Last week I sent the artwork for the cover of the picture book I just finished up, Once Upon a Memory, to the client for the designers to do their stuff. This is a shot of my computer screen showing a portion of the background. I was mentioning to a lovely visitor to my studio yesterday that travel is so important, without it ideas might never be. In this case we saw fireflies during the evenings on our trip - so magical I had to include them in the book!
Once Upon a Memory written by Nina Laden is to be published by Little Brown in December 2013.
I will show the whole cover soon! Below is where we saw the fireflies although they did not show up in the photo. I guess you can't photograph magic!