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.

8 comments:

Doda said...

Well done on finishing all that artwork!
Look forward to reading what is next.

moreidlethoughts said...

Well done! I'm sure the cats and dogs are pleased!

Buskitten said...

How lovely to feel such joy - it's so very well-deserved! I bet there may be some corks popping near St David's tonight!

dragonladych said...

Yeepee! What a great feeling it must be!
Well done! That wasn't an easy road but you made it!

Morning's Minion said...

I'm wincing at the thought of carrying precious paintings through a downpour to the car. I'm guessing maybe the finished work is coated with a fixative of some sort and that there are plastic cases or wraps to protect them in transit?

Nicole-Umina said...

now you can put some time away for a sleep in - wrap yourself up in a duvet with book in hand and a hot chocolate near by and look forward to a nice walk with the kitties in the afternoon.

Julia Guthrie said...

Jackie, I wanted to pass this blog award on to you to show my apreciation for your hard work & efforts! :)
http://eastofthesunart.blogspot.com/2009/02/aww-i-got-award.html

Gwen Buchanan said...

Congratulations for finishing the book.. a monumental task.. you must feel fantastic!!!!