Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Tree

Sharing a photo of our tree this year and sending love and light and joy around the world......

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Available Now - The T. Collection

The T. Collection: A Retrospective s now available on Amazon (including in Europe)!!!  As promised, the link to my cousin, Ciba's demo version of  "I Think of You" - my lyrics from the back cover of the book with his music. 

I Think of You audio

Buy the book here

Actual book cover

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Wishes

To all my friends around the world - wishing you peace, joy, wonder, love and health this Christmas season and throughout the coming new year - One Love!!!

Heart ornaments made by my friend Vera from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (originally from the Czech Republic) many years ago.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

December Moon

I just entered a photo contest 'What's Through My Picture Window' from Julian Lennon. Please help me win by voting for my photo! Thanks. 

Click here - Photo Contest 

December Moon by AVR

Saturday, December 7, 2013

English/Czech poem Alone/Osamělá

This is the last poem that I have managed to translate.  I will resume translating more of my poems into Czech after the holidays.  I originally wrote this poem in 1967.


The wind
photo by AVR
I felt a surge
of emotion
through me
Leaves crackled
for me
in every
As I
a run
© Alice Vedral (Rivera) - 1967


Vítr kvílí
Cítím se
photo art by AVR
vzplanutím emocí
pod nohama
ke mně své paže
A já
cítím podzim
v každém
zanedbalém výklenku
A dávám se
do běhu

© Alice Vedral Rivera - 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

T. Collection approved for printing

Finished adjusting the cover and uploaded the tweaked interior and cover for approval.  Approved for printing!  Now to proof read it online again and order a proof copy to see if the formatting needs to be adjusted more.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

T. Collection cover update

After showing the draft of the cover on a glossy white background, the feedback I received was that it needed some color and possibly some marbling.  So, I am working on it.  Really stretching my limited capabilities here.

Sharing this work in progress:

Monday, December 2, 2013

Progress Update - T. Collection

The T. Collection is getting close to being ready for publication.  The formatting was a challenge, but not as bad as I thought it would be.  I just need to do one more thing and add the info to the interior of the book.  I have designed a book cover that I am happy with and finally decided to only put lyrics inspired by T. on the back cover.  My cousin,Ciba, wrote the music and recorded a demo version of it.  I will share it when the book actually comes out.

Sharing the book cover - what do you think?  I am trying to keep it simple.

The cover background color should be white - I don't know why it scanned in as a grayed beige.  The paper it is on is white with dark purple lettering. Things that make you go hmmmmm.....