The working days have been long, both with the clients and without them. We have been busy after the groups so that my new colleague is confident enough to carry on with all, yes all, our groups and individual clients while we are in Hong Kong.
I have negelcted my bike, it is wrapped up in the courtyard behind the house. As it is snowy and rainy, and as I have been travelling, for want seems like months now, between work and the book designer's and to other appointments and home, it has been easier, and warmer, on the tram.
Now it is all over
The preparation for Hong Kong is all over, thats all!
Well just about all over. I have four more days at work and a trip to the dentist and the hairdresser to fit in before I jump on the plane, but the writing and the correcting and the searching for an extra page or an extra photo is all finished. The poster and the book have taken up every spare hour since my summer holiday!
Am I really an author as well as an artist?
I took delivery, when I got back from work yesterday evening, of my first publication. I am just off to the post to sent the first copy to my Dad who has sponsored the production! Thanks to him and my co-designer Uli there is a pile of boxes occupying my sofa containing hundreds of little books. It is quite amazing really to think that they are mine.
There is a whole bunch of people who have also contributed to this production, but most important of course are my clients who are the ones who give me something to write about!
It was actually a bit of an anti-climax when I go the book. The same kind of feeling when an exhibition of paintings has been hung. I have found the excitement with my book just the same as with painting, it comes with the doing. Perhaps the excitement will return when I press the first copy into someone's hands.
Now I have three boxes of small booklets on the sofa awaiting distribution!
So it is not all over at all
It is only just beginning. I have to start distributing and my co-designer made it clear last night that she will be waiting eagerly for the material to go into Book Two after christmas.
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