May your weekend be filled with sunshine, and may you run madly in the mountains, waving your hands at the sky, with your most positive trousers on, whilst your sandals of yesterday are discarded and left behind!
Look everyone! I didn't write a book! It doesn't even exist! :)
I have lately been experimenting with illustration...So I drew this forest and thought it would look great as a book cover. So I made a book cover for a book that isn't and hasn't and won't ever be written.
After all, there are millions of books just waiting to be written, but will never get written. This one at least got as far as the cover...
This is a post on Perspective: how it is sometimes distorted, sometimes twisted.
What we see is not always what is. How we see ourselves, is not always what is.
I used to say to Dan, 'I'm only little'. Which meant I couldn't possibly do anything functional because I really was very small and everyone else was much bigger than me...
And I thought, gosh this all sounds rather serious, and found that being a very small human was not so serious after all, when I drew this next one: I imagine the normal humans to have voices not unlike King Julian from Madagascar :)
I love Terry Pratchetts books, his style, his wit, his stylish witty characters, and his commentary and reflections on people, life and human nature. I especially love what he has to say on story and imagination.
In Wintersmith he writes -
'Find the story, Granny Weatherwax always said. She believed that the world was full of story shapes. If you let them, they controlled you. But if you studied them, if you found out about them... you could use them, you could change them.'
Anyway, I'm no literature person, and I could go on for as long as a thesis is, but I won't. The world is about stories, we tell eachother, we tell ourselves, and how we see the world is one big story with us at the centre...
And....the picture done today has nothing to do with Terry Pratchett....It's just imagination at work...and its called:
'When I Was Lost In The Woods, I Met A Friendly Tree Who Offered Me An Assortment Of Food, an Unusually Shy Squirrel Who Gave Me An Accorn, and An Immortal Fox Who Was Drinking Tea, And I Also Saw A Bear Who Wasn't There!'
The day starts out with coffee: a perfect moment - and then one thinks to oneself 'So much potential today does hold'. At least this one thinks that, but by the end of the day one usually ends with - 'Well....That Didn't Pan Out'. I'm much more efficient in my imagination.