One of the things waiting for me at home when I returned was the preview copy of my new book, Free As a Bird. Since so many of you seemed to enjoy the artwork from my small bird journal (check the sidebar for previous posts with all the images, or my Flickr account for the bird journal set), I decided to publish it. The size is slightly larger than real life, as the books are about 7" square and the real journal is about 6" square.
I tried to be as faithful as possible to the original and have the images all bleed over the edge of the paper, which unfortunately resulted in some cropping that I wasn't happy with. Today I've already gone back and added a slight border to each page and resubmitted the book for a new print. As soon as I see if my approach fixed the slight issues, I'll be putting the books up on my Etsy site. Stay tuned!