Thursday, October 1, 2009
My creative space
Does anyone else have my problem? The pile of books on my bedside table keeps getting bigger and bigger, almost blocking out natural light ... and before I know it I am having nightmares of being drowned in a room of books, and I'm woken up by a crash and the books are all over the bedroom floor.
So this is my current pile of books, fortunately not yet at the teetering stage, but if my friends and family keep it up with the birthday book-giving it may get there. The New Testament according to Stephanie Alexander was given to my by a fellow gardener and cook. It's a magnificent book, and unlike the Old Testament (Cooks Companion) it has photos. Yes, I'm a shallow woman, and I like the pretty pictures. I think this will be a very useful book for years to come. Not too practical for reading in bed though, unless I'm sitting up.
My parents sent me Material Obsession Two - it's a patchwork book, so enough said! The usual Sew Hip, Peppermint and World Sweet World are there. Does anyone else get World Sweet World? If so, how good is this mag? Brilliant-good, I say.
The top two books were presents from friends and they are both fantastic. I have the teeniest littliest crush on Daniel Vosovic from Project Runway season 2, and this book is all about design and inspiration. I'm not a designer or an artist, but there is so much in this book to be happy about. I love it. And the Paumes book! Oh my goodness - I finally have my very own Paumes, and this one is on London Ateliers. I got this one today, and I can't wait to read it tonight.
Mind you, I was painting outside all morning in the hot wind, and then I had lunch which included bubbles and chocolate cake. It might almost be nap time, except I have to pick the Mister up from work. I might not stay awake long enough to read tonight!