Sorry about that title – I couldn’t resist.
I am on a sort of “retreat” where I am isolated in a hotel room working on the writing part of my book. Really bad puns come out when I spend too much time alone. Don’t worry… I’ll edit them out of the book – at least most of them.
Much of the book is going to be instructional, step-by-step processes of how to carve acanthus leaves, and I am completely comfortable and familiar with this. It’s the writing part that I need to really be able to focus and not be distracted by “normal” life. So, this “me” time is very necessary.
What is so interesting is that I have been in this room all day and was so focused on writing, that I hadn’t noticed all the varieties of acanthus leaves surrounding me in the hotel room. I continue to be amazed at how prolific this design is in everyday life. And it does motivate me while I am writing this book. I hope to bring attention to what impact this design has on some very simple and common things that we see every day – lamp bases, picture frames, curtains, carpeting.
Now, I have to admit that some of the designs I want to “adjust”, but all in all, they are quite nice and have a good shape. Being surrounded with all these leaves reminds me of the variety of styles the acanthus leaf comes in. It makes me want to write another book after this. How can I fit it all into just one book??
Follow along as I write my first book.
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