Thursday, April 16, 2009

Authors & Artists - Third and Final Part

This is the last installment of CD and book covers as created for you with random components. Once again, it was a lot of fun to see how many random titles matched their photos so well. I hope you like viewing them as much I enjoyed designing them. Thank you to those who played along and to all who have left such kind comments on the previous posts.


Lulda Casadaga is a blogger by day and a musician by night. Her newly-released CD They Bear No Fruit is a collection of her hits performed live with her backup band Bitter Jester. Give it a listen while you visit her at her photography and fiction blog, Lulda's Lament.

"Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit." ~ Francis Marion


Kcinnova (pronounced Casanova) is a mom who really knows how to rock. Her popular CD Dignity of Innocence quickly rose to the top ten of the music charts. She's backed by her all-girl group, Bad Schlema. When not performing, she can be found posting wonderful photos on her blog Kcinnova’s World.

"The world ridicules a passion which it seldom feels; its scenes, and its interests, distract the mind, deprave the taste, corrupt the heart, and love cannot exist in a heart that has lost the meek dignity of innocence." ~ Ann Radcliffe


Dave brings a little piece of New Zealand to us through his blog, Cimba7200's Thoughts... Join him there to see photos of the local flora, fauna and fun. Congratulate him on his newly published Foundation of Failure as penned by Sylvester Forbes. It's bound to be a bestseller.

"I will not allow yesterday's success to lull me into today's complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure." ~ Og Mandino


Sandy Carlson has been posting beautiful photographs and fine poetry on her blog Writing in Faith since 2006. She participates in many of the popular memes and often has a different slant on what would first appear to be the obvious. Sandy also writes under the pseudonym Shonda Stine. You'll want to stop by her site after you've read through her latest novel There Before Me.

"Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me." ~ Sigmund Freud


Indrani penned her book Something Very Special under the name Claudia Osip. It's sure to be as popular as her wonderful blog I Share
where she does indeed share beautiful photographs and fascinating background details about her incredible journeys. You won't regret paying her a visit.

"A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special." ~Nelson Mandela


Bag Lady lives on a ranch in northern Alberta with her husband and numerous cows - many of which were named after bloggers upon their birth last spring. She has an incredibly busy life on the ranch and yet she takes time for blogging daily at Bag Lady's Blather. She has recently completed a book of poetry called A Why And A Wherefore which she penned under the pseudonym Adina Mannix. Like Baggie and her bovine friends, it's an udder delight.

"The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore." ~ W. Somerset Maugham


Pat is a terrific lady who lives, writes, takes photographs and stamps in Arkansas. She recently celebrated one year of blogging over at Remembrances of An Arkansas Stamper.
Head on over there to congratulate her success at blogging, and for becoming the author of Fruit For Their Songs, which she penned under the name of Aubrie Sampo.

"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs." ~ Joseph Addison


Lover of Life is an empty nester who can be found over at her blog Life In The Second Half. where she entertains us with fine writing and photography. Somewhere in her busy days, she's found the time to write The Mastery Of His Passions - the biography of my guitarist son, Alex.

"The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions." ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson


Steviewren's blog A Little Birdie Told Me So contains so many aspects of her creativity. She's an artist, and you will see signs of her sketches and doodles all over her blog. Her photography and writing makes hers an interesting stop in the blogosphere. Under her pseudonym Polina Gilbert, she has just released her latest book Everything I Said. Dog lovers everywhere will enjoy it.

"I didn't really say everything I said." ~ Yogi Berra


Jo blogs out of Vancouver about friends, family, art, news and the many interesting facts that run through her clever mind. She's also a fine water colour artist, and is the musical genius behind the band Rumba and their new CD Doorway for the Human Spirit. You might want to pop it in and give it a listen before you visit Jo over at A Majority of Two.

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." ~ Helen Keller


Shammickite is a fellow southern Ontarian who has a busy life which is reflected on her blog Rook's Nest. You'll enjoy her casual and friendly writing style and her wondeful photography.She has recently become a Grandma and is patiently awaiting grandchild #2. You wouldn't think that Shammie had the time to record the CD The Might of the Gods but she did! She's the lead singer of the popular band Roomate. Give it a listen and then let her know what you think of it when you visit her blog.

"Slow but sure moves the might of the gods." ~ Euripides


Pouty Lips has two blogs. The one I've known all along is a light-hearted site called Pouty Baby's Nonsense but I've just discovered her newer blog called Dream Weaving.
A quick look through its posts tells me that I think I'm going to like this one. Why not give them both a look and tell Pouty what you think of her new microwave cook book A Moment of Time, as penned by Othello Dexter.

"All my possessions for a moment of time." ~ Elizabeth I


Crabby McSlacker along with her co-blogger Merry, is the genius behind Cranky Fitness - the place for fitness information, flab-reduction and fun. Always a clever crab, she's written a new how-to book about acquiring fame and fortune. Though written under her nom de plume, Gabriella Macey, the style is unmistakably Crabby. Please visit her and tell her what you think of her book Waiting To Be Known

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." ~ Carl Saga


Tricia is the clever mind behind Shout where she blogs about family concerns and finding her way through parenting her pre-school-aged son. Both of her own parents have been known to leave some amusing advice comments on her blog. Won't they all be proud to learn that Tricia wrote a book called Comfortable With Yourself under the pseudonym Laureen Brett? Please pay her a visit soon.

"The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself." ~ Mark Twain


Clowncar blogs over at The Oort Cloud where the focus is on astronomy. Occasionally his posts discuss his young daughters (about whom we're not supposed to remind him will be dating one day). Clowncar recently published his story With Strong & Active Faith under his pen name, Maximillian Wolfe.

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt



Crabby McSlacker said...

Love my book!!

For the sequel, I might change the lovely moon into a cupcake and the title from "Waiting to be Known" to "Waiting to be Eaten."

Love the awesome job you've done on all of these, and can't wait to visit some new blogs!

Hilary said...

You are SO could be selling this stuff....I love them all.

Indrani said...

Hey Hilary, I am smiling ear to ear. I have become a celebrity. :)

Great way of linking, THANKS!

Mental P Mama said...

And yet another brilliant tribute. I am going to visit a few of these I do not know yet. So fabulous!

Bubblewench said...

Again.. amazing! I love this whole series you are doing. What fun!

Thanks for sharing.

Pat - Arkansas said...

I love my book "Fruit for their Songs." Thank you, Hilary!

You've done a wonderful, and very clever, job with all these, my dear.

Hoping Spring bursts forth in your area as it has (finally) done in mine.

Gary's third pottery blog said...


Leah J. Utas said...

Now that was fun. Awe-inspiring fun.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - this has been an amazing collection - you've done a terrific job of this. And isn't it wild how so many of the quotes matched the pictures!!?

"Thank you so much for featuring my book!" (signed)
Adina Mannix

Reb said...

Hilary, you are amazing! The amount of work that went into these is fabulous.

photowannabe said...

These CD's and Books are just a trip and a half. I loved mine and I love these too. What a lot of work and thought went into them.
Masterpieces , all of them.

Bonnie said...

You are very talented. The covers are so creative and fun.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Once again, your talent overfloweth Hilary!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I LOVE IT!!! Thank you!
(Did you know that there is a blog called "Whiskey in my sippy cup"??)

And I see your son (yes?) rocking out on another cd cover. And Benny!

You have an incredible talent, Hilary. It's not just your words and images, it's the love you put into them.

steviewren said...

Polina's book looks like a wonderful read! And of course, you are absolutely correct....people should follow everything I say...even if I didn't really say it! haha

I love the cover picture featuring Benny. There couldn't be a more attentive look on a dog's face in the universe. I imagine that he is hanging onto every word Polina says.

Dianne said...

Benny!!! a poignant close-up of an awesome dog, deep in thoughts of chasing cats and ducks and all the walks he will take ...

I give that book 4 stars and see it climbing the Amazon charts

You're really amazing, all this beautiful work is astounding

Angie Ledbetter said...

Can't imagine the work this took, but sure was fun to read them!

lime said...

the failure of foundation could not have been wedded more perfectly if you had tried!

another terrific set of made up titles. this was fun. so glad you did this.

Suldog said...

Again I say that I want you to do my real-life album/book cover, whatever century it happens :-)

Redbush said...

What creative c.d's and book covers! Your mind is amazing!

Tabor said...

certainly impressive the range of styles you have produced!

Susan English Mason said...

Oh, Hilary! How ironic! I have got to tell you that I am known as the worst cook ever! I just typed, and deleted about 12 lines, because I realized this will make a great post - my answer to your book design. How funny.

Michele said...

Such fun to see your work and your talent...

Hilary said...

• Thanks, Crabby. I'm glad you enjoyed your book cover and we can discuss your new title over a plate of cupcakes. ;)

• Thanks kindly, Hilary. I'm glad you liked them. :)

• Thank you, Indrani. I'm happy that your cover pleased you. I hope you enjoy the links. :)

• Thanks, MPM. I'm glad that you'll be visiting some of my other blog buddies. :)

• Thank you, Bubblewench. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks kindly, Pat. I'm happy that you're pleased with your cover. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Gary! :)

• Thank you, Leah. Very much appreciated. :)

• Thanks, Adina/Baggie. I laughed out loud a few times at how appropriate some of the titles were for the photos. That was the most fun part. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Thanks kindly, Reb. It took a lot more time than I'd first anticipated but I did have fun doing them. I'm glad you liked them. :)

• Thanks so very much, Sue. Your kind words mean a great deal to me. :)

• Thank you, Bonnie. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks so much, MamaGeek... as does your kindness. :)

• Thanks very kindly, KC. I so appreciate your warm words. They mean a lot to me. I hadn't heard about Whiskey In My Sippy Cup. What a great title! :) And yup, that's my son on guitar - doing what he loves. :)

• Steviewren, the quote for your book is one of my favourites. It says so much! ;) I'm glad you liked your book cover and I agree about Benny's face. I think he was watching squirrels. Thanks so much for the kind words. :)

• Thanks very much, Dianne. Yes, Benny has many daydreams. And you should see how quickly they dissipate when one of my cats crosses his line of vision - like a pin in a balloon. Thanks so much for the kind words. They mean so much to me. :)

• Thank you, Angie. I'm pleased that you enjoyed them. That makes the work worthwhile. :)

• Thank you, Lime. I'm glad you enjoyed them. Yes, that was the best coupling of titles and images to me, too. I loved how some of them worked out that way. Thanks so much for the kind words. :)

• Thanks, Sully. I'm betting on this century - early in the next decade. You'll know where to find me. I'd be more than thrilled to fire up my graphics program for you. :)

• Thanks very kindly, Redbush. Very much appreciated. :)

• Thank you, Tabor. I'm glad you liked them. :)

• I'll be looking forward to your cooking blog post, Pouty. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks kindly, Michele. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Mama Zen said...

This is so cool! What a fun idea!

SandyCarlson said...

I am honored by your cover! Thanks. These were a great read.

david mcmahon said...

Creativity is the mottot of this site.

Ah yes, brilliance too.

Shammickite said...

As you might have noticed, I've been off line for a couple of weeks.... my computer had a very bad tummy ache and required a lot of TLC and a little bit of surgery. Even when the poor baby recovered enough to start working again, I still couldn't connect to the internet. All is well again (fingers crossed) so I'm really glad I'm back in blogland in time to see my professionally designed CD cover! I'm sure sales of the Roommate CD will rocket once the public sees the cover.... it's AWESOME! All the girls in the band are thrilled, and we're already writing songs for our second CD. Rock on, dude!

Jo said...

I love my CD cover...! Omigosh, Hilary, you put a lot of work into this. GOOD JOB!! WELL DONE!!

David Edward said...

glad Carmi recommended you. Lovely stuff!

Oman said...

another lovely set. i am just glad that i was a part of it.

Nancy said...

I love my book! And I always wanted a son - somehow I think he would have looked just like that! Thank you so much!

Hilary said...

• Thanks, Mama Zen. I'm glad you like the idea. :)

• Thanks very much, Sandy. Your kind words mean a lot to me. :)

• Thanks kindly, David. I very much appreciate your kind words. :)

• Shammie, I'm sorry to hear that you've been having computer woes but glad to know that you're up and running once again. I'm glad you liked your CD cover and look forward to the release of your next album. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks so very kindly, Jo. I'm glad you liked yours. :)

• Thanks very much, David. Much appreciated. :) Welcome, and I hope you'll return soon. :)

• Thank you, Lawstude. I'm glad you were too. :)

• Thanks very much, L of L. I'm glad you liked your book - and my son. ;)

Clowncar said...

I love my book! Thank you. The whole random-yet-oddly-acurate aspect of the project is really cool. And the work you put into it must have taken you quite same time.


Hilary said...

Thanks for the kind comments, Clowncar. Much appreciated. I'm glad you liked your book. :)