** this preview makes it look like a hardback .. it is not!
I have, eventually, got round to publishing “Buzz” Vol 1. It is a slender paperback, really in the style of an exhibition catalogue. It is approx 6.75 inches square, 40 pages and features 15 of the lovely British Bees.
This was my first online book and yes, I am very pleased with it. I have plans for “Buzz” Vol 2 which will contain the rest of the bees and a few extras that I have yet to paint, or I may just collect the whole lot together into one single 80 page book… and yes it is available to buy on Blurb.
The bees featured are:
The Buff Tailed Bumble Bee, Bombus terrestris
The Red-tailed Bumble Bee, Bombus lapidarius
The Common Carder Bee, Bombus pascuorum
The Great Yellow Bumble Bee, Bombus distinguendus
The Shrill Carder Bee, Bombus sylvarum
The Early Bumble Bee, Bombus pratorum
The Red Orchard Bee, Osmia rufa
The Hairy Footed Flower Bee, ( female) Anthophora plumipes
The Leafcutter Bee, Megachile sp
The Grey Mining Bee, Andrena cineraria
The Tawny Mining Bee, Andrena fulva
The Slender Mining Bee, Lasioglossum calceatum
The Ivy Bee, Colletes hederae
The Snail Shell Bee, Osmia spinulosa
and three Seasonal Flower note spreads..
It has been an interesting (and very time consuming) project but…oh dear, I do feel I have just slipped another volume into the huge sloshing sea of self-published stuff.
However it is wonderful to be able to make a little (or large) book of your own work without groveling to the bank manager for a huge loan! It’s a wonderful way of collecting stuff together.. and A Little Book of “Leaf of the Day” is also on its way!! I bet you can’t wait! :)