Tuesday, July 29, 2008



Worring over this cover to the point of needing drink to subdue my frustration, I ask Ellen for help. Her suggestion was to ask our daughter, Libbie, if she still had the green foam crown from that first visit in 2000 that started the whole series. Pack rat that my daughter is, of course, she still had it. VOILA! The cover was born. I took a piece of white matte board, tossed it in the middle of the shady part of the driveway, put the crown in the center, and digitized it. The rest is all Photoshop. The top picture is the front cover, and the bottom image shows the whole wrap-around. Thank you Ellen and Libbie.


Annie Cohn said...

I love it! I really like the idea of a color cover to a black and white book too.

Bridgie said...

I love the foam thing, love the contrast against the white board, cause it looks like the tones of your photos, not a huge fan of the typeface.

Bridgie said...

I also love the title you've chosen. It reminds me of some of the best advice you ever gave me- to stare unabashedly. you were "at liberty" to do so there.

Libbie said...

Pack rat daughter to the rescue. Are you ever going to need that napkin from our visit to Dunkin Donuts in 1996? I'm trying to whittle the collection down a bit.

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