Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Blackbird artwork

I finished the latest batch of revisions and sent the manuscript off to my final critique partner yesterday morning (thanks, Ara!).  She and I are swapping manuscripts, and the break from obsessing over my book's ending is much needed.

I've come across some artwork to help inspire me when writing Blackbirds.  As I've mentioned in past posts, dark birds now play a larger role in the plot than when I first started out, so it's been fun tracking down images of blackbirds, crows, and ravens.

Sitting next to me while I work is a postcard of Anne-Julie Aubry's painting My Only Friend, featuring a dark-haired girl and a blackbird on a moonlit night.  Her artwork is beautiful, whimsical, and gothic.  You can see her entire gallery at www.annejulie-art.com/gallery.html.

I also found the following crow wallpaper, which I absolutely love.  It's become my new Twitter background.   

Crow Wallpaper by ~Tiger-tyger on deviantART


Ara Burklund said...

Cool artwork! And the ms? I'm loving it!!! : )

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, Ara! I'm enjoying yours, as well, and can't wait to find out what will happen to your protagonist.

Ara Burklund said...

Okay--I finally got to sit still long enough to finish reading, and I am blown away by how awesome BLACKBIRDS is. Can't wait to hear what your agent thinks. This feels like the type of story that could go in an auction!

Cat Winters said...

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Ara! I'm so glad we were able to switch manuscripts.

Anonymous said...

I love the website mom! :D

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, M!