Here it is. The cover of the 2010 FaLaLaLaLa ADVENTure In Carols.
The artist is Andrea Corrona Jenkins. She is an amazing photographer whose work I have followed for several years now. She has an astute eye for composition and color and captures some beautiful moments. I feel that many of her photos are like poetry—simple on the surface, but densely packed with meanings.
On top of that, she happens to be married to my friend Ward, illustrator of the 2006 collection.
At one point I was having trouble finding an illustrator for this year’s collection and was going to ask Ward for some help and that’s when I thought of Andrea. I’m so glad I did and I’m so glad she agreed.
I’m really glad that we took a different direction this year. I think Andrea’s photo captures the simple, nostalgic joy at the heart of the ADVENTure. (I also have to note that this image is the work of an honest-to-goodness Polaroid and not an app of any kind….) I am deeply grateful to have her work grace this year’s cover.
(The artwork will be integrated into a full package with Booklet and Jewel Case Insert for you to make your own CD. It should all be completed by Dec. 28th. Then you can download the entire collection (music and artwork) or just the artwork (if you’ve downloaded all the music already).)