5 July 2006

life1 time machines


I had been in the middle of one thing but a combination of not knowing where that thing was going and a gust of impetus for another thing decided me to jump ship, leaving me with nothing to post and a sixth of July gone postless. Accordingly I quickly scribbled this...

17 comments:

Molly Bloom said...

You like Tove J. Have you read 'Who will comfort Toffle?' Oh...how lovely is it?

I love that 'Sing' post...now you've done it again. I AM the blub queen. Great pictures. Lovely.

I broke my Moomin mug and I am so unhappy. I have been using it as a pen holder at work...but it is not the same without its handle. Sigh.

Dem said...

Thanks Molly. I love Tove J but I haven't got Who Will Comfort Toffle yet. Have you read The Summer Book? I was really chuffed to discover, just the other day, that drawn & quarterly are publishing translations of her Moomin comic strips this autumn. One of our Moomin cups - Thimgummy and Bob - lost it's handle so Snork Maiden is sitting in it now. I'm a bit of a blubber king too I'm afraid but I suppose it was inevitable with tonight's Dr Who, even though I was expecting her to die. Hey ho!

Molly Bloom said...

That comic strip of the Moomins is really lovely. I put up a link to you as I shall come back to look at your drawings. I think they are lovely. Have you been published? You should be...

I'm going to send this site to my sister because she will probably cry when she sees it as well. I really, really like that little person sitting in the chair near the bottom with the feet turned inwards.

Molly Bloom said...

I see that he is the man from the Chapter 1 and 2, which I have just read. I like it when he holds up the envelope. That bit is great. Never listen to the critics. They stink. I was silly and gave up after the first rejection. The publisher wanted me to write a book for kids but...I dunno. Oh well...sigh. Sigh kind of noises. I just like the freedom now...of doing my own thing...for myself. After being really ill...it doesn't matter so much to me anymore.

Just carry on doing what you are doing. I see your Lulu book. I have just got some stuff from Lulu. They are great. I like your drawings v.much.

Molly Bloom said...

Sorry...tis me again...I just read your first post...sounds very similar to me...

Molly Bloom said...

Cor! Back again. I've had a lovely time looking thru the old stuff. I liked 'She's old school' - something very poignant about it. I want it. Give it to me.

Molly Bloom said...

But now I've seen 'Wordless Thanks' - I can't look at any more. I think I might print that out if I may and stick it on my wall at work. Do you mind? I need a tissuexx

Dem said...

Blimey - I had to go back and read things to work out what you were referring to. The last question is the easiest to answer - the original "she's old school" painting was given to the person it referred to so I'm sorry but you can't have it. You can always print a copy off...

I haven't really been published - one short story in a magazine, few illustrations in another magazine, the treadmill in a council art gallery and that's it. Thanks for the endorsement though - I've had a bad few days and it means a lot.

It took me a while to work out who the person sitting with feet turned inwards was. Yes he's the bloke from chapters one and two. All the stuff about critics isn't personal to me - it's about the character in the story who is only very loosely linked to me. It will all become clearer as the story unfolds although the story has kinda stalled for two years because I got stuck and have found it difficult to go back, even though the whole story already exists in prose and it's just a case of converting it all. Anyway... But coincidentally, I'm not great with criticism and am easily put off and discouraged by rejection. Surely your giving up after the first rejection doesn't have to be the end of the story, surely you can choose to ungive up at some point and try again?

I really must write chapters three through to the end! Anyway, I really appreciate your comments and I'll keep checking out Mr Bloom's. Thanks for stopping by, well met etc...

Dem said...

Oops - didn't see that other comment - of course I don't mind you printing anything off, please help yourself.

Molly Bloom said...

Please don't stop going with the Chapters. I love them. I'm actually a bit worried that someone will steal these lovely pieces.

Dem said...

Don't worry - I will continue with it but it's just not a good idea to hold your breath. And don't worry about people stealing stuff - I don't get enough traffic to worry about that!

Molly Bloom said...

Oooh...just ordered your book. Looking forward to itxx

Dem said...

Thanks! You do realise it's a children's book though? Happy reading!

Molly Bloom said...

Yes...I love books like this. I have a lot of children's books. And I got John Cale to sign my copy of Miffy. Wahey!

Dem said...

Speaking of miffy...

(BTW I'm nowhere near as good as Miffy - or John Cale)

Molly Bloom said...

You are. So there. *pulls 'so there' type face*

I have done a little doodle to put on my blog tomorrow. I have to scan it in at work...so not sure how it will come out. Tis a bit twee...but you are on it! Hee hee. Wonder if it will work.

Seriously though...you have real talent. I spent ages on here earlier. Oodles of time. Great fun.

Dem said...

Thanks Molly - I look forward to seeing that doodle!