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Creating an Album Cover

July 28, 2022

Skagit County, Washington

For one of my songs (that will be out later this fall), I am looking for a local, pretty red barn for the album cover.

Yesterday, I took a bunch of pictures of this barn (after getting permission from a nice lady named Debbie who thought I was the Amazon delivery guy at first and couldn’t figure out why there was no package on her front porch 😂), but like Ken said when I showed him the 50 or so pictures I took from all angles, “That’s a shed.” 😉

About Marie de Haan

Marie is a gifted pianist, playing since the age of nine. As a teenager, she composed mainly instrumental piano music. She released her powerful debut single, “I Am Broken,” on October 22, 2020, a song whose creation drew heavily upon the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse. Marie held a benefit concert on September 10, 2021, in Skagit County. A portion of the proceeds went to CrossRoads Youth Ranch; this local organization—through equine therapy—empowers “at-risk and sexually exploited youth to heal, grow, and thrive.” She has continued to write music: Christian, folk, and country. Marie loves hiking, gardening, and photography. The Pacific Northwest—where she lives with her husband—is the backdrop for her favorite activities.