Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have been trying to get back to my projects. I have been finding it very disappointing though. It seems that everything is taking me at least twice as long if not longer and I am constantly interrupted. So, I am trying to figure it all out. It is almost like everything I do gets undone while I am not looking. My nephews have been sick and need a 2nd mom to come and take care of them so I will be off to their place for a bit. I have tried to taking my art with me before, but that turns out to be so silly.
I have been photographing books for the book shop where I do different kinds of work(right now we are working on a new website). I wanted to photograph this 2009 published version of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte with a cover done by fashion illustrator Ruben Toledo next to the version of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte that my mom gave me to read when I was a teenager. It had belonged to her mother. I thought nothing of reading this book over and over. I took it from place to place as I moved around the country and dog-eared pages, threw it in back packs and on whatever shelf or desk I had at the moment. I was looking inside it to see when it was published so I could put that date with the photograph thinking it was probably published around 1930 at the latest but probably the 1950s or even 1960s.
Well, I had a big shock. This book was published in 1848! That is one year after Charlotte Bronte died! Yikers! I have been so bad to this book! The Big Hat Books owner freaked when I told her. I am putting this book away for some archival healing. Who knew? My grandparents were older parents and had been through WWI, the Great Depression and WWII. If they had a book they were holding on to it! It is a beautiful book. I am so sorry beautiful book! I will take better care of you!
So for now, I will continue to take one step forward and 2 steps back. We are getting another big dump of snow too. I hope everyone stays calm. Wishing you all well. I made Valentines last year but I don't know if I will get them done for this year. I am still trying to mail out some Holiday gifts-so bad! Here is a Valentine for everyone in case I don't get around to them!
And, my little cats are staying warm. All 4 are traveling in a pack and sleeping in a big heap of black fur which is really cute-it is a circle where one cat's butt is the others pillow. They are hibernating big time. I want to be one of them!
This photo really cracks me up because the belly and feet belong to my oldest cat Pascal and he is resting them on his little sis Sister Blackberry Bijou. I love how they just push and smush each other-no big whoo! They drive me crazy! Pascal-Your Belly! Sis is not amused!