I finished Farthing by Jo Walton which left me with a stunned feeling. Like Dominion, Farthing is an alternate history with the premise that Britain negotiated a peace with Hitler.
The books are very different despite the similar premise. I actually like Farthing better, but I'm not quite ready to dive into Ha'Penny, described as a companion book to Farthing. I need to allow Farthing to settle a bit. Sometimes the abuse of power can be a bit too much, even in an alternate history.
Lots of reviews to write. Nothing new there.
I've been busy cleaning out the attic and trying to rescue my studio from absolute chaos. It is really difficult to do anything creative in the disaster that room has become. The attic opens from the studio and the area is very small, but I've used it to stash anything I didn't want to deal with at the moment. Trying to go through and empty as much as possible so I can fill it up again. Endless cycle.
Around Christmas I started making hearts stuffed with lavender and flaxseed, then added more before Valentine's Day. Because they are small and made with scraps of fabric and yarn, I've just continued making them in a kind of meditative way.
My clay figures, half a dozen or more, have been sitting around for months now, but when I finally get the studio back in some kind of order, I'll need to work on finishing them.
Ekaterina Panikanova makes collages using old books.
Bibliomaton (Jeffrey Maib) makes wonderful automata from books.
Check him out on Etsy.