I have three main areas to focus on for my work now:
- explore some more book structures and, from my samples, select ones suitable for interpreting the poem
- decide on the content of each girl's book
- devise a method of linking the books that contributes to the theme
I've come up with three main ideas, which I've scribbled down in my notebook:
|4.11. idea 1|
|4.11. idea 2|
|4.11. idea 3|
Sorry about the untidy and scrappy writing and sketches! At the moment I'm liking idea 2 best, I see the net as being suspended with each book clipped on so that it can be removed to read. The first two lines, "maggy and milly and molly and may went down to the beach (to play one day)" and "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea" would each be written on a piece of paper inside a bottle, while each girl's book would contain her part of the poem along with stitching inspired by it. I like the idea of shaped books, possibly concertina style like the little rows of paper dolls that little girls used to play with.
|4.11. concertina stars|
I feel happy and excited that I can see my way forward and know what I need to do next, yet have enough leeway to change my route if the work brings new ideas.