Just a reminder – there are only 2 months to go until the deadline for submissions for the anthology project. If you have any ideas for art, poetry or prose, and would like to discuss them with me, please feel free to email me (see the Project Musings page).
And thanks to all those who have sent in submissions so far. Keep them coming…
At the October 2011 La Leche League Great Britain annual conference, I got the opportunity to meet lots of lovely mamas who were keen to help me out with the anthology project. The lovely Nik Harris even gave me a very special bar of chocolate, which alerted me to the wonderful work of a Polish artist called Stanislaw Wyspianski.
A Polish chocolate manufacturer had seen the obvious beauty in the painting titled ‘Motherhood’, and decided to put it onto the chocolate wrapper. They obviously have very good taste!
As for the chocolate, well, as much as I love to eat chocolate, I daren’t open the beautiful packet. It will sit on my desk and continue to tempt and inspire me in equal measures!
So far I’ve had a great response to my ‘Call for Submissions’ from mothers who want to contribute to the anthology project. But having thought that my own creativity knows no bounds (!) my eyes have been opened by the many suggestions for skilled craft and artwork I hadn’t considered.
So if there are any sculptors, lacemakers, weavers, spinners or potters out there who are interested in this project – I would love to hear from you!
So far, my advertising of the anthology project has been low-key, but since the lovely La Leche League ladies have started to spread the word, I’ve started to receive my first submissions.
The first poetic entry brought tears to my eyes (in a good way, you know!) and the images I have received have been both fascinating, and moving.
I’ve also had various emails from mothers sending me their encouragement.
Thank you to all who have contacted me so far, and I hope to receive more creative submissions.
Just as my ten-month-old son has begun to take his first baby steps, I too, am taking my first steps into the book world with our ‘Musings’ anthology project. After months of thinking, deliberating, doing sums and many, many conversations with my husband, my first project is about to begin (probably to the great relief of my husband who is no longer being bombarded with requests for feedback on my many ideas!).
I never consciously chose ‘The Adventure Journal’ as the template for my website – it was more to do with its ease of use than anything else – but it is an apt title for what I am setting out to do. I have a rough idea of the destination I’m heading for, but how I get there… well, I’ll keep you posted.
I look forward to receiving some thoughtful, beautiful contributions…