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Cover Design

This cover design is an original painting by Ariel Blocher-Smith. She painted the background first, creating a design with room for the additional elements (silhouettes, title, etc)

The silhouettes of Julie and Monica were then painted on watercolor paper and cut out by hand.

The separate elements were scanned and digitally combined, adding shadows and doing any necessary color and light adjustments.

Finally, the titles were digitally added to create the final cover design.

Ariel is a talented painter, designer, photographer and stained glass artist. Her photos are featured throughout the book. She runs a stained glass studio and art lab. Her website is