I am working with the editors and designers at Balboa Press, a division of Hay House Publishing on my own art book about my latest series of paintings. It will be called The Gift of Koi set to launch by April or May which features my paintings accompanied by poetic reflections and a narrative of my personal journey as an artist leading to this point. Below is an excerpt from the book cover:
Embark on an underwater journey filled with light and love. Through paintings, poetry, and prose, you will share in the insights and heart-felt beauty of Meredith Cope’s vision—tender reflections on the power of what nature and art bring to our lives. As is typical of life, the artist’s personal story of her quest to understand color revealed so much more. We often think we are about one thing only to find that life leads us to places of its own design. Join in her journey that connected her to her purpose—to share the gift of koi.
You will be able to look at it on Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature. It will be available through barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com but the best way to order it will be through my website, www.meredithcope.com or balboapress.com. I’m looking forward to its arrival and will have lots of exciting activities around its promotion including a radio interview that will air over Hay House Radio (the 10th most listened to radio station in the world) in the month of May and a book signing at a Hay House event in Baltimore in June. (See “I Can Do It” meeting on Hay House website or go to http://www.hayhouse.com/i-can-do-it-2014-baltimore.) These events typically draw about 3000 participants and two of my paintings will be exhibited behind my signing table.
Wish me luck, and I’ll let you know when more events are scheduled!