Saturday, January 31, 2009
Finished and the book now has its title
In St Davids it continued to rain until the garden was running with streams. I loaded the car with paintings for The White Hart in Bath and for Mr B's bookshop in Bath, not many for now but I hope that at the end of February I will have more for The White Hart. Also the artwork for Barefoot. The wind was howling and the rain coming down in spears but as we drove towards England the sky cleared.
On Saturday I took the last of the paintings in to the office at Barefoot and met some of the wonderful Barefoot Stallholders who sell books. We talked about the new book and Classic Poems and it was lovely to meet them. They have such enthusiasm for all the books.
And now I feel light of head and light of heart and light of head and as if most of my work for the book is done. Now I have to wait and see what design and production do with the work have given them.
I have the text for another book in my head, a book that I hope to do with Barefoot as the idea came to me a while ago when I was staying at Tessa's and walking her dog. The title, which this time came first, is Little Evie and the Dark Wood.
And the title of this book is now officially Starlight Sailor.