Beautiful morning walks to the gym. The other day all of the grasses in the field I walk through had been mowed down.
Then quickly rolled into hay bales that were taken away. All I could do was draw and paint the memory in the Meadow Book of what occurred there.
Couldn’t help adding those pesky Trifids in the background.
Then when not reworking the last of the small books for Amazon, I was busy watering over-heated plants out back. Just had to take some detail shots out there to remind me what flourishes and what wishes for more shade.
And today the first of two separate author proofs came in the mail. I can already see another adjustment I need to make before giving approval for publication. This book is thicker and gave room for a spine title/author. It costs a bit more to produce so price slightly higher than the other three. All can be found on Amazon under S. Webster.
Now I am working on the story of Burke and Wills. Writing in rhyme is fun so far, but several more drawings will be needed.
The monthly poetry meeting is this week and I have done more writing for that.
I am getting the hang of being alone and managing my time effectively. I miss doing artwork but with no place to put it, have gone back to writing.
Back in undergraduate school I remember having a hard discussion with my advisor. I told him as an artist, I am accountable for whatever the artwork is. Whether sculpture or works on paper/canvas. The artist is the work and vise versa.
BUT being a writer, the doors are wide open to be whoever I want to be through the characters in the story. There is such freedom in that way of creating. It is a good place to occupy right now.
These four small books by S. Webster will be enough for awhile. Burke and Wills will be using Sandy Webster as the author. (I actually still have a Sandy Webster artist page on Amazon because of my Earth Pigments book from years ago.)
That is about all I have for now. The novella, Kind Gestures should be available next week and slightly modified from how it appeared on my website.