Saturday, 2 May 2015

If My Novel was a Picture Book... might look something like this (there's a lot of pics, so I hope you'll stick with me!):

Impractical Purpose = pretty scrapbook pages to flip through at will. 'Nuff said.

Practical Purpose = visual aid for editing/redrafting my novel; perched on a book-stand on my desk.


Scrapbook = SMASH book
Pros: yummy papers not seen anywhere else; an individual, quirky feel.
Cons: spiral binding too narrow, causing the pages to bulge when layered/matted upon; in my Smash, not many of the original yummy papers remain...oops! This is because my papercrafting technique has improved and expanded, leading me to tear out my early, amateurish layouts...and start again!

Papers, stamps and embellishments = too various and bought-long-ago to mention! My favourite craft shopping sites are the Glitter Pot and Kaisercraft at Merly Impressions, plus specific searches on eBay (time-consuming but worth it for one-of-a-kind finds, particularly with stamps).

Photographs = from Pinterest and the occasional magazine. I don't know the names of the original photographers, but would be glad to credit them.

Illustrations = most are from Inslee Haynes (if my dream came true, she would design my novel's cover!). Others are by Robert Best, Megan Hess, Katie Rodgers, Thomas Saliot, Clifford Faust, and a couple of others whose names I don't know...but would be glad to credit them.

~ ttfn ~