Just last night I added these fourteen books to my shop. I can't believe how busy I've been for the past few weeks, but boy does being busy result in getting things done! My hands now refuse to work on anything book related, but in addition to these stacks of finished books there are stacks of half-finished ones I hope to finish by the end of the month. I'm really happy with how these books turned out and I'm so glad I finally got around to ordering more reindeer leather to use on these leather spined books.
This month is a very literary month - book fairs and poetry readings, lots of traveling, too. V and I also wrote a huge lot of poems for the shore route around lake Jyväsjärvi and this is their first month on display. An interesting project with a tight schedule - so strange to write for a completely different audience than I usually write for! On the shore route our poems are met by joggers, who may or may not have a soft spot for poetry, whereas poetry books are things you generally have to intentionally look for, so we wanted to write something fairly easy to approach and suitable for all seasons, since the poems will be up until next autumn or so. There was a story about us on the local paper, click here if you're interested (and know Finnish). I'm usually such a slow, slow writer I'm still baffled about how I put this together in two weeks. Maybe this experience will speed up my usual poetry writing process, once I finally can set time aside for it.