Graffiti – and book cover news!

IMG_0392While our north-side windows here overlook lovely woodland and the lake, the view to the south is plain street. A couple of trees, a car lot – and, diagonally across from us, a building site where they’re constructing a new primary school. Up until last week, the board fence surrounding this site was an inconspicuous white.


IMG_0383Unfortunately, some no doubt well-meaning individuals sprayed it with bright pink sentences assuring us that Jesus was alive and loved us. It wasn’t a pretty sight.




However, the town council came to an arrangement with some local graffiti artists, who covered some of the pink and set to work transforming the fence. A couple of school classes will be involved soon too, and the fence, which is still a work in progress, now looks much better:


I can’t wait to see what the schoolchildren do with their section!

Next week, I’ll have a picture of a different kind to share. A UK book blogger has very kindly offered to do a cover reveal for The Attic Room on her blog – as soon as it’s live I’ll put up a quick post with the link. The cover isn’t what you’d call pretty either, but I really like it. It’s effective in the same way as the cover of The Paradise Trees, and it suits the book. So watch this space! 🙂

Here’s this week’s photo of the woods – and much as I’m enjoying watching the graffiti artists, I still prefer this view!



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5 Responses to Graffiti – and book cover news!

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I quite like graffiti, it can be so bright and cheerful, but wouldn’t swap it for your trees!


  2. Gordon Mason says:

    I prefer the trees too but that graffiti (well, it isn’t really; it’s art) is pretty good.


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