Friday, July 02, 2004

So, Anyway....

July is the month that I set aside to begin editing my novel.

To be more specific, I have to transcribe the first draft into a digital format because my husband adamantly refuses to be my beta reader if it means trying to read my manuscript in long hand.

I also have one painting only half finished and three empty canvases staring at me from the corner of my studio.

Then there's the Personal Essay that I have to write for my grad school app..

So, naturally I am doing absolutely everything else BUT.

My favourite time-waster these days is making altered books. I get to cut up, destroy and remake books and do massive amounts of collage. I get to play with gilding, practise calligraphy and generally engage in small-scale artistic mayhem.

So, in a way, I suppose it's work.

But don't remind me of that fact, because I still think I'm just playing.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Quote For The Day

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

-Douglas Adams