June 7th - Book Eight: Like many of the first covers I made, the fish stick box I used here was salvaged from my old rental house in Joseph, OR. And like the Totinos party pizza box I made Book Three from, this fish sticks cover has a backstory. I often crave "comfort food" during big transitions, and fish widgets like the ones now featured on my cover are familiar to me in taste and story because of my grandmother, who's photo is featured in the production scene. I'm not going to retell the story of fish sticks and my grandma here, but I will say that it gets to the heart of why I wrote a 450 page novel about a city where the freedom to work with your family and friends is the norm. This work scene also features some good shots of me being without warmth and sunshine in June.
PROPS, material costs: $10.08 + (STORYTIME, actual time worked: 2hrs 16min x THE EXCHANGE RATE, based on federal minimum wage: $7.25) = $26.51
This book now belongs to the Hub of the Wheel. I gave it to her at Wordstock 2012 when she asked for a copy. This one seemed the most appropriate.