Q. How is it possible to read three different novels in one day?
A. Audio books.
I listened to the most excellent Margaret Atwood novel, The Robber Bride this morning while stitching. At my studio in the afternoon I listened to Running With Scissors, an autobiographical thing by Augusten Burroughs. Earlier in the morning I completed my usual two chapters of the latest Giller Prize winner, Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay. Elizabeth Hay writes like how I want to make art. She has such an easy style yet there's a haunting depth that lasts all day. I'm on the last chapter of all three of these.
Pictured is the felted result of my wool embroidery pinned to my studio wall as I try to make the central area square by using heat, moisture and stretching.