I sat pondering what I was going to do with the lovely new notebooks I received for Christmas.
My brain is in creative overdrive at the moment and I came up with idea of creating my own library of books.
Then I thought about where I would put them all. So I've decided to ditch all the books I've read and reread and use the slender antique pine bookcase that's in my bedroom. Happily I will be able to dig out my design and sketchbooks and journals from my college days that I stored away and add them to it.
Yes but what about location, it's got to be somewhere I can see it and be to hand. I would also like visitors to my studio and workshops to be able to freely look through them so I will be moving the furniture around a bit to find the right spot.
Each book on the shelves will be one that I've written in, sketched in or filled with info.
Here's a little sample of what to expect.
My book of words......... In this book I will be recording words that intrigue me, make me laugh, draw emotion or I just like the look or sound of them.
I'll record where I heard or saw it, what it means and any facts I can find.
Here's a sample - "WONKY" - isn't it a funny word, it looks funny, it sounds funny. I saw someone use it as a description of a piece of their artwork. It's from the 1920's and its a variant of a naughty word that I won't mention here hee hee. We use it as a slang word, like in a wonky stool, wonky knees, wonky nose....
You might see some more words popping up in blog posts from my Book Of Words.