Friday, June 15, 2007

The Painting

Tell me if this jacks you up!

Two weeks ago I got an idea for a painting that I wanted Gail V. to do for me. It will be a painting of Miles at the age he is now with his big fluffy blonde curls. He will be happy and running while he’s behind his empty wheelchair pushing it like it’s a toy!
Every time I think of the painting I get really excited!

Well, on Tuesday night when I was in California I was just about to fall asleep and I saw a picture of my book on the shelf, and the cover of the book WAS THE PAINTING!

I talked to Gail about it yesterday and she was so pumped about the idea! She told me to get some pictures together and she would make a few sketches for me because she wants the painting to look like the one in my head! I don’t think anyone could do the painting besides Gail! I told her that I would be willing to buy her supplies or pay her, but she would have to tell me what was appropriate because I didn’t want to insult her with a price because I have no idea what things like that cost. Gail told me that I could pay her when her painting was on the cover of my book!

What I’m going to do is give her a good picture of Miles’ face, the wheelchair, and then some pictures of Austin pushing the empty wheelchair. Austin is the same age as Miles so that will give Gail something to go off of. I talked to Ginny yesterday about letting me get some pictures of Austin to use for Miles body. You know Ginny loved the whole idea! She was very excited. She always says that Miles and Austin are going to be best friends.

I told Randy about my idea last night. It totally made him speechless. He thinks it’s the perfect cover for the book. What do you think?

6 comments:

Kevin said...

I love the idea!

Francesca said...

COME ON!!!

Bloomin' Cactus said...

Love it!! Love it!! Love it!! I always thought one of your books would be about Miles' healing!! I love it!!

God's Warrior Bride said...

Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! I love it.

A-lauf said...

the definition of perfection

the_a_team said...

I think it's a wonderful idea! I can't wait to see it! And read the book of course!!!