Monday, 18 January 2010

TAKING A BREAK ...


OK I admit it ... having written my killer novel, editing the damn thing is no FUN at all! The trouble is that is has to be done before I risk showing it to an agent. Discovering all the infelicitous prose I've churned out, and all the things which need fixing in each chapter is a dispiriting process. I make myself edit a chapter every day, but after it's done I reward myself with something more enjoyable! Once this reward would of course have been chocolate or biscuits, but since I've been on a diet for the past three months, (22 pounds gone and counting) I turned instead to what my dearest one calls "playing".

I've always loved making ATCs, and in fact at one time turned out far too many, but hadn't done one in ages, so decided it was time! I also used to do a lot of challenges so again I leafed through the challenge sites for inspiration, and that's where I found the Crazy Amigo theme of "Postcards" which instantly pressed my creative buttons.

Last week I was reading Anita Shreve's "Resistance" so think there was a strong influence of that here ... looks a bit like wartime documents don't you think? Well that's sort of the effect I was after! Cannot be bothered to list all the ingredients for you, but Artchix collage sheets featured quite a bit. I already have a home in mind for the gold/brown one, but if you think the blue one might have your name on it I'm up for a swap!!

5 comments:

Tess said...

Rosie, Your ATC's are georgeous. I'm afraid mine pale in comparison. But then I'm sure you've been making them a lot longer than I have as I just found ATC's a few years ago. I've yet to do a challenge. I think yours here look like a mini passport. One could imagine a wonderful story of travels beyond while looking at them.

Julia Dunnit said...

Ooh they're wonderful Rosie, can totally see why you reward yourself with time to make those. I think the effect you had in mind is beautifully evident. And I'm seeing in colour today!

Lorraine said...

good luck with your novel..well done for losing all the weight and I love your vintage ATCs

Lynn said...

Woo hoooo that is a lot of weight you have lost Rosie, I bet Linda won't recognize you when she comes to visit :)
Love your ATC's , you always do a wonderful job of them.

Linda said...

Oh its good to see your ATCs again Rosie...looking as fab as ever!

Talking of which, I bet you look rather gorgeous too!!!
Well done my friend. X