Your art is too important not to share.
My new book, The Icarus Deception, will be in bookstores on December 31. A bookstore is a magical place, not merely because it's filled with smart people connecting with interesting ideas, but because the books themselves are a bit like a totem pole, a central place to find and be found.
Here's a bookmark you can download and print out. Then, go ahead and write on it. Share a link to your contribution, tell a stranger about what you do and why you do it. Not a sales pitch, please, but instead a signpost. It could be a URL, sure, but it might just be a sentence or two about what matters to you and what you're doing about it.
And now, the cool part--go to a local bookstore, find a copy of my book and (carefully) put the bookmark into the book, then put it back on the shelf for a stranger to find...
Perhaps you'll do what I do every time I visit a bookstore--buy a book or two while you're there. But either way, share your art.
If you find a great bookmark, take a photo of it and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I might post it on this blog (I'll be adding a post every day).
Thanks for sharing.
Art makes us human. Art is the connection between one person and another, something that hasn't been done before, something that might not work.
Fly closer to the sun.
Print it out and bring it to your local bookstore. You can use this card to tell the world about your art, about something you made, about a difference that matters.
Just place it gently inside a copy of the Icarus Deception for the next person to find.
(and feel free to support your local bookstore while you're there).
If you find a bookmark and you want me to see it and possibly feature it on this blog, email it to me at email@example.com