Thursday, 6 January 2011


Thank you for your thoughts and wishes yesterday, it means a lot.

Next month is this blog's fourth birthday, and I've realised, its such a good thing to have, to look back through a window into my thoughts, to see how much has changed but also how much has stayed the same. I randomly stumbled across this post again, and it's a good reminder to me of the kind of person I want to be heading into term time again next week. It's easy to be complacent isn't it.

And I've realised I miss posting regularly here, miss the chance to order my thoughts and ideas and see what spills out. The internet can suck away my creativity, if I let it, and this blog counteracts that I think, it's a positive thing. Instead of mindlessly clicking, there's a purpose. And I miss having the record of when I made what, in my head everything was a month ago, or two perhaps... so its good to look back at how ideas have developed (or not) and spot them emerging (or not!) And I miss the connection with people, the thoughts your comments provoke, the motivation to push myself further and the confidence it gives me to carry on making. I suppose I'm saying that I'm not sure where I would be today if I hadn't started up this process those four years ago. No where bad I'm sure, but certainly somewhere different... So... I have scalpel hand; red coloured finger bent back,with a dint in the end; from cutting...


Ali said...

Looking forward to seeing you here more! I love the tales of your work - somehow I always feel calmer after visiting.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Looking forward to seeing 'more' of you! love Annie xx

shipbuilding said...

my finger is the same also from too much cutting : )

they all sound like wonderful reasons to keep blogging...making can be hard sometimes and extra confidence and motivation never goes astray!

Paper Chipmunk said...

I hope you start posting more regularly again too. Stumbling upon your work and blog a few years ago was actually one of the things that turned me on to book arts. This blog is one of my original favorite sources of bookish inspiration and insight.

Happy (several days) belated! (I got a bit behind on my feed reader...!) I hope you have a wonderful, productive and happy year.

And thanks for your kind recent comment. It meant a lot during a very hard time, and I appreciate it. One thing I've come to realize is how amazing the blogging community (at least in our art/book-related sphere) truly is.