Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The Cover, Finally!!!

A sneak peek inside...

I took a photo of this abandon house on Deer Island NB Canada. My son Andrew thought I was crazy as the windows were broken and looked haunted to him. But I still saw its beauty. For some odd reason this old house speaks to me. I wrote a poem about it that will be in the magazine.

See this house, absent and worn

Once full of laughter and smiles

Rests forlorn and dim

Curtains left on the windows

shows good memories were there

Flowers in the garden

allowed to bloom without care

Summer will rest and winter will fall

But beauty will harvest, in spite of it all

For this house, tho tattered and old

resides the soul

of a place once called home...

17 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Jo~Anne... I am so happy you chose that cover, it was my favorite one! Your poem is wonderful and the old house reminds me of the little abandoned place that draws me to it... the one where the beautiful roses bloom always, even though it is abandoned, I believe "someone" still cares for them... the ones you painted for me... I can totally understand your feelings for this little place... something, or someone draws you to it as well... so many memories live in there... of a dear soul who once called it home... I cannot wait to receive my copy of your magazine... love to you!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Doggie kisses to Jessy!

Vintage Lizzie said...

Oh My Gosh!!...Jo!...This is gonna be SO gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!...You are SO talented!!!! Love you!

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...looks just lovely! That house sort of reminds of the one Mary fell in love with in It's A Wonderful Life. She saw the beauty right away too! Can't wait to see more!

Alice W. said...

absolutely stunning Jo-Anne! Both the previews and the poem. Can't wait till it comes out!!!

Laurie said...

I love the cover ~ so soft and romantic.
I look forward to when this becomes available.
~ Blessings ~

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness-I am a neighbour to Deer Island-you must have had to drive through my town to get there!I used to ride the ferry every day to Deer Island.This is so awesome to see this on a blog!

Mariette said...

Dearest Jo-Anne,

Today is a special date for you... Just want to let you know I was thinking about you and your beloved Dad!
As for the cover, that is so romantic and there would be nothing to ad!

Sunny greetings from Georgia with a special hug...

MariettesBacktoBasics

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I found your blog via Julie Marie, and I just love it. I love your cover too, it's gorgeous!! I can see why you like the old house I think it's wonderful, and your poem is too! When will your magazine be out, and where can we get one? I would love to know... Blessings~~~ Daphne

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Oh Jo-Anne this is gorgeous! Only you could make a house like this look gorgeous. Love the poem too.
How do I order one of these?

Debbie

A Romantic Porch said...

The cover is so beautiful. I hope I know when the magazine is available. I love everything you do. So peaceful! xo rachel

Lilla Blanka said...

WOW, your blog is amazing..!

The picture are gorgeous...I want to jump right into them ::)

I´m so happy I found you..I´ll definately come back (soon!)

Mia

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Jo,
That's the cover I wanted you to choose ~ yay! Everything you touch is filled with beauty. I can't wait to get my copy and I'm happy to post about it on my blog if you say it's okay. Love to you, sweet friend... sorry I've been away so long, we've just lost one of the four-legged members of our family & the maison's a bit sad.
Let me know about the post, sweetheart.
xoxo~Tracie

Katty said...

Hi Jo-Anne! I found your website 5 years ago and I love everything you do. Your poem is beautiful. Have a wonderful day and a pink rose from me to you.

Olivia said...

Jo Anne, I love your work! I have for years! I think the old house is very cool!
Hugs,
Olivia

Sandy said...

That's so moving -- I CAN'T wait to see your 'baby'!

xo

Sandy

schererart said...

Beautiful!!

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

DEAR JO ANNE I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU CHOSE THE COVER THAT IS MY FAVORITE TO ,WHERE EVER YOU GO THERE WILL BE CARE FREE ROSES BECOUSE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT...BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOUR DARLING BOOK....SANDRA