Last year I illustrated this bejeweled dragonfly for the cover of a novel called "The Coffins of Little Hope" by Timothy Schaffert. The cover was beautifully designed by Kathleen Lynch. It will be released this spring.
Dragonflies truly are flying jewels aren't they. This beauty has an almost Australian Aboriginal edge to his colouring and is [as is all of your work] a gift for the eyes. Congratulations on yet another beautiful piece being chosen for a publication,
I'm the author of the book, and I'm blown-away by the beauty of the design by Kathleen and by Geninne's gorgeous illustration. The dragonfly references a hairpin, actually--it's worn by the narrator, an 83-year-old obituary writer named Essie Myles. (The hairpin shows up frequently throughout the book, and becomes a rather important part of Essie's identity.) Thank you, Geninne, for so imaginatively and masterfully incorporating so many of the novel's themes into your illustration. --Timothy