Well, I made a bit of a mess on the orginal cover for my Travel and Techniques book. I was reading a great book called "Mixed Emulsions" Altered techniques for photographic imagery written by artist Angela Cartright. As it happens with good books, I got inspired to do 'just a bit' of painting. Long story cut short my 'just a bit' resulted in 'omg, how do I fix that???' and that resulted in me making things worse while 'fixing' it! I guess it happens to all of us at some point when we cross a line and enter into a mess exercise instead of a creative one! I should have also expected to be a little rusty after so much time being in a rut. There was only one real fix it option available and that was to start again. So I did!
The back cover hasn't changed but the front no longer has the map piece. I ruined that yesterday! I liked the first version but I think I like the romance and opulance of gold and white better. I still need an 'and' but I think its finished, I will continue the map theme somewhere else in the book. It is a bit girly but I think I can cope with that!Today in the mail I got my altered puzzle pieces back.You will probably remember by Pohutakawa flower piece which is in the middle of the puzzle. I sent away 6 the same and got back 6 different ones. I like the mix of styles and I will look forward to having it out next Christmas!