Art Writing

Not doing nothing

So, I have been absent again. I really did mean to be more consistent, but then the world fell to pieces around me. I responded by doing what I always do, and withdrew. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that was exactly what I was supposed to do. This physical isolation thing suits me. In fact, I find the longer I’m alone the more I like it.

While that is generally true, it is not entirely truthful, because I miss the family and friends with whom I am closest. Those very special people in my life for whom I would give the world. Thank you for being there. I love you.

While I’ve been hunkered down, I’ve actually been busy…writing, reading, painting, gardening etc. For instance, I’ve been setting up a new website for my artwork. It is almost ready to go. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s up.

I’ve also, after many years of feeling hard done by because the Photoshop program from my old computer did not come across to this one, given in and now am now paying the fortnightly subscription. I resent it. I can’t really afford it but there you go, I’ve done it anyway. I am in the process of finding my way around the program again. I used to be pretty good at it almost 20 years ago. I have to say, it is a little more complicated now than then, but I”m getting there.

Why, do I hear you ask, would you do that?

Because, my friends, I’ve decided that I am going to design my own book covers. In fact, I’ve 5 underway/almost completed. It is great fun and I get lost down that particular rabbit hole for hours and hours. I have shown a few people and had some good and helpful feedback. Thank you to those involved, I truly appreciate.

The covers were actually for the books of my alter-ego Percy Rose, who will be sharing their progress in the next post. It’s all excitement in that sphere.

This is enough for today. Percy will write the next post. Yes, soon.

If you’re a writer I hope you have been able to get some writing done, if not, that’s okay too. We all react differently to the craziness around us. Hang in there. We can do this. Reach out for help if you need it, stop being so stubborn. You are loved. Your friends and family want to help. Bless you.

If you’re also not doing nothing let me know what you are doing.

And ciao for now, Rosa.

P.S. Google Derek Murphy he is a writer and writing coach, especially if you are looking to self-publish. He seems to know his stuff and offers many free books (the only kind I can afford) on the subject.

P.P.S. I decided I hated the busyness of my site and have pared it back and changed colours. Do you like?