Archive for the ‘creativity’ Category

Christmas Birds

January 30, 2018

I’m blessed to work with a wide variety of clients, but there’s a special place in my heart for helping artists get their work in front of a wider audience. So I was thrilled with Traci DeForge introduced me to Kathleen R. Bates to design her soon to be award-winning book titled Christmas Birds.

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What started as art created for Kathleen’s personal Christmas card over 40 years ago became a coffee table book featuring original paintings of birds paired with short meditations on the spiritual meaning of Christmas. The combination of art, nature, and Christmas themes gives this book broad appeal as a gift.

Awards for Christmas Birds include 2015 USA Best Book Awards Finalist, 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, and 2015 International Book Awards Finalist. In addition, Bates was nominated for the 2015 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the Specialty Book category.

Available for purchase at www.ImagesFromHome.com, you might want one of these beautiful books for your very own and another to give to an artist friend or birdwatching enthusiast. Check out this preview of Christmas Birds.

In addition to designing Kathleen’s book, I designed her Rising Fawn publishing logo, the Images from Home logo, as well as a postcard, bookmark, and brochure that she uses to promote her book to individuals and retailers. I also wrote a press release when she was a featured author at the 2016 International Christian Retail Show.

Contact me to discuss how I can help bring your book from concept to creation. Or, let’s talk about your marketing and graphic needs. Call me at 678-521-8820 or visit VanessaLowry.com to see more examples of my graphic design, writing, marketing, and art projects.

 

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The Adventure of an Ingenious Life

May 31, 2015

Ingenious cover final webI love putting together collaborative books. Coming up with an interesting topic and then gathering a group of fascinating people to share their stories and perspectives. The Adventure of an Ingenious Life: Follow Your Creativity Through Doors of Opportunity is filled with stories from some very cool people.

Readers will learn from the experimentation and reinvention shared by eight authors, Traci Long DeForge, Robert David Duncan, Rebecca Ewing, Jodi Hersh, Vanessa Lowry, Ricia L. Maxie, Andrea Schlapia, and Renee Seals, along with more than forty additional contributors with diverse careers and interests. Each walked through a door—or several—to fashion the life they each have chosen.

Nearly twenty years ago, I clipped an obituary eulogizing a woman I didn’t know. The headline described her, in her eighties, as an “adventurer.” That spurred my imagination to live life as an adventure—one where I followed my creative curiosity and personal passions to connect with intriguing people and to use my experiences as stepping stones. I believe life is filled with opportunities to choose. Whether your current road is one of ease or lined with difficulty, it will soon fork. You’ll have the chance to opt again.

The book is dedicated to all who have chosen to live an ingenious life . . . and those who are just realizing they have the power to choose. In addition to author and contributor stories, the book includes an extensive section of resources to inspire readers with listings of books, blogs, articles, podcasts, videos, and social media links.

Buy your very own copy of The Adventure of an Ingenious Life here.

Contact me to discuss how I can help bring your book from concept to creation. Or, let’s talk about your marketing and graphic needs. Call me at 678-521-8820. Find out more about me by visiting my LinkedIn profile.