I’ve had the urge to communicate since my high school journalism class. Every day I run across wonderful stuff and I want to tell people about it. To the point of being a blabbermouth. Hey, check out this barn/motorcycle/red-shouldered hawk/beach…blah-blah-blah. To the point, where while I’m discovering something, I’m already thinking about communicating it.
Blogging is kinda perfect, a lot quicker than getting something into print. Right now I get something up at least once a day, it’s a necessary part of my day.
The biggest thing going on now, though, is my tiny homes book. I’ve been working 12-hour days maybe 3 times a week. Getting up early. I’m into it! I love the process, and the way this book is unfolding. New things are coming in almost daily. It’s wild. I’m putting it together 2 pages at a time, the parts are assembling and I’ve got over half the pages done and I’ll keep at it until we have a 224-page book.
It’s “organic” in the sense that it’s growing on its own. It fees like the same thing that was going on during production of Shelter in 1973. There’s a vortex , a cultural movement, in this case, of providing a roof overhead simply and cheaply, staying away from banks, using one’s own hands, simplifying life, at least for a while. Seeking independence. This morning, Louie, looking through the miniature printouts I brought along, said, “It’s gonna be like Shelter.” It’s going to resonate with a lot of people, especially women.
Only problem is it’s taking a long time. Communicating with all these homeowners and builders and getting pics that are hi-res enough. We’re aiming to have it out in winter 2011. It’s great for me to take a few days’ break and have fun with Louie.