How do I love thee? Let me count the ways

Taking time to appreciate the little things about one of my machines that makes it such a pleasure to use.


my face on his shirt

My portrait painted by British artist Andrew Mania. Photo by A Mania

my face on his shirt 1

I love this shirt, the sweeping lines are confidently simple and alluring. And the teapot and two cups & saucers are a particularly lovely, personal touch.

You can check out more artwork by Andrew Mania on his Instagram right here!


creative procrastination

©martha lea 2016

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