Designer Mark Montano appears at Outwrite Nov. 9 with ‘The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2’ Leading designer MARK MONTANO brings his new crafts book to Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, at 7:30 p.m. The latest of his six design books is THE BIG-ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS 2 (Gallery Books). This event is free and open to the public. In THE BIG ASS-BOOK OF CRAFTS 2 designer extraordinaire Montano picks up where he left off with 2008’s super successful The Big Ass Book of Crafts (that has over 100,000 copies in print) with over 150 fresh, funky, and easy-to-make projects that are sure to inspire creativity in everyone and satisfy crafters of all skill levels. Mark’s projects are hip, bright, colorful and zany – but most importantly, Mark’s projects are made from everyday items and are for real people with normal budgets. With 21 different chapters, THE BIG-ASS BOOK OF CRAFTS 2 has something for everyone. Here are just some of the crafts you’ll find inside: * It’s In the Bag – purses, laptop carriers, backpacks, makeup cases; * Love the Glove – gloves with fancy cuffs, ornamented mittens, elbow length gloves; * Come Outside – Umbrella Cabana, fishbowl lanterns, a Pegasus Windmill; * Just Kid-ding – stuffed alligator pillow, flowery princess tent, alphabet letters lampshade; * That’s Shoe Biz – lace covered heels, decoupage shoes, Dorothy’s other sparkly heels; * Crafts-Man – pinup girl paperweights, cargo pant carry-all, an oilcloth wallet; * Filling the rest of the pages are home decorations, original jewelry, clothing, and accessories, imaginative furniture pieces, stylish stationary, and much, much more. MARK MONTANO started his career in New York City as a fashion designer and eventually moved to television to become part of the design team for TLC’s While You Were Out and host of TLC’s 10 Years Younger, as well as cohost of the Style Network’s My Celebrity Home, We TV’s She’s Moving In, and FOX’s My Home 2.0. He has been a contributing editor to CosmoGIRL! Magazine, New York Post, and Knight Ridder. (jasbro)
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