The Lumberjack’s Dove – enamel pin

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GennaRose Nethercott – The Lumberjack’s Dove

I have just had the opportunity to design a second enamel pin, this time for GennaRose Nethercott’s beautiful poem The Lumberjack’s Dove, just out from HarperCollins. My copy just arrived in the post this week, together with a beautiful poem by GennaRose just for me (and, separately, Tom Hiron’s Falconer’s Joy – another poem of a very different modern mythology).

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I really enjoyed designing this pin. It was a completely different proposition from the Creature Court enamel pins, in both style of book and of art. The approach, however, was similar: to create an image that would undeniably connect to and represent the book but also function as a beautifully (if mysteriously) iconic design in its own right. Something people might want to wear or admire even if they hadn’t read the poem (or novel), but with a connection it would be difficult to forget.

Below are some of the process sketches (supporters on Patreon got to see this one in more detail as it developed).

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And here is the final pin. I have not yet worked out how to photograph gold properly, but it so very shiny!

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For information about opportunities to get a pin, follow GennaRose. The National Poetry Series Competition winning poem is now available from HarperCollins: The Lumberjack’s Dove. And for more behind-the-scenes art than I can share entirely publicly, check out my Patreon page.

Oh, and I design pins now.

2 thoughts on “The Lumberjack’s Dove – enamel pin

  1. I just discovered this page and this stunning pin and wondered how I could purchase it. I went to Gennarose Nethercott’s page, but I cannot find any mention of it.

    • I apologise for the delay! I’ve spoken with Gennarose. She was selling them at her in-person launches, and says “I have maybe five left, so if there are a few specific folks who want one, you can have them email me and I can mail a couple out. I’ve been charging $10 per pin, plus shipping (of course if they’re outside the US shipping might cost a lot..)” http://gennarose.mystrikingly.com/#connect

      I hope that helps and that you are able to get one!

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