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Elisa Moriconi sent in an Alice-inspired piece and I loved it too much not to post it.  She used watercolors and caran d’aches pastels to dramatic effect.

Thank You!

Happy New Year, Cover Lovers!

I dreamed up Uncovered Cover Art in 2011. I have been so grateful for your beautiful submissions, warm words, and stunning creativity.  I have absolutely loved witnessing your talent and passion.

Uncovered Cover Art was my 2011 dream.  But I have more plans for 2012.  I’ll be writing my own stories and making my own art.  My notebook is filled with questions to ask you and projects to plan.  I won’t be posting new submissions, but the site will still be here for inspiration and hellos.

Until the next project, I’ll leave you with the true questions Uncovered Cover Art set out to answer.  How many ways are there to tell a story?  What story do you wish someone would tell?  And what art does this world need to thrive?

I can’t wait to see what we create next!

Thank You, Friends!

PS

I’ll keep the comments open. I hope you’ll continue to support each other in the ever-so-lovely way you have been.

Frog and Toad


Artwork by Megan Hughes
Inspired by Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad series
Tidbit: Megan used cut paper to perfectly capture Frog and Toad’s perfect friendship.


Artwork by HT Yao
Inspired by Shannon Hale’s Book of a Thousand Days
Tidbit: HT was inspired by the story of Dashti who believes in herself even when no one else would. HT noted there was a version of the book published that showed Dashti with her hands behind her back. HT reimagined this beautiful cover to showcase the strength and beauty of the character who overcomes the challenge of living in a place where the birthmark on her face was considered a mark of bad luck.


Artwork by Ingvard the Terrible Rockstar
Inspired by Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking
Tidbit: Ingvard was inspired by Pippi’s fresh outlook. As he says, “while Pippi is indeed strong (both figuratively and literally!), she’s not stern or serious—she’s always having fun and enjoying life to the fullest. I love that she looks at things from a totally different angle, always questioning the status quo. Great inspiration for anyone, in my book.


Artwork by Broche Fabian
Inspired by Gene Stratton-Porter’s A Girl of the Limberlost
Tidbit: Broche dreams of publishing a new edition of this out-of-print title (with her own beautiful cover art, of course). I love this sort of dream!

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(Logo art by Pauline Molinari) 

I have been so inspired by Tara Sophia Mohr’s Girl Effect Blogging Campaign. And I’m so excited to see how my fellow bloggers are sharing their passion for this amazing organization. Today is the day! Join me in raising money for The Girl Effect. Starting today, I’ll be donating $5.00 for each of the first hundred covers submitted that features a strong, hear-me-roar girl character. Read below to learn more.

Reading Is a Right.

Everyone, including girls, should have the right to go to school and learn to read.

Reading Is Power.

The written word, whether it’s in books, magazines, online or in a personal journal, reveals the world. To a child, these words can introduce and inspire new ideas that reverberate for decades to come.

Girls Matter. 

The Girl Effect is based on a powerful truth: when we invest in a young girl’s education in the developing world, she grows up to a woman who can support herself and pull her entire family out of poverty. Research now shows that investing in a girl’s education is the most effective solution for fighting poverty globally.

Art Saves.

From October 4th to January 4th, I’ll be donating $5.00 for each of the first hundred covers submitted that features a strong, hear-me-roar girl character. I’m committed to donating $500, but I want your help. Here’s what to do:

♥ Get inspired! Check out GirlEffect.org to learn more about how urgently our help is needed.

♥ Choose your subject. Will you reimagine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games or Jo March in Little Women? What about Miss Eloise or Karana in Island of the Blue Dolphins? Let’s celebrate girls who ask questions, make their own rules, and find a new way to navigate through old waters. Show me who you admire.

♥ Work your magic. Let your art tell a story—a story we must keep telling.

♥ Send your cover to uncoveredcoverart@gmail.com

♥ I’ll donate $500 to The Girl Effect, directing the money to buy books for schools that support the education for girls. Would you like to match my donations? $.50, $1.00, $5.00 a cover or more? Send me a message! Let’s see how much we can raise.

If you’ve been wanting to submit to Uncovered Cover Art, now is the time. If you know someone who should submit, share this message.

Every submission will be featured on the site. Let’s make a difference together.

Heidi

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