Still on the subject of pacing, I’m conscious that the end of January is fast approaching – outpacing me, as it were – and I realise that the plan will have to undergo some modification. Originally, I intended to make a sketchbook for each month, with some seasonally appropriate theme; but there is no way I will finish the remaining square samples, two book covers and bind/label/decorate both books in four days.
So I’ve decided to extend the ‘tracks’ theme until – whenever. Until it’s finished. Traditionally, Imbolc (1st February) sees the start of Spring, but after our extremely cold winter, there is no sign yet of snowdrops or any other kind of spring growth. Spring seems as if it’s in no hurry, and there’s probably a good lesson there. I will take my time too, because sometimes time, plans and seasons don’t fit neatly into boxes.