were from last weeks Blown Covers theme. I had a slow start with ideas, and I do enjoy these concepts, but would have liked to have had some more time amidst other work to develop the ideas into better solutions. Sparkler in the shape of the flag, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and the Nathans contest all say July 4th, but I needed a more concise angle on them to make them cover worthy. There was a really great piece of news that came from New York today, and I will share that with you on Mondays post! Thanks for stopping in and check the links for the winning submissions and the runners-up. Thanks to Francouse Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman for the weekly contest. GBs War Paint was completed today look for a post on that over the weekend. Thanks for dropping in.