This week’s Makeover Challenge is for The Sound of Music. I made two covers because I couldn’t decide which one I liked better. Here’s the second choice:
The process for the first selection:
The second selection process:
This makeover challenge was sponsored byLucile de Godoy – check out her blog for great photography ideas and to participate in this challenge!
Here are some classic covers from the movie and album. My mom loves the movie by the way. She would love to go to one of those sing-a-longs she’s read about. Whenever she watches the movie, she sings along and let me tell you, me and the rest of the cats run and hide!!
This week the Cover Makeover challenge is the classic, The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien. Another book we have not read (bad on us!) but we’ve seen the movies so I knew the storyline fairly well. Since mom had unearthed some photos of her trip to Mountain Lake Lodge years ago and posted some of them on another challenge, I thought some of them were perfect for this challenge.
The Board promises – we will have a book review on Monday – BobbieSue promises to finish her book this weekend. Sneak peek – it’s by Margaret Atwood and it’s a Banned Book! Banned Book Week is coming up soon, so make sure you pick out a banned book to read and talk about it! We must band together to combat narrow-mindedness and censorship!
Anyway, the book cover makeover for this week is George Orwell’s 1984 (also a banned book – more on that later). Toby worked on this one also!!
I took a photo of a skylight from a local library, copied it, turned one copy upside down and overlaid it on top to the other and changed the color scheme. Then taking another photo from the same library of a calendar monitor, I cropped it and overlaid a cropped photo of mom’s eyeball in the center. Added lettering and I was done!!
Here’s one of many of the published covers (I love its funky typography) –
According to the ALA 1984 was challenged in 1981 in the Jackson County, Florida, School Board because Orwell’s novel is “pro-communist and contained explicit sexual matter.”
Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, 1937
For the first one, I took a photo of a local cemetery, cropped it, added sepia tone and burned it along the clouds and trees. The movie poster is a photo of iced over azalea bushes tinted blueish-purple, and added a clipart cityscape and white horses.
It’s Cover Makeover Challenge time! This time the challenge is to makeover Stephen King’s The Green Mile. The book was originally published in six separate novels before it was published as a single book. Then, of course it was a movie.
I took one of my mom photos from Alaska and one of the crows she likes so much, overlayed the crow, greened it up a bit, zoomed it and voila! Oh, and added some text. Haven’t read the book, but I saw the movie. It was powerful, and mom really loves Tom Hanks’ movies.