Monday 4 March 2013

Playing with paint and photos

Although I have started writing book two, I am also still playing with ideas for the cover of book one.
I decided to go away from the book and cup cover and try a quick knock up in paint.
This is it:
but, when I was working, one of my patients said, 'that's a coffee pot!'
So this version is consigned to the bin!

Not knowing what to try next, I decided to play with the photo programme and jazz up the first one.

So now, here are some jazzed up versions. Do you have a favourite? I'd love to know which one!


  1. All lovely versions, but the first of your suggestions is best (as far as I'm concerned) because it makes me Read the Title First and Then associate the cup with tea leaves, even if that is not the actual story, it would get me interested and thinking that way. [Any help to you Pat?!]

  2. Just wanted to say I have now finished reading the copy of It's All in The leaves that Pat has been sending me Chapter by Chapter and what a compelling read it is, makes you want to know more and more, It is wonderful its a story of love of passion of adversity of heart ache of joy of friendship ad of course there is a dog in the mix too along with a kitten friend. I have already emailed to ask for book number 2!! VERY WELL DONE Pat, I wish you every success publishing this as an e-book (do you publish e-books!??) xx

  3. Io preferisco la versione con sfondo viola e tazza verde che richiama le foglie:-))
    Comunque anche la caffettiera era bella:-)
    Ciao Pat,un abbraccio!

  4. I like them all but the one that appeals to me the most is the second to the last (5th one down)

  5. I think I like the last two are the best. The others look rather ‘jarring’ to me. IMHO

  6. I like the purple set, the very last one. It looks more inviting and purple is the colour for royalty right?! I can't wait to read it all!!xxx

  7. Thanks, everyone. I'm keeping a running tally of which seems to be the most popular, from here, the writers I know, and my painting friends. So far the last two are in the lead equally, the first is third and the florescent pink trim cup is fourth! xx

  8. Dear Pat - I like every version - but the second one is my fav. - have a great day.

  9. All versions are very good, I can't choose Arianna!

  10. My favourite is the second, with the blue cup, I think it's perfect, very


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