Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Winter comes, snow comes and goes. It's cold indoors and out & I hate it when my nose matches my red winter coat. At least I've finally got myself a pair of actual winter shoes (with furry lining, of course), so I won't have to spend my second winter here in the "North" slipping and sliding with frozen toes. There really is a big difference between the winter climate on the south coast and here in the inland. Wind-wise it's bliss to be here.

You know, yesterday I found this article through Penelope Trunk (whose Asperger features I can totally relate to and whose other features often irritate me to no end) and then today I found a guide to synonyms & similar words at the library clearance sale, so I thought I'd take a slightly more positive approach on life. From now on I shall be despondent and sardonic instead of depressed and sarcastic. Baby steps.

I took some steps in the area of bookbinding, too. I've tried to challenge myself a bit and revisit techniques learnt at school in the hopes of now seeing something that I wasn't ready to see then. Maybe it hasn't been that glamorous in reality, but at least I'm not too apprehensive about stepping outside the box at the moment. Small sidetracks only but they keep me motivated better.

 gilt linen

 brass embroidered linen

I have six books waiting to be listed on Etsy and eight more to share on the blog. As always, I'm probably going to be painfully slow at listing stuff to my shop, but I'll try to have most books listed by the end of the week - I've never really learnt how to enjoy that part of Etsy, so I tend to procrastinate like crazy when it's time to give my books an actual chance to be sold. I should train V to be my shop manager as he's clearly more business oriented than I am... poet vs. bookbinder. Who knew...


  1. oh you made me laugh "despondent and sardonic instead of depressed and sarcastic". Love it.

    I'm with you on the listings too, my shops are so neglected because I can't face the photography/writing part.

  2. here i am still able to wear open shoes (i totally dislike closed ones...) at most days, at least when it is not raining like crazy, but that seems to happen more often now.

    but i invested in a new coat, 100% virgin wool, very happy about that and less scared about the coming winter. but the current weather with its coldness and darkness still managed to ruin my mood.


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