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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Happy Dance (Surprise at the end of this post!)

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well!

I can finally show you the illustrations and tell you how all this came about.

In blog land, a couple of years ago, I got to know an amazing lady named Khaya.  Khaya writes the most beautiful poetry. Last year, she released her first Chapbook. Chapbooks are a small paper covered book, usually around 40-50 pages.

This year, for her new Chapbook, she asked me to do the inside illustrations! How excited and nervous was I!
The first illustration got changed. When Khaya saw the drawing of my skeletons, on a boat, with my crow guiding them. She asked if she could use this image and of course I said yes. This is why I changed my banner to it. So you could see it again.

The second illustration was of a poppy. Here is the drawing and the completed image inked.
The third illustration was of an emotional eye.
And the fourth and final illustration, was of crocuses, before they bloom.

The Chapbook is called "From The Depths Of Darkness". The cover was done by Martha from Ayala Art.
The cover says it all, "A collection of Dark Poetry Left in the Light".
Here is the link for the printed copy and the e-copy. You can also see the reviews.

The printed copy was just released! So Khaya decided to do a giveaway! She is mailing me  a signed Chapbook, in which I will be signing as well.
Along with the printed/signed copy of the book, you'll also be receiving one of my stretch tote bags. "Shine Your Light".
This giveaway is open to everyone, where it is legal to ship to. The giveaway will end on March 31st. I will announce the winner on April 1st! Remember this is for the book and the bag!

So if you would like to be included in the giveaway, say in your comment, "Yes Please".

I hope you've enjoyed the art and meeting Khaya 😃

Big Hugs 😀




44 comments:

  1. Oh, how exciting! Your illustrations for that poetry collection are so lovely. What an honor it must've been for Khaya to ask you to draw for this!

    And that giveaway is awesome, too. Yes, please! :)

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  2. Well, I will say "Yes, please!" But, also, just wanted to say how exciting I think you project is! Love the idea of Chapbooks!

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  3. Oh wow what a treat ! Yes please. I love the skeletons and love dark poetry so will pop by and follow Khaya too. Hugs and thanks for this fabulous chance. I have always adored your art as you know. x

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  4. How awesome to illustrate a book! Well done. That's great.

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  5. I'm so excited for you, Stacy! Yes please! Your first book illustration assignment. The skeletons with the crow are darling! Have a great week!

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  6. How wonderful that you are part of her book, so exciting. And of course I would like to take part in your giveaway! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  7. Always "Yes Please" when it comes to your artiness...and Martha's too lol. Great all round collaboration :D XXX

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  8. Oh I definitely want to get this book. Please enter me in the giveaway and let me know where I can purchase it.

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  9. Yes please! Your work must look amazing among the poetry! What a fun opportunity! I love seeing these sketches that are such a deviation from your usual work.

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  10. Yes, please! That is so cool that you got to do an illustration project. So happy for you!

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  11. I found your blog through Magaly, and I absolutely love your art Stacy. It is no wonder that someone would want you to illustrate their book. What a blessing and honor.

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  12. Yes please! Your illustrations are great and how fun for you to be included in this book - and the book looks so interesting. Congratulations to the "team" who brought this altogether.

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  13. YES PLEASE What a wonderful honor, I have worked with a few authors. Waiting to see that first crocus bloom soon.

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  14. SQUEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You two, glorious women! kept that secret really closed to your hearts, didn't you? Oh, my goodness. This is so excited. I love Khaya's poetry. And if I loved your art more, I would have to marry it. I can't wait to see the book--one is coming my way! What a fantastic team you make.

    And, "Yes please!"

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  15. That is so exciting! I always love your painting. And illustrations are fabulous!

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  16. Oh WOW!!! Such brilliant work...you two are SO amazing together...all that combined talent!! Oh WOW again!!!
    And "yes please" 😊

    Have a super fabulous day, Sweetie!!

    All my love and hugs ❤❤❤

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  17. HOW Exciting Stacy
    YES PLEASE
    FABULOUS ILLUSTRATIONS!!!

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  18. YES YES YES!!! I would be so honored to carry your bag with artwork and have the signed book. How exciting!!! I love your illustrations.

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  19. I love your art! What a great project this was, so much fun and such powerful energy ♥ ♥ ♥

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  20. Everything is absolutely lovely, Stacy.
    Yes, please:)
    Hugs

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  21. How exciting! The illustrations came out wonderful!!! Yes please, yes please, yes please!!!!!!!

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  22. Thank you so much to each and everyone of you, for such kind and encouraging comments. It's been a joy collaborating with these wonderful artists (Stacy for illustrations and Martha for the book cover). Thanks once again to you all. Much appreciated!

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  23. Yes, please! I found your work via Magaly's blog; it's just stunning!

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  24. OMG how wonderful for you and Martha. This is a start for a new adventure in your life. I am so happy for you. Please enter me in the giveaway. I would treasure this. Hugs and love N

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  25. Ooh! I already bought the e-book, but I'd sure love winning a signed copy. So,"Yes please!" - add my name in. Congrats to all of you.

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  26. Congrats Dear Stacy! This is fantastic! Since I already have one of your bags and some of your artwork, I am not asking to be in the drawing. Good luck to everyone else!

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  27. What an exciting story! So happy for you that you were asked to do the illustrations. How fun to work with a blogging buddy. :) I would love to be entered in the drawing. Yes, please.
    ~Jess

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  28. Wow! Awesome news! Happy for you!

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  29. Congrats all around Stacy! Those new illustrations are fantastic - GREAT JOB!

    Yes, please add me to the drawing. I would very much appreciate it! Thank you so much and big, big hugs!!

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  30. Everything looks wonderful. Many congrats, Stacy.
    Hugs

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  31. I think it's brilliant that you are part of her book, loved the illustrations, well done.
    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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  32. I especially like your poppy!

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  33. wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    two beautiful artist combined in on place
    what else can be more lovely dear Stacy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    congrats for being part of this sensitive book
    i so loved your poppy and eye ,ver powerful indeed!

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  34. Hi Stacy and congratulations on being a part of such a wonderful project! Your drawings are lovely and so detailed. How exciting!
    xoxo

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  35. yes, please
    sweetiesuzy@aol.com

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  36. yes please, wow something really different. Wishing you all the best for that project
    Hugs Janice

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  37. hi I can only post comments using on my old computer! but i wanted to say hi and thank you for stopping in all the time. love all you do!

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  38. The very best to you both...how wonderful dear friend!!!
    Your sketches are lovely!!!
    Big Hugs and Much Love Always 💮❤💮❤💮

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  39. Hope you had a good Monday and have a great week.
    Hugs

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  40. oh, yes please!
    BTW what is the story behind your header drawing? I mean other than what you wrote here. First thing I thought when I saw it was Wynkin, Blynkin and Nod, and old childs poem. But not with death heads.

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  41. How wonderful! And YES PLEASE!! What a generous giveaway! :) I'd love to enter. By the way, that skeleton art is something that really speaks to me, it's absolutely incredible. You are so talented my friend. xx

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  42. Yes please! I love your poppy drawing very much, the book seems intriguing...

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Thank you for taking the time to comment! I'm very grateful! Your words are very special to me! Big Hugs!