...to the studio. The cat now has a new bed, which she seems to like. And I added another plant. H's jade. It's been with us for years. Unlike the cactus that we had to part with, the jade is very slow growing. H transplanted it a few days ago. It's now in a 10 gallon crock. It was heavy and awkward to move, but we managed to get it into the studio without injuring ourselves or the floor.
Speaking of changes, H went out to Rocky View a few days ago to retrieve my paintings. Sadly, they've closed their doors, at least temporarily. On the bright side, H came home with fewer paintings than expected. A number of them had sold. What a boost! These paintings are among my most recent watercolour landscapes and represent quite a shift in style, a shift that I'd been worrying about ever since we took the paintings out there. Perhaps now I can let some of that worry go and get back to the easel.
Out of the ever changing bookseller-distributor-publisher-customer relationship comes this noteworthy post from Biblioasis, a small literary press who puts out lovely books that have been receiving attention nationwide. The points he raises concern me. Here's what Zach Wells has to say about it. As you might recall, I had problems with my last order from Amazon. Living where I do, I rely heavily on online shopping. Since the enormous number of books being published in this country and elsewhere are conveniently listed in online catalogues, I can add the books I want to my shopping cart with a simple click. And I do. And I always order enough to qualify for free shipping. That's never a problem. Unfortunately, I've let that little shopping cart run over my common sense. For whatever reason, I expect the delivery to be just as quick and easy and I get frustrated when it isn't. I expect great savings. Really. It's time I rethink my expectations and the way I go about buying books.
October 25 - Today Biblioasis posted an interesting follow-up.