Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Whew!! The writing part----the part I like best----is over, and the tedious parts are now but a distant memory. Turned it in to our layout people this morning, and it feels great! This is what the cover looks like. The whole painting wraps around both sides of the book. The right half is what you see when you pick up the book and look at the front. The left half is what you see when you look at the back. As you can see, it is called Helen LaFrance / Folk Art Memories and it will be an 8.5 x 11 hardcover.

Thanks to everyone involved, especially Bruce Shelton who was the driving force behind this book, and of course to Helen LaFrance without whom there would be no book. She is an incredibly talented self taught artist known best for her memory paintings, but she is also an accomplished wood carver, quilter and Biblical interpreter as the book will show. She will be 91 this month and she is still painting. There are roughly 220 images which illustrate the range of her work. I'll keep you posted as we move along.