11 May 2012

fri-write friday 5/11: "wind blown"

One of the projects I've been working on is a poetry collection, or at least a chapbook. To be honest, what I've been working on is the idea of a poetry collection or chapbook. Just about the only thing I'm sure of is that I want to put one together, and the title: wind blown.

When it comes to putting any kind of project together, I always seem to start at the silliest point ... my favorite is always the cover. I love designing covers. For National Novel Writing Month, once I finish developing a general idea of my plot, I'll usually start right in on a cover design. For this idea of a poetry collection, I've started getting cover ideas together--it inspires me, for reasons I can't really explain.

For this Fri-Write Friday, I decided to share some of the "covers" I created for the idea of a poetry collection! I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed creating them.

Cover Art #1

Cover Art #2

Cover Art #3

Cover Art #4


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14 comments:

  1. Khara, I'm biased because I looooove dandelion wishes, but those three are by far my favorites. I'm also partial to parentheticals, so the first one gets my best vote, if we're voting. ;) Though that third blown out one makes me infinitely happy, also. I shall be ordering immediately, of course, upon publication.

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  2. I love the first and third one also! The coloring on the third really gets my attention and I like how the dandelion is being blown in the first. I know whatever you do will be awesome and I will be looking forward to it.

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  3. I like them all. I've always loved designing covers as well and writing poetry :).
    Stay inspired!

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  4. I vote for the first and fourth. Let us know when it's available. :D

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  5. Oh, wow, these are amazing. I love #1, feel a sense of the wind, airiness, surprise, abruptness. I also like #4, iciness and softness.

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  6. Thank you all for your comments! It sounds like #2 is out ... which is a shame, ha-ha, I love that little cloud. But it's not my favorite either; I'm also partial to the dandelion image! I might try to combine #1 and #4 ... I love the blurred look of "blown" in 4, but I also like the blowing dandelion in 1 ... Hm... Might mean another round of covers! We'll see :) It'll be a while before the collection is ready, but readers here will be the first to know!

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  7. Each one tells a story but I like the third one best.

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    1. Thanks, Janice. The third was the most time-consuming, and possibly the most fun, to make ... I do kind of wish the background was darker; maybe on the next round of cover mock-ups I'll see what that looks like!

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  8. Khara-We're back to ekphrastic writing. You like to do the covers first because they inspire you to write!

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    1. Good point! And a good sign that I really need to do more ekphrastic writing. :)

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  9. I LOVE #1. It's beautiful and complete.

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    1. Thanks, Claudia!
      I might just need to put all four together on one screen and look at it as I work. Ha-ha, the process of picking one is just too hard right now :)

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  10. Love that you are starting with the cover! And I vote for #1, and wish it was a cover for MY chapbook. Which I don't have, and I'm not working on and I'm thinking I need to get moving. ;)

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    1. Thanks for the vote, Marie :) There are two more of these on Facebook, and I think I've actually semi-settled on cover #6 that was posted there ... in any case I have six fun covers to pick from so no shortage of inspiration!

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