Drawing from Scratch
The cover for Sugar Baby, my cookbook that's coming out Easter 2011 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang (Abrams) seemed to come together in record time. The brilliant photographer Tina Rupp had a vision very early on of an elegant and whimsical landscape for the main image and she delivered. The designer took Tina's gorgeous photographs and created a dustcover and interior layout that I love.
The genesis for the cover for Confections of a Closet Master Baker (aka My Life From Scratch) took quite a bit longer. Along the way, we threw out a ton of ideas. One of my favorites was a concept my favorite husband, Ray, drew that was influenced by Colonial American folk art murals. And while I love both covers for the hardcover and paperback, I think this is my personal favorite.