Prague: A Photographic Guide

by Kara on July 31, 2012

Charles Bridge and the Vltava RiverMy husband and I have just released our first book of travel photography, Prague: A Photographic Guide. The book is available only on the iBookstore or in iTunes, for viewing on an iPad. For a limited time, the book is free, so this is your chance to check it out. If you download it, please take a moment to rate it, even if you don’t have time to write a review.

Prague: A Photographic Guide - Stephen Bay & Kara Sjoblom-Bay

You can also browse an extensive gallery of Prague photos on the Bay Images website. Here’s a synopsis of the book: A stroll through Prague can make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time and when you walk down its narrow cobblestone streets, you see centuries of history, architecture, and culture. Prague: A Photographic Guide recreates the city experience with a stunning photographic tour of the best known historical and cultural sites. With more than 100 high resolution, retina display-ready photographs, readers can tour Old Town Square and see the Astronomical clock, walk through the solemn Old Jewish Cemetery, and enter the majestic Saint Vitus Cathedral.

Astronomical ClockTravelers can use this book to help plan a trip or bring back memories of a visit to the city. Photographers can gain inspiration from the beautiful pictures and use the book to stimulate ideas for their own photographs. The book also covers nearby Kutna Hora and Sedlec, which are just a short day trip from the city. Note that this book does not cover hotels, dining, or lodging as there are plenty of other excellent references dedicated to this information.


The Boy and the Pearl is Available in iBooks

by Kara on January 26, 2012

I am excited to announce that The Boy and the Pearl, the illustrated fable that I published as a limited edition artist’s book in 2004, is now available in iBooks/iTunes for $1.99. I was inspired to write the fable after Daniel Pearl’s murder. Diane Salter created the beautiful illustrations.

At the moment, the book can only be read on an iPad with iBooks 2. I will probably do a Kindle version, but you can’t really beat the ease with which I created the book in iBooks Author.

If you have an iPad, I would love it if you checked out the book. Diane and I are really pleased with how it turned out.


My Name is Kara and I am an Apple Traitor: An Android Adventure

June 25, 2011

I’m typing this on my new Android phone. It hurts me to say those words, but I had to do it. As much as I love love LOVE my iPhone, I hated paying AT&T’s prices. Stephen and I want to retire early, so I’m trying to save money wherever I can. With AT&T, I was […]

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Salty Rat is Famouse

October 19, 2010

Apparently I decided that 5 am this morning would be a good time to decide what 2011 calendar to buy. As I browsed through the options with bleary eyes, I came upon Brown Trout‘s rat calendar. I checked out the back cover, and was clearly not awake enough to comprehend what I saw. My own […]

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2005 Journal: Seven Monkeys in the Sheraton

August 16, 2010

I found this in my old art journal from March 2005: It costs $27 per day to house research monkeys at Stanford. So if you have several monkeys, it can add up fast. I get a corporate rate of $180 per night at the Sheraton, which equals approximately seven monkeys in small un-luxurious cages at […]

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The Journey from Books to e-Books

July 23, 2010

I love books. Maybe a little too much. I love old books and new books, fiction and non-fiction, art books and science books. I even love binding books. And though I’ve tried to cut down, I still have hundreds of books in my house. So when e-books first appeared, I thought, “Yuck, who wants to […]

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iPad Review: Is it worth it? You bet.

May 29, 2010

For my birthday this year, I told Stephen I either wanted a boulder or an iPad. I wasn’t kidding about the boulder either – I really want a GIANT rock in our yard landscaping. And it’s cheaper than an iPad (though not as much as you would think). I guess Stephen decided we would get […]

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Korean Treasures on Etsy

April 1, 2010

If you read my blog, you know I love to shop on Etsy. I do most of my gift buying there, and sometimes I can’t resist getting a little something for myself. I am always looking for treasures with a Korean theme, and I’ve found a few that are especially cool so I’m sharing them […]

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Stephen has a New Etsy Shop for His Fine Art Photography

March 27, 2010

Stephen has opened a shop on Etsy for his fine art photography. He already sells photos on his own website, Bay Images, but Etsy will likely expose a different audience to his work. I’m really interested in seeing how the Etsy shop works out. I haven’t used mine for anything other than getting rid of […]

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Carla Sonheim Online Class – The Art of Silliness

March 22, 2010

Artist Carla Sonheim will be hosting an online class, The Art of Silliness, during the month of April. I’ll let you click the link for the details of the class, but I bet it is going to be a fun one! I took a drawing class with her at Artfest a few years ago and […]

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