Wednesday, 7th April 2004
Next stop: the adjoining small town of Horbury, where this sycamore by the car park is just starting to burst into green.
The Spring-cleaning Bug
I've got loads to do on my new series of Sushi Sketchbooks, so what am I spending my time doing? Clearing my studio so thoroughly that it now looks more like a room set in Ikea than a place of work, doing my accounts, printing existing titles: it's good to start a new project with a clear, calm space but, if I don't get to the end of this obsession with putting my life in order soon, Sushi won't get launched for another month.
The bug paperweight, which has been guarding a pile of miscellaneous receipts for the past six months at last has a clear space on the desk to stand on. It's a migrant species, which touched down here after a transatlantic flight last summer: my thanks to my friend Carollee for sending him my way.
Carollee recalls this April encounter with a migrant moose on a Maine salt marsh:
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