The summer solstice has not yet arrived but… Winter is coming!
I’ve been toying with a cover idea for “The Dead of Winter.” This is just an initial concept, but I had fun with it. The image of the girl was so much like “Emlyn” looks in my mind, I thought I’d share.
The border was better (dark red) before I had to edit the reflection I made… but you get the idea. It’s hard to tell here, but I made reflections of the two human images, representing the part of the story that deals with both the living and the dead. However, I’m tossing around ideas about how many “character” images I should show, wondering if something else might match the story better. Or perhaps just the young heroine, the raven, and a wolf — also key to the story. However, finding images of those creatures in similar styles proved very difficult.
Now back to summer. June 21st is Midsummer, the summer solstice, the first day of summer. It might be fun to read “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” again. You can get it free at one of my favorite sites, Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1514
5 thoughts on “Summer and Winter”
Happy summer to you too, Teagan!
I like the cover. For a background maybe a very faded winter scene, you know dead trees, cold.
Yes, that would fit too. I’ve been amazed by all the stock images that are available. Today I spent hours looking at some to maybe make a “book trailer” for “Atonement, Tennessee.” (Yep, book trailers were something else that was new to me!)
Nice. Have your tried Dreamstime.com for images? It does take forever to find the exact image you want.
Thanks for sending me to “Dreamstime,” Mary. It’s a great site.