C is for Cover


CThe good thing about working in a group is that if you suck at something like, say, graphic design, chances are there are other people in your group who don’t suck [at graphic design]. And then if you need something like, say, a book cover you can go to those other people and ask them to do it.

For last year’s A-Z challenge, I took a bunch of pictures of letters. I have small kids, so naturally our house is littered with alphabets. There are letters on blocks and bath toys and benches. So I’ll take out my camera and take some pictures of letters, what’s the big deal?

If you actually go to our writing group’s page you will see gorgeous photos of letters made from flower petals and dripped cappuccino on the back deck. The colors are vibrant. Each letter is like its own little masterpiece.

There are not my photos. They are Allison Tierney’s photos. My photos are blurry and lousy and I won’t waste more thought trying to describe my incompetence in a thoughtful and witty way. Just know that I suck at it. (That’s why my “photos” for this year’s challenge are just letters in different fonts.)

Which is why I had nothing to do with our cover. Although I did threaten to put something together (which, I found, is a powerful motivator in getting someone else to do it.)

Didn’t Allison do a beautiful job?


photo credit: Mary Allison Tierney

16 thoughts on “C is for Cover

  1. Sue LeBreton

    She did a beautiful job on the cover. isn’t it great that we all don’t suck at the same things?

  2. My photos are all blurry too. I’m not the photographer in the family. I’ve had to take four or five photos of the books for my A to Z Challenge posts, just to have one that’s decent enough to show publicly. How sad. :,(

    • That’s why I had to do the fonts, NJ. With snap-n-click-n-post cameras it’s easy to forget that photography is an art (until you attempt it!)

    • thank you! (ALthough I can’t really take a modicum of credit) Getting ready to pop over to your blog and read the rest of your CInderella post. Thanks for visiting!

  3. I guess that is why we all work together, it allows us to use our strengths! And I think yours might be humor! ; ) Excellent post!

  4. That’s a wonderful cover. I’m hopeless at photography, too. Everything is always blurred. As soon as I hold a camera my hands shake. Do I need to see a psychologist?
    I like to try to design my own covers, though.

  5. Yes, it is a fabulous photo – I am so proud of our cover AND the contents, which is where your incredible talents come in Janine.

Comments are closed.