I'm feeling happy today because THE BOOK IS FINISHED! It's been a huge project, and apart from the slight meltdown in August (we won't talk about that) I've really enjoyed it. The best bit has been making contact with all these wonderfully inspiring light makers from all over the world, some in person, some on line and hearing their stories and learning how they found themselves making lights. Some people are really new to it and some are very well established in their field but they are all doing amazing work.
Thanks everyone for being so supportive with this. I have needed the little nuggets of support that you have given me. I feel very lucky to know such lovely people!
As my editor says 'don't think it will be last you'll see of it!' It will come back for edits and re-writes, but for now I am celebrating because the bones of it are down, the images are collected and it is out of my hands for a while. Just got to get the GNCCF done and then I'm going on a relaxing break with my lovely friend Rachel Hazell up to the Isle of Skye to chill out, have fun and look at pretty mountains and lochs and stuff! Ahhhhhhh recuperate before the crazy Christmas rush ( I said that quietly).
On the way to the post office yesterday there was the best rainbow I have ever seen. Vibrant and unbroken and arcing right over Hebden, making it look like toy town. I was in a jubilant mood and will always be a happy association with finishing the book. I didn't take this photo(Andrew Back did). I didn't have may camera (the one time) but it was awesome and I'm glad somebody captured it.