This morning my latest Scenes+Words collaboration went live. It’s a gorgeous shot of the Comcast building in center city Philadelphia, accompanied by some fog. The shot was taken by my shutterbug posting partner, Dawn, and it made the haiku-writing that much easier for me to have such evocative photographic accompaniment.
If you haven’t been to Scenes+Words yet (or lately), please take a moment to check it out, maybe leave a comment or rate a few of the posts — there’s a fresh one every Monday.
It’s been about three years since Cool Menthol Woman hit the scene, and I’m finally working on another book. This one will feature images of handwritten verse (like I’ve been collecting on Flickr for the past couple years).
Because there are almost 200 images in the collection and the book will only include 75 at the most, I’m asking people to submit a list of their ten favorites via email (to info[at]analogimpulse.net). Just a list of your ten favorite images from the handwritten haiku set will do — image titles are fine, but urls are better.
While I’m sure it’s thrilling enough for folks to be able to help select the images included in the book, I am offering parallel incentives as well.
First, everyone who sends in a list of at least ten favorites from the Flickr set will be given a chance to buy the book at a pre-order discount.
Second, of those who send in their top ten choices, at least the first ten people whose lists include at least one unique suggestion (an image not already suggested by someone else, and ultimately chosen for publishing) can get a free signed copy of the book and an acknowledgment inside the book.
Click here for more details or if you’d like to help.
I’m currently running a little survey for folks who visit the Analog Impulse site.
If you have a few spare minutes to visit the site and answer a few questions, there should be three handwritten haiku cards in it for you.
Mondays are usually new beginnings, with tons of new things to be done on the tail end of the week it follows. This Monday, even more so, and not just because I moved the bulk of my belongings over the weekend.
Today is a one-day offering of a three-pack of Analog Impulse note cards on Etsy. For five bucks, it’s a three-pack of the cards with standard shipping included for U.S. orders. Some people have asked about smaller servings of the cards, like single and three-packs. So I’m accommodating, and trying to figure out if it’s a efficient way of selling online. Etsy, as an outlet, hasn’t been very effective for me. Pretty much all of my sales have been through the Analog Impulse site, but I don’t want to walk away from other options like Etsy just yet. And it may not help Etsy sales, but if you miss the one-day Etsy deal, tomorrow is the Tuesday Trio – essentially the same deal as on Etsy, but without free shipping thrown in.
Today is also the one-weekiversary of the first post on Scenes & Words – a neat little project conceived by Spencer Lewis that pairs writers with photographers to put up (for now) a weekly post that contains words and images together. I was honored to be asked when it came up, and the results so far have been invigorating for me. We currently have two photog/writer teams. My shutterbug partner Dawn and I co-authored the inaugural post last week, and Spencer and Kenny have followed it up with today’s offering. New posts go up every Monday, and we’d love a little company over there. Please check it out.