I’m back into the studio for a few days finishing up some variation pieces for my book. My editor has gone through and organized the book and done a thumbnail layout so it can go to design. It’s during this process when the book comes together with the visuals and the text that you find out where the “holes” are, meaning blank pages or blank half pages etc. that needs to be filled in. The easiest and most sensible things to fill these few editorial holes with are inspirational (beauty) photos to show alternatives or variations in design of the techniques being taught or explained in the book.
I have a list of three projects that I need to make some variations for, which is what’s up next for me to do as soon as I finish checking and responding to emails and updating my blog. The hardest part about this process for me has not been anything to do with the book, but rather having so many things going on behind the scenes that I have nothing I can really show you guys on my blog. In the world of social media where information is instantaneous, it’s terribly hard to write “I’ve been busy for months on end working on wonderful things…I promise to show you soon”. (grin)
This is why I used the photo above saying Forget about the jewels and gems. But only for now, just for a little while longer until I can start showing and talking about the end result, rather than the process.
I’m off now to the solitude of my studio to make some more metal jewelry. The pickle is warming up in the crock pot and my torch is waiting patiently for me to anneal some metal. Nothing else to say except to wish you all a very Artful day!