Yesterday I worked on cleaning off my night stand. My nightstand is really a book case that I keep everything on. It is my desk, my craft corner, my library, and my inspiration.
Here is the back side of the block Want.
I have been busy sewing in velvet and plush fabrics around the edges of each square.
I had the corner block finished on Saturday.
I worked on the "Shame" block on Sunday and Monday.
I think I will definitely be through by the end of the month, if I stay consistent to the task
I have decided what I want to do with the back.
I don't want to make it too thick.
I am going to take some muslin
and write the story of Pearl's first adventure to the cave on the muslin.
Then I would carefully attach it to the back,
maybe with x or ties. A second pun to The Ties That Bind.
Which leads me to tell you that I am listening to a Journalism series called Stranger than Fiction. Before listening to this series, I thought journalist and writers were different from me.
I thought they didn't need to proof read or edit their own work because words just flowed out of them like water out of a facet. So not seeing myself as a writer I didn't bother worrying over the fact that my writing amateurish. I just accepted that. But after listening to this series and realizing that writers struggle to perfect their craft just like artist, I realize that I am only cheating myself not to go back and edit my story. So that is another thing that I am going to start working on, this month. I think there is a lot that I could learn and it would be ashame to waste the opportunity after all the effort that I have given this story over the last six months. Also I think it might help me solidify more of the character qualities of Pearl and Hack.
I have been reading a text book called Writers INC. It reminded me of all the benefits, that I wasn't aware of, in being in a writers group like TAG. Since I wouldn't have chosen this naturally I feel that it was given to me like an adventure that was given to Pearl...and that I need to learn from it and grow.