OK OK OK I am very excited to let you in on the secret...I have been asked by a very talented writer for permission to use my painting, "Guarded" as the cover illustration for her up-coming book of poetry!
Laura Mercurio Ebohon is a lovely soul that I met thru Twitter, who saw my image of "Guarded" and contacted me about using it for the cover of her poetry collection titled "If I Look Inside". I am so thrilled for her - her work was selected after applying for a contest for unpublished authors and poets.
The book will be published in October of 2009 and will be available in both English and Italian (another reason for me to learn the language! I will be practicing for our anniversary trip this fall!) The publisher will also be selling it as an e-book on line.
As I mentioned in the previous post, I am so pleased that this image connects with so many people, and I am truly honored that Laura feels that it captures what she is trying to say with her Poetry.
I look forward to sharing more updates as the project comes to fruition!
This is my favorite poem that I read of hers (so far!) - of course, it is entitled "Dancing" (my other favorite pastime!)
"Dancing" by Laura Mercurio Ebohon
(part of the poetry book to be published Fall 2009)
I dance and fire is burning inside
Flames like blades
I dance and I breathe
The scent of jasmine in the air
And springtime breeze
I dance and notes play my soul
Waves that smell of sea
I dance and feel light
A hesitant leaf touching the ground
I dance and it's raining outside
Flames are dampened
Fire put out