Thanks to the wonderful illustrator, Lisa Oakman, my story A New Job for Dilly has a cover and is coming to life. I've already posted it a few places, but had to put it here too. I'm hearing a lot of nice comments, especially how Lisa put our names as part of the illustrations. Very creative! I'm really pleased with the cover and I can't wait to see the rest of the book. I'll probably need smelling salts when I see the final thing. The boys were thrilled when they saw the cover yesterday. They've seen sketches before, but this was the first colored one they saw. Neil goes, "Dilly's eyes are blue? Cool!" As soon as he saw it, he begged me to print up a copy of another Dilly sketch Lisa did so he could run downstairs and color his eyes blue. Too cute! I don't know if Lisa has ever read my blog, but if she does I just want to say -- Thank you, Lisa! It's perfect!
On another note, today is the first day of the boy's swimming lessons. It's a good thing the pool is inside because it's about 12 degrees outside right now. We figured we better get them in lessons, especially with how we drag them across lakes & rivers in our kayaks. They always have PFDs on, but they should improve their swimming skills just in case they ever need to rescue Rick or me. Anyway, they're both excited and nervous about it, so I hope they have a good time. I'll let you know how it goes.
How cute!!!! Putting your names in the illo is brilliant! Too cute! Luv it!ReplyDelete
I have said it before and I will say it again - Dilly is so cute! Congrats Rena - it is all coming together now.ReplyDelete
I can understand why you'd be so excited. I'm sure you can't wait to have a copy in your hands!ReplyDelete
Dilly is so cute, I can definitely understand your excitment in the final product.ReplyDelete
What a darling cover, Rena! You must be so excited seeing your story come to life!ReplyDelete
Love the cover! Congrats Rena!! Hugs...ReplyDelete
Great idea putting the info in the illustration. Looks like you have a winner!ReplyDelete
Dilly looks adorable! I can't wait to get a copy of your book for my boys.Joseph is just learning how to read.ReplyDelete
Makes it all real somehow, seeing the cover. Very cute. Just curious, does the illustrator liase with you on your idea of what Dilly looks like? It would be weird to have an idea in your head, then a totally different look presented.ReplyDelete
It looks great - and I really do like the names being part of the illustration - cute concept.ReplyDelete
Great cover! Congratulations.ReplyDelete
Hope the swimming lessons went well.
I was stopping by to pick another winner from your time hosting me and see this.ReplyDelete
Yay. She has a cover - doing the happy dance for you. I know you are on cloud 9 now. Is it just me or are the words a bit fuzzy in the circled "ad" for your names? Maybe I need new glasses but they seem fuzzy and hard to read, I almost missed that it was your name and Lisa's there. I like the cover, and the idea of putting your names like that is very clever. Good job, ladies.
A blue-eyed rat - how cute is that. I'm glad things are finally looking up for you with this first book. Before you know it, the rest will fall into place. See you in the postings - E :)
Yeah Elysabeth -- It is fuzzy. I used a lower resolution one so it wouldn't take so much space. The original is bright & clear.ReplyDelete
Love it, Rena! Congratulations!!ReplyDelete