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Friday, February 4, 2011

Book Cover!

"Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: a Workshop in Painting with Fire"

While I try to find my camera so I can post the photos of yesterday's scene at the Tucson Bead Show, I thought I'd share with you the cover of my book.  I know the fonts will undergo some change, but the rest of the cover will remain the same.

It was a challenge for the designers to impart a feeling of fire without actually having a flame in the photo.  My daughter says it's like the glow of a fireplace.  When I opened my email and saw it for the first time, I had a visceral reaction ...  I felt flushed, had goosebumps, a dry mouth, and a lump in my throat.  Sounds like stage fright doesn't it!  

The first week of August is the release date, which will conclude an 18-month process unlike anything I've ever experienced before! ... but in a good way. :- )

26 comments:

steufel said...

Love the feeling of the cover!

Kerry said...

such an amazing feeling! enjoy it!! CONGRATULATIONS!! i can't wait to get my hangs on a copy :)

Courtney said...

Beautiful cover! Congratulations!

anne dinan said...

what an amzing cover!
congrats!

Palimpa Lim said...

Beautiful! Congrats! I can't wait to hold a copy of this book in my hands!

Gardanne said...

18 months it just feels like yesterday. I can't wait to add it to my library.

mairedodd said...

the book cover is just beautiful - they certainly created an effect that is inviting and reflective of your work...
how did everything go yesterday? i only now saw your post about the cold...

SummersStudio said...

I agree with your daughter. This has got such a warm inviting look. It must feel so good to see this after so much hard work. Luck with the rest of the show.

Laura Twiford said...

Congrats on the cover Barbara! It definitely has the feeling of fire, and the necklace is beautiful! can't wait until August!

TesoriTrovati said...

Amazing! I am so very excited for you. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Enjoy the day, Barbara! So much good to share.
Erin

Melissa Meman said...

Woohoo! I can't wait...it looks beautiful :)

Michele Lynch Art said...

Wooo Hooo! It's a gorgeous cover!! So well deserved!! xo Michele

Doreen said...

It's beautiful, Barbara...really catches the eye! I can't wait to look inside!

Cinnamon Jewellery said...

It looks fabulous already! Looking forward to the book's release :D

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

It's beautiful! Looking forward to getting a copy... so EXCITING!

Kathy said...

Congrats - looks wonderful, I can't wait for it. I am so glad you are coming out with a book. Sigh, you were so close to Vegas but I already had plans and work to do so could not sign up for your Tuscon class! I hope you do Art and Soul in Vegas some year so we can actually MEET!

Kathy

Kim said...

I love the cover, it's beautiful and it makes me want to pick up the book to see more. I can't wait for it to come out, congratulations!!

lunedreams said...

stunning! really eye catching and luxurious looking. a winner!!!

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

Job well done and recognition will be deserved. The cover is striking. Congratulations

Barbara Lewis said...

I am so grateful for your encouragement and praise as I've followed this path. Thank you ...

sharon said...

Beautiful and striking cover Barbara, the color pops right of the page and draws you in, just like your work....awesome!

stregata said...

Congratulations, Barbara! The cover looks so very enticing.
Can't wait for August to arrive...

Alice said...

What an amazing cover!!! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see the real deal when it is published! Congrats!

Mellisa said...

Wow, the cover just sizzles! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you :)

diane cook said...

Love it Barbara! What a beautiful book cover. Are you on the top of the mountain yet? If so, can you help me up there with you =)

Erin said...

Looks great, Barbara!