we’re going to “self-publish” book 1 (while we remain anonymous…..tis not time, as yet, to be who we are in RL…..)
mainly because we love the pictures. and also because we love to show the dummy (what special publishing people call the “mock up”, it’s not a judgement statement, love) and see people’s shoulders drop and a small quiet smile and a deep exhale transpire.
so – will you help us?
vote for the one You like.
we think this is our contender for today……but let us know, darlings, let us know.
especially as you come and visit us from so many gorgeous places and have a lovely Eye on the world (from the Other Coast to the windswept eastern seaboard to Paris, Madrid and even – down under – and over to the bits of Asia that are allowed to see WordPress blogs….)
isn’t it delicious?
our Very Talented designer Shana lives here: http://artbyshana.yolasite.com/
thanks to the delicious people at 99Designs!
what a Splendid Experience it was, doing our own design “crowd-sourcing” competition.
now for the book cover…………….
we’re doing a book.
in time for the first raw yet beautiful days of the new year…
isn’t it delicious?
we set up a design competition (it’s called “crowd-sourcing” So Modern!) at 99Designs and lots of lovely graphic designers from as far afield, and Abroad, as Japan, Sweden, UK – and the midwest of America – came to look and consider whether to throw their (dark french navy) beret into the ring.
our favorite/favourite/beloved one, so far, is this one above – designed by Shana Shay (she has her own lovely site here)
what do you think, darlings?
we’ve had some big thumbs up and some other suggestions from our chums on instagram…
and we also asked a few Creative Types, known to us Personally, for their Industry Expertise (thank you ABM!).
we know! So Modern (as William would say).
not only did we “crowd-source” the designs via a Global Competition via the interweb, we also gathered insights from far and wide via a special photographic-sharing-community-app, to aid us in our “decision-making process” (as they call it in MBA style meetings #sigh). And Then we tweeted (because one can..) about it to get even more delicious comments and opinions.
or maybe it’s actually being Really Lovely and Old-Fashioned and asking-our-friends* for Help.
*even if some of them are Virtual and we’d love to meet them in RL some day but might never do so. #dramaticsigh
what do you think? as friends_of_gloria_via_blogness?
we’d love to know (hint: in the comments below please).