A quick post.
Long ago, I watched and enjoyed the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's". I vaguely knew that it was based (very loosely) on a novella by Truman Capote. He is an author whom I knew practically nothing about, other than that I had it in my head that he was somewhat more of a celebrity than an author.
Last week when I trolled the meagre pickings on the English language shelves at our local library, I found this book which includes the novella, and three short stories.
How wrong I was about Truman Capote. According to the wikipedia article, at the age of 11, he committed himself to writing. And it shows. His stories are masterful. His observations of human nature shockingly true and compassionate. I would highly recommend this collection. (Kristin, thank you for asking for more recommendations!)
On the art front, over the past two weeks, my husband has been building a web-site for my paintings. It's been an interesting and sometimes grueling process as he's never really done anything like this before. His patience for non-sentient creatures (meaning the computer, not the paintings) is awe-inspiring.
Having taken photos of my latest series, I starkly realize that I've had the sea in my heart these past few months. It's been trickling into my thoughts and my painting and even my writing.
Where this is all quickly leading to, is that tomorrow I'm off to the North East coast of England for a week's holiday. I've chosen a place which I've never been to before - Robin Hood's Bay. It's a tiny, former fishing / smuggling village built into the rocks overlooking the sea.
The call of the sea has been strong lately. I don't quite know what that means, but I'm looking forward to a peaceful week alone with it. I plan to do lots of writing, walking, thinking, and drawing.
When I return, I will post some photos and perhaps some thoughts on what the sea has whispered to me.
Wishing a good week to everyone.