Wednesday, 29 January 2020
I have almost finished the artwork for The Lost Spells and we are in the closing stages with The Unwinding. The sun is shining, and today I will be painting gorse, which is wonderful, and just coming strongly into flower. Also, there's a huge gorsebush in my back garden, so, not so far to go to research my subject matter. Soon the hillside here will glow golden with the flowers and the air will be scented with gorse ( though for some reason people say 'coconut').
I just received an email from Unbound.
Copy edit is done. Alison is finishing design tweaks, working on the cover. The books close for subscriber's names to be added on 16th February. Hoping to have what is known in the industry as a 'cover reveal' soon, although I think I have already done that a few updatings back!
For now, here are a few details of images from the book.
I love the swallows in the snow, which were added by Alison, and somehow add to the dreamlike quality of the book.
I have ideas brewing. More and different work with Alison, as we learn from each other.
Thank you for travelling this far with The Unwinding. I'm looking forward to having a copy of The Silent Unwinding to play with, really hoping people will understand and will launch themselves into its pages.
The Unwinding hardback
- Narrated by Bethany Porter
- Music by The Bookshop Band
- 18 tracks (including two new songs)