Maggie and I made a ‘line’ book during our first year in Europe when we started this new life of ours, now in its third year. That book made it the whole 365 days and was a daily challenge and also fun. The concentration, the materials, the unexpected lines that appeared, all proved that the very simplest gesture – a line – could sustain our interest for a whole year.
The Horse She Came In On
Maggie found this old, beautifully formed and crafted horse, and simply fell for the ‘presence’ it emanated. The life it had lived for some child, or maybe a number of children down the years. She bought it so it could continue living.
Today is a special day for Maggie Barrett. The novel Maggie was writing during the time I made all these ‘Every day in the year’ photographs, was published just today, and I want to celebrate this with all of you, if I may. Not only have I lived through the journey of watching a novel be published, but I played a small part in its publishing in that Maggie chose one of my Elements photographs for the book jacket, and, with great pleasure, I made the Author’s photograph. And you have seen many Maggies during this year.
For those of you who may have followed Maggie’s Blog, http://www.feelingourwayaround.com you know how interesting a writer she is. But if you have not, then you may be curious to see for yourself what a provocative and witty writer she is. The book; “From Dusk to Dawn” by Maggie Barrett, is now available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble. Enjoy the trip.
Two Flames and Maggie and Two Trees
Maggie Said She Saw a Spirit in the Tree.
And I Saw The Living Spirit She really Is
Fresh Light on Old Stone and the Woman I Love