Thursday, February 11, 2010

Book Cover Art Reveal - Letters from the Emily Dickinson Room

"Her Garden" by Catrin Welz-Stein


Here's the image that will be on my next book, due out in October 2010.

It was created by a woman artist living in Switzerland named Catrin Welz-Stein. You can read an interview with her here.

It was synchronicity I found this image. I had randomly googled "House Bird Artwork" (which were two things I was thinking about in regards to my manuscript) and ended up on a blog that happened to have another image of her work, which I was taken by.

When I saw this piece, entitled, "Her Garden," I knew it was the image for me. It represented everything I felt my manuscript was about-- what we keep hidden and what we reveal.

And to make it even more perfect, she is holding a bird, an image I have felt very close too these past years while I have been working on this manuscript, "Hope is a thing with feathers..." And also, she is an artist who is also a mother, something I understand and respect.

So there you are. My cover art.

I'll reveal later what the whole shebang looks like (title, cover, etc.), but I just wanted to focus on the image right now. Baby steps into the elevator...

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