Friday, November 06, 2009

I have decided.....



to make a journal book on "WINTER" and all the things I love about this season. I then will also do the same for each upcoming season. I wish now I would have done one already for fall...and I may go back and start that as well along with this winter one...instead of waiting till next fall. OR make a second one next fall. I will see. I love the idea of putting photos or images or artwork of all the things I love down into journal form. This idea has opened up many other ideas for me as well. Here is a page I worked on the other night. I really like all the images and plan on infusing this page with the scent of Christmas tree.

I have always loved those LITTLE BIG BOOKS and IDEALS....and how they incorporate images and artwork and recipes or poetry based on different themes. So why not do something like this myself, but on a much more personalized scale? I am so excited about this idea.

I have also decided to make a PILLOW book. I have a lot of erotic poetry I have written...but then was torn what to do with it. I thought at one time about publishing a book of it...but was not sure I wanted to have my name tied to perhaps what some might consider "smut" though I do keep mine clean compared to other's standards. I also am now wishing to write in a more "romantic" way....

Anyway....I had heard about Pillow books in the past..where concubines in geisha houses and some aristocrats would keep note paper by their bedside and then write down all their secret sexual desires and fantasies and keep them in a journal under their pillow only to be shared with their lovers if even them. MAYBE this is what I am to do with all my writings. I have not put anything on my poetry site for so long. I had quite a following there when I did. I am being torn inside between whether I SHOULD or whether I should NOT write like that. SO I stopped writing it altogether. BUT maybe in a format like a PILLOW BOOK....that might be the direction for me to take with my poetry. I imagine that could then be marketed should I so desire. HUM....lots to ponder there...as I have done so now for a couple of years.

What have you worked on lately?

2 comments:

KathrynAntyr said...

Have you seen Artsy Mama's A Year of Color blog? You can find links on my blog to it. She posts seasonal images that will inspire your journals. What a unique idea to keep a pillow book. That is so very Japanese. I saw a movie that I think was called the pillow book. I remember it to be very intriguing and so culturally different than life here in the states.

Grammy said...

What a wonderful ideal. It will make each session even more wonderful. Did you know you could write under a fictitious name.
That way you can publish any thing. Do what your heart tells you.