Monday, June 28, 2010

"Something New" - my latest book is coming soon!!!

Mister Cover - for blog and marketing


Hi Everyone!!! I was off-line for a few days....so when I saw the prompt I thought it was perfect for letting you know about my latest book that will be in book stores soon....

This book project was so much fun...and I can't wait to tell you more about it....

Here is the cover....and it is my something new submission to MMM this week...

I also finished my latest picture book manuscript this weekend and I will be starting the illustrations soon.....there is so much inspiration around these days and I am so enjoying it!!!

We were at the beach playing all weekend and every night we enjoyed a bon fire ...it was pure magic...

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Happy Monday!!!

37 comments:

Kristin said...

First of all, what beautiful pictures - I love the cupcake in the sand! AND wow! How cool is that? Your book is coming out soon - I am so inspired by you! It is a WONDERFUL cover and submission for MMM - I love it, Kristin xo

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Kristin...you know me and cupcakes...and sand is a perfect place for some art and inspiration!!! thank you for popping in!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Diana, This is HUGE news--and SOOO exciting about the book...and the cover is adorable!!! Fantastic and you should be so proud--amazing!
And I LOVE your tea party too...(I saw mention of it on someone else's blog earlier today and I am overwhelmed with your take on it--amazing!
Oh, and now that I have a blog, I became a follower...I'm still learning my way around mine...I haven't even figured out if we're supposed to make different pages, but for now, I've got just one...lol
I hope you'll be in my drawings too...I don't know if you saw them...
You are very blessed--wonderful talent, a beautiful family, and this amazing gift of joy to share with everyone...
AND one more thing...I love your cupcake too!
HUGS,
Cindy

Diana Evans said...

Thank you so much Cindy!!! you are so sweet...your message made my night!!! I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do ...and I am so grateful to meet so many wonderful friends via blogging...

Thank you so much for your kind words!!!

Hugs
Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, and there's a P.S. I couldn't believe you had a bird build a nest on your door too!!! Amazing, huh?
I felt like it was a miracle!
Hugs,
CIndy

Diana Evans said...

I know!!! when I read about your bird nest...I was so happy and reminded of the great gift on our door wreath too....I also felt like it was a miracle...I will find my photos to share with you!!!!

Hugsssssss
Diana

Kris Dickinson said...

I love all your wonderful beach picture Diana and your cover is wonderful. Congratulations! - Kris

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Kris!!! you are so sweet!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Diana,
I have an idea that might be helpful in regard to the book...I'm going to email you!
Hugs,
Cindy

Diana Evans said...

oh that would be wonderful...I love hearing from you....thank you for taking the time to e-mail me!!!

Amy said...

oooo, love beach art!!!! Gorgeous fun family pic's and sand mermaid girl. I love your new book design..very cute and oh so fun!!!

Hermine said...

Its wonderful

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything is beautiful, Diana, great beach scenes, the water looks like flowing chocolate...amazing. Love your little guy putting the important finishing touches on your mermaid..what a hoot. Congratulations on your new publications! Excellent!! Hugs, Gayle.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Diana! What great news and the cover of the book looks fabulous!!! Oh I just love it! What a great design! The characters are adorable and fun. It came out beautifully. GREAT JOB GIRLY!!!! I love the fun colors and the composition. Lots of hard work went into this I can tell. Please let us know when the book will be available for sale. I would love to get a copy! How excellent is this! Great work!

soulbrush said...

what a truly perfect weekend.
congrats on the new book, another one for maggie i see. hugs to you and little sweetie pie cole.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great cover Diana... wait til Melissa and Emmitt, see that! ;) ALso just LOVING your photos, the light reflecting off the water, sand drawn cuppie and oh my Cole!!! What a riot that picture is. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Amy!!! I love beach art too....

Thank you Gayle...the colours in that photo are like chocolate...

Thank you Vanessa!!! your so so sweet to say all that nice stuff to me...you made my day!!!

Thank you Jocelyn....I am so thrilled to know my books are all the way out your way....being read to Maggie!!! so so cuteeeeeeeeeee!!!!

and thank you Lisa....Melissa and Emmitt will love these characters!!!

Thank you so much for all the visits and kind words...

Hugs
Diana

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Great pics Diana! Love the sand cupcake too! I'm obsessed with cupcakes lately :)
Thanks so much for your visit!

Diana Evans said...

I always make cupcakes in the sand....thanks for popping in Darla!!!

Deborah said...

OMGoodness so much happy going on here! Congratulations on the new book!! Fabulous photos! Cole and the mermaid made me giggle!!! Oh those boys... teehee

**blows kisses** Deb

Diana Evans said...

hahahaha....Deborah!!! I was wondering who would notice Cole with the mermaid....what a riot he is....thank you for popping in and being so sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!

Hugs
Diana

marianne said...

Oh sounds exciting Diana!
And all those lovely pictures. Yes I can see where you get all your inspiration from! It is all around you!

Can't wait to see your book!

have a nice day!

hugs
>M<

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Marianne!!! it is all around us...you just have to enjoy it!!

Thanks for popping by!!!

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

LOL! That picture of Cole with the mermaid made me laugh!!! Congratulations to you on another book, that's so wonderful! And what beautiful pictures you took, what an amazing view. I love your beach art as well! Lots of love to you, have a great week!

SKIZO said...

Wonderful

good
sources

of
Inspiration

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh Diana!!

Super exciting news!!
I can just stare at your illustrations for hours!! LOVE THEM!! I am so happy!!!!

Congrats on your new inspiration as well and I can't wait to find out just what you've been writing about!!

Those beach pictures are beautiful and Cole is Great with that Mermaid Pic!! :) Hee Hee

Hugs!!

~Katy

Diana Evans said...

Thank you Cynthia!!!

Thank you Skizo!!!

and thank you Kate...our book is so adorable!!!

Hugs
Diana

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful pics and a heartfelt congratulations on the release of your latest book! The cover is beautiful and the characters are so appealing.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

Congratulations on your new book!
How exciting for you.
Glad that you had a wonderful time at the beach ~ love the cupcake on the sand and Coles mermaid.
Beautiful beach photos.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Sweet-Lemmon said...

Wow. What wonderful post! Such beautiful pics and the artwork is simply lovely! And, of course: Congrats!

<3 *hugs*

~Thais Gisele
(Sweet-Lemmon)

Limar said...

Congrats to your new book, lovely cover :) And wonderful pictures, summer is fantastic :)

Zuzu's Blog said...

Congratulations. I love the photos as well.

Diane said...

Congratulations on the new book! You must be so excited. Your pics are just beautiful too. Cole is getting so big & still just as cute as he ever was!
xoxo Diane

Oxana said...

Hi Diane!!! Congrats to your new book!!! So cute cover! and wonderful photos.
Hugs
Oxana

ALTERED ARTIFACTS said...

Wow ... what exciting news! Your little teaser picture is so intriguing that I can't wait to see your book. Love the beach pictures too...really makes me miss living near the beach :)

Jack Foster said...

Hey Diana! Welcome back. Looks like a lot of fun!! Great pics and congrats on the book! it looks delightful. I love pugs! you really captured the pug personality on the cover. can't wait for it to come out.

Diane said...

Wow, this is fantastic, Diana! Congratulations on the new book! I wonder if it will be available in Australia? I'm sure my little Lucy would love it when she's a little older! Diane

 
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