Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My "Guarded" painting on a poetry book cover

A few months back I told you about a chance encounter on Twitter between myself and a very talented poet in Italy.  Just recently I recieved a copy of Laura Mercurio Ebohon's book, "If I look Inside".  It was a surreal moment to hold it in my hands, to see one of my favorite paintings reproduced on the cover.

But the experience only became richer as I opened the book and started to read her words and absorb her true talent.  I admit, I never sought out poetry, I don't have a favorite poet or read poetry in my leisure.  Her poetry, however, her words and phrases are so meaningful and raw and speak to me in so many ways.  I conected with it in a way I never had with poetry before.

(I hesitate to quote any poems here, I feel that Laura should do that.)

Well I was GOING to try and post a picture of myself reading the book...but there were many flaws in that plan.  The major one being my 5 yr old who insisted on touching my camera every time I set the timer and walked away...so why fight it? I just let him be my model :) 

I think he is a better model anyway :)

If you are interested in learning more about Laura's poetry, I hope you check out her website.  If you are interested in purchasing her wonderful book, you can find it below.  The poems are written in Italian and English.

Book available at http://www.deastore.com/

www.ibs.it and all Italian Book stores distributed by Mursia

Or by email: ordini@ilfiloonline.it
If you are interested in a print of the cover art, "Guarded", you can find it in my Fine Art on Etsy shop.


Talina Ann said...

This is AWESOME!!! Congratulations!

artist-makino said...

Really beautiful!

Krystyna81 said...

Thank you! It was really a beautiful thing that it all came together.