Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Okay, you have to see this...

I put the news up on my website, but I want to share it here too! I got the coolest gift this Christmas eve, from my husband, and my brother and his wife. There was an entire conspiracy for months that I had no idea about! Here it is:

This is me with the original painting Bob Eggleton made to illustrate "At Cross Purposes" for the cover of Analog. I was totally overwhelmed. It's beautiful down to its tiniest details, and I'll cherish it forever.


  1. THAT IS SO COOL! I can't imagine how awesome that made you feel. I have flutters in my tummy just thinking about it. I'm so happy for you!

  2. A great gift, that's for sure! I haven't seen the cover, but it looks beautifully textured from here. A mesmerising image.

  3. Lydia, it was amazing. I figured out what the gift was before I actually got it open (Tim was feeding me hints) and I was in such shock that my reaction was "Oh, no. It can't be." I could barely get it open.

    Porky, the texturing in this painting is really stunning. It looks great on the cover - better than it does in electronic form - but in person it's something I can just stare and stare at. Details galore.

  4. Oh, wow, that's a wonderful present :).