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Amy is a girl with ideas like wild horses, she's about to discover how they can help her solve problems.
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The Original Artwork

Posted by Sandra Tayler (Creator)

Last night a package arrived at my house that contained all of the original artwork for Strength of Wild Horses. I wasn't home, so Howard got to look at all the pictures first. Once again Angela's artwork astounds us.

The first half
The first half
The second half
The second half

 These photographs, taken with my cell phone camera, do not capture the glow of the colors or the precision of Angela's line work. The colors seem to jump off the page and into my eyes. Now Howard and I have the job of figuring out how to most accurately represent those colors in a reproducible image. I remember this part from the first book. The book will be lovely, the originals will always be better.

While I work on scanning images and creating book layout, Angela is hard at work re-imagining the cover. We hope to have something to share soon.

Many thanks to all of you who have backed the project. We're so close to funding and we have nine days left. The key to funding is to spread the word further. I want to make sure that everyone who might love Amy has a chance to meet her. Please feel free to give away copies of the Hold on to Your Horses pdf. (http://www.onecobble.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/HHpdf-format.pdf) You can also post links to it in parenting support or educational forums. Everyone likes free books, some of them may fall in love with Amy and decide to help fund her next adventure.

Here in the US we're headed into a holiday weekend, which slows down the internet quite a bit. I'll continue to work through tomorrow and over the weekend. Next Monday I will lead the final push during the last few days. Thank you for coming along for the ride and for all the kind words both in comments and in messages. Every bit of support helps.

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    1. Howard Tayler on

      Allow me to echo Sandra's sentiments: these originals are charming, enchanting, and curiously powerful seen up-close and in person. Capturing that with a flatbed scanner is probably impossible. We'll be experimenting with a camera and a light box next. If that doesn't satisfy my critical eye, we'll start looking into drum scanning, or perhaps a much more powerful camera.