For the past few weeks we have been housing a treasure. Salley Mavor, who won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Pocketful of Posies, created an original piece for our January/February Magazine cover. When I picked it up from the photographer a few weeks ago, I brought it back to the office to store it here because Salley and her husband were enjoying some R&R on a boat off the coast of Turkey.
We’ve pulled the art out of hiding quite often, showing it to visitors and just taking some time to gaze in amazement. Yesterday, Salley came to pick it up and we found it hard to say good-bye to the art— and to Salley, who sat down for lunch with us and told stories about Turkey, her RISD days, and life on Cape Cod.
She took a lot of photos of the office; we’re wondering if they might show up on her blog soon. We took some of her, too, to accompany her speech in the January issue. Here’s a sneak peek at part of the cover, followed by two of the Artist at Work photos.