ART 53, day 28

This Is Fifty-Three, day 28 After a very productive day yesterday, I spent today going through all the sections of the book, making small adjustments here and there, swapping out photos, and even taking out a couple of inadvertent duplicates (the poem ‘Sinistrata’ appeared in two sections, for example). One small frustration I had was that [...]

ART 53, day 27

This Is Fifty-Three, day 27 Today it was Delicates. Compared to the previous sections, this one was much more straightforward, with a uniform photo size, and no poems requiring both pages of the spread. Naturally, I may change some of my photo choices (and there will also be editing), but the basic form is in place. [...]

ART 53, day 26

This Is Fifty-Three, day 26 Minor adjustments yesterday—matched images to the handful of poems that did not yet have any, deleted a couple of poems I changed my mind about, and shuffled around the order a bit. That last task is a bit tricky with a visually oriented poetry collection. Normally, I would change the [...]

ART 53, day 25

This Is Fifty-Three, day 25 Thanks to a lull in the action, I was able to work a bit on the book yesterday. It had been long enough that I sort of lost track of where I was, but the main task was to update some of what I had already worked on, incorporating some [...]

ART 53, day 24

This Is Fifty-Three, day 24 Worked on preliminary layouts for Secrets today. I’ve been bad about tracking actual hours, but I can say that today I worked through Silver Streak, Between the Lines, and Ghostbusters (which should be just about finished by the time I have posted this). As expected, this was much simpler than [...]

ART 53, days 22 & 23

This Is Fifty-Three, days 22 & 23 I finished the preliminary layout for the Oddities section today. As the screenshots below demonstrate, I did not necessarily give every spread the wacky treatment. In part, that was to let the poems speak for themselves, but it was also to let the material dictate the treatment of [...]

ART 53, day 21

This Is Fifty-Three, day 21 A little bit of progress today, after skipping yesterday in favor of writing… I did skip around a bit, as well as deleting a few poems to make way for newer ones that I like better (so far). One thing that is now on my mind is that this section [...]

ART 53, day 19

This Is Fifty-Three, day 19 With yesterday being Sneezefest here in Kevinland, I did not even attempt to work on anything. I generated so much laundry from all the sneezing that it’s almost embarrassing. That led to some major vacuuming today—I’m talking about taking out area rugs, moving furniture, all that. Among other things, I [...]

ART 53, day 18

This Is Fifty-Three, day 18 I feel like I lost a bit of momentum today, even though I worked most of the afternoon and made some progress. I think the problem I’m running into is that I want this section to be adventurous, and even ‘weird’, but not for the sake of weirdness alone. In [...]