When it happens, it feels like magic 🙂
This is one of those satisfying activities that you do for no reason other than the moment of satisfaction. The stone will tumble, and a photograph doesn’t really capture what it feels like in real life. Your mind emptied of everything you are at one with this stone until you let it go and see it balanced. I could get addicted to balancing pebbles on the beach. If you can, give it a try, you might surprise yourself.
I love the 30 days 30 covers project that has been a part of NaNoWriMo for the past few years. I’ve been messing about making covers for novels this month too. Novels that don’t exist. Apart from the title, of course. The majority of covers being produced for the 30 days 30 covers project seem to be coming into existence via the wonders of computer aided design, and that’s fine. But I like and prefer cover art that has some kind of relationship to the real and physical world. This particular real fake cover is brought to you with the aid of tracing paper and typewriter – a 6cpi SCM Classic 12.
Words of actual novel written today so far: zero
Finished cover for the notebook. The text was taken from one of the NaNoWriMo pep talks, it’s a line by the poet Antonio Machado: Caminante no hay camino/ se hace camino al andar. I’ve typed it in 6 cpi, 11 cpi and a rather special 14 cpi on parchment paper; the spine is a scrap of goatskin that was just the right size for this A6 book. I’m pleased with the way this has turned out. Now I need to actually write something. November 1st is here and I am already procrastinating.
An A6 notebook/sketchbook waiting for its cover. I’ll be mixing up some paste soon. Just deciding on whether to go for a cloth, paper or leather finish. Decisions! This needs to be done before NaNoWrimo begins.