In doing some research, it seems for uplifting stories (and since this one is based on sad events). I do like the idea of reds, yellows, and orange. Not sure how and maybe some are just subtle. And I'm not asking to put all three in, just more of a thought.
Why is the book called "Yes, and..." Here is the definition of the term..."Yes, and..." is a rule-of-thumb response in improvisation that suggests a participant should accept what another participant has stated ("yes") and then expand on that line of thinking ("and").
"Yes" The "Yes" portion of the rule encourages the acceptance of the contributions added by others. Participants in an improvisation are encouraged to accept the reality created and begin the collaborative process."
"And" In addition to accepting the premise, a participant is expected to add new information into the narrative. Hence the phrase "Yes, and!".....
So as you can see from the definition. This is a story of "I don't want this, I have it, so what do I do with it?" Ultimately accepting what was on my plate and trying to be a better husband/father.
****The contest is happening and here is an update to what I’m seeing so far.*****
Thanks everyone for your energy to this point. I do notice there seems to be many designs where there are overlaps in images. I think I'm gravitating towards the designs that are more distinct. Same with the wording, I'm seeing designs where the words are almost washed out. I would like them to standout (however that works).
I'm seeing some before/after images (sadness/hope), I think I want the design to be one. And now seeing these, the images of a girl standing somewhere seems to sad and almost like a ghost story.
I think this might be a better way to say. After Lisa passed is not where the hope came in. The ordeal was a journey where I had to learn to accept and grow. I think that's maybe why the contrast of dark and light doesn't resonate with me. How do we make it so the image or design is dark and light. This whole process and sad and hopeful at the same time. That's what the story is about.
The image of a person is too ghost like and creepy. Let's keep people out of the designs for now. And once again, I need to see the words. Too many are washed out with the design. Thank you Thank you Thank you.
I know a famous book, but love the cover of the alchemist.
As more come in. The "YES" in "Yes, and..." is many times larger. They are both important and would like to see them at equal size on the same line. You are all amazing, by the way. This is a crazy experience seeing all of your ideas! You are all helping to shape this and I am grateful.