Strive for emotion
Take risks on each piece
Revisit, reassess, and rework
Embrace failure as well as success
Take, absorb, and incorporate feedback
Challenge personal habits and convention
Have an idea, then allow it to evolve on its own
So there's my theme - I'm doing a lot of the revisiting and reworking on my initial sketches but will have to "Let go" (too bad there's no "L" in "stretch") if I'm going to send them off to Lorraine anytime soon. Feel free to suggest an alternate phrase for a letter if you can think of something better. I think I'm going to stick to the basic black for my cover, although the covers others have made are wonderful.