Monday, 18 May 2009

The Creative Treadmill

This is going to be a world record for blog writing as we are soon to be off to give a talk in Petersfield and Clive is hovering behind me as we do the talks from this laptop and he wants to pack it up.
Thanks for all comments and I do agree about the Dublin girls - what a talented lot they were. I meant to blog in the week but all things bookish took over. We're also trying hard to get the two internet magazines out and, thank goodness, they are done now and look great. I do love everything I do - apart from the filing - but just lately it's a bit like being a hamster on a wheel. The timescale on the two new books (mine and the one by Lynda and Carol) has slipped a bit and will now be June. However, they will be well worth the wait as they look great. Mine is almost done and we are now working hard on 'the girls'. Michael's photos for their book are just wonderful. The pieces are so good that he wants to make every pic into a double page spread and there won't be room for the words!

I haven't given up on the catalogue and have made some changes. It is sitting on my thinking board so should feature here soon. This is the next one.



It had some divine details, like these chevrons.


I can see some little books in here.


And it has an opening page, too.


In a recent discussion on Spam I remembered this lovely little treasure by Cindy Hicock. She gave it me - aren't I lucky? She is at the K&S this year and what a treat that will be.



Clive is about to pull my machine out from under me. back soon.


Gina said...

I don't know how you fit it all in Maggie. I find it hard enough with the little teaching etc I do... and it's always the paperwork that gets me! Perhaps if I spent less time in the kitchen and garden... or blogging...? Or maybe I need a Clive?

Genie said...

Glad you had a great time in Dublin.good luck with the talk.
and look forward to seeing what you do with the next catalogue

Heather said...

I thought I'd had a busy fortnight but yours is a marathon - but then you have youth on your side! Looking forward to seeing your catalogue developments and I love the Cindy Hicock piece - she is so clever. Don't forget to breath!!

Megan said...

Shout out to Petersfield - I use to live there back in the 70s when I was a little girl in a big old Victorian house in Pullens Lane.

Loving the catalogue work - very intriguing - the things you come up with Miss Maggie!


Just thought I'd say hello. I am really looking forward to both of the books coming out. I am hoping to follow the on-line workshops too. I love your very inspirational blog and all your books!

Carolyn (ps. I am a friend of Dodie in St. Ives!!)

Becky Mairi Farrell said...

I so need a thinking board, what a great idea!

Hope you've managed to have a rest, you take care!