When a blog page has been dormant for a while, it’s quite a fun challenge to resurect it. .. and to find my own sparkle again. So I thought I’d share a little about the cover for my little gift book Sunflowers – A Fairy Tale – that I’m about to launch. The cover was shown in the last post. It came out of a painted and collaged screen that I created well over 18 months ago. Back then it was great fun getting messy with acrylic paint and paper. I played with some amazing rainbow colours. I used paint brushes, sponges and fingers. I loved the golden yellow and aqua hues. It just felt so right for the screen. There was a small dragonfly right at the corners edge when I first started to paint. It was looking quite lost (see photo) and so I had to repaint it and you can see the difference in the book cover. It needed more sparkle. I’m sure you’ll agree. When the whole screen was finished it glowed .
I took that dragonfly idea for my story and added golden yellow sunflowers – for my book cover. Perfect for my fairy tale .. and it made me sparkle again. The screen went to a family with a little girl. They all LOVED it. Her bedroom looked delightful.
The book cover is looking good too – in its own little bag.