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I usually dump those ideas you get in a dream

#Letter365 No210 goes in the box
No210 goes in the box

I think I have talked about this before: I have learned to not fret over ideas that come to me at night when I am in bed, falling asleep or in a dream or when I half wake. I have wasted hours trying to capture the chimera that is this or that perfect composition or even just try to remember it! Unless it is still burning bright when I wake I just forget it. This morning the night’s inspiration was still burning bright and I merged it with some other things I have bubbling away and am very happy with how this piece turned out. I may do some more work in this vein.

No56 gets an evening slot!

#Letter365 No56 gets posted after dark
No56 gets posted after dark

I was trying to concentrate on preparations for Dorset Art Weeks today and getting frustrated by the changing light for photographing largely white pieces. So I didn’t attempt to do #Letter365 until after dinner. This is another one that I nearly kept – I think it would be good fodder for Dorset Art Weeks – but I had a plan and I’m sticking to it.

You can see I have left a piece of the border of the stamp page attached to the stamp. As a child I used to love seeing registration and other printers’ marks and can remember my father explaining how they were used in printing. Still like them now especially dotty colour ones.