I have been typing away all week on the keyboard of my computer working on the re-writes for my editor. It is a slog. Many years ago, I read a quote from Patricia Wells, one of my fave cookbook authors. She said something about you have to just sit there and do it because if you don't, it will not get done. As my Farmer says, half the battle of success is just showing up. (BTW, it looks like PW has her 15th cookbook coming out in March.)
So this week I am planted on my butt and showing up. I'm hoping I can finish by end of next week. Fingers crossed.
I have a little ritual I do when I write. After I finish a section, I get up and walk around. Maybe put a load of wash in. Then I check my email (I have noone to talk to) and see if anything looks interesting. I get a lot of newsletters and don't read most of them but once in a while something will look intriguing. The other day I read HonestlyWTF and saw this in the side bar.
Kind of stopped me in my tracks and I couldn't decide if I liked it or not. I went to a website for an Italian furniture company called Cappellinin and then found this.
A different version of the same chair but painted and covered in a kind of dappled, daubed, stippled fabric and paint treatment on the wood. Then I found this short video. Very mesmerizing. This would be easy to do but the choice of colors would be key.
Later on in the day, a post about Bradley Walker Tomlin came in and I couldn't help but think his work looked like the fabric.
I thought about other special chairs I had seen in my life. Do you know about Orkney Chairs? Amazing to think they are woven out of straw harvested on the Island of Orkney.
I will continue keeping myself planted - working on this book on pattern. I hope you all are having a good January. It was 55 degrees here today and on Saturday it is going to be 7. Lots of very nasty slippery ice. Sounds like lots of crazy weather all over the country. Stay safe.