography from Fleece Fiber Sourcebook, but ultimately decided that the best informational and aesthetic results would be achieved by producing new photographs of the locks. Thus my packaging. . . .

Susan J. Tweit

I think you're right about the re-photography. With the smaller format, it'll be critical to have clean, comparable shots. Sorry it means so much packaging for you though!

BTW, you'd appreciation the comic that begins my latest blog post. It's about finding the equation to explain the difference between how long we think a project will take and how long it actually takes. ;) http://susanjtweit.com/2012/12/catching-up-keynote-comic.html/

Deb Robson

Susan, it was interesting to discover the types of locks I was choosing for this set of photographs. Its a completely different process than selecting for Fleece Fiber, because the format and approach will be different.

I love Rhymes with Orange. That message from Richard through the comic is especially apt and appreciated.

And I look forward to having enough bandwidth to listen to your Women Writing the West keynote in the same post! I got started the other day, but had picked the wrong time of day for our internet, so I know its good and anticipate being able to see the whole thing.

Susan J. Tweit

I figured choosing the locks for the Field Guide might give you a new perspective on the sheep breeds.

As for the "Rhymes with Orange" comic, it was perfect timing for me too, as I start into learning finish carpentry to finish this house....

I'm sorry about your bandwidth issues, and hope they're resolved soon, but the testing itself sounds horribly taxing. :(

Kelly Bartels

Would you have any interest in doing a study on Shetlands? We met at Shepherd's Harvest last year and if you are going to attend that event again this year, I would truly enjoy speaking with you a bit more. (we were doing the rooing demo in the barn)
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