Newcastle Keep/Black Gate
After a year or so on hold, the "Sanctuary" exhibition will be on at Newcastle Keep, Tyneside. I have been working on it for the past five years, and most of the work is already done. With additional funding, there will be new features for the Keep itself, and I will be also working on new things as well as creating music for the venture. A date has not been set yet, but I will keep posting updates on a newly-created page which I will be working on soon, and this will feature work I have already done, works in progress and blog-style updates. I have a lot of work still to do as this is my biggest exhibition since the Great North Museum Hancock in 2005, with many artistic disciplines such as art, design, textiles, music and sculpture. I hope to have the new page up and running within the next couple of weeks.
(Updated 22nd April)
Book Revisions and the Discontinuation of Some Titles
I have decided to retire The Old Grimalkin Book of Hours, Abrach Moonpaw's Strange and Unusual Creatures and the Grimalkin Almanac in Four Parts. This is because I wish to revise these books in the future and give them the attention they deserve. I want to consolidate all of the seasonal almanacs into one large annual Almanac with more information and illustrations. The same goes with the Book of Hours. I do not want to publish for publishing sake and would rather retire a book and revise it than to keep it in circulation and be unsatisfied with it. I feel as though I have much more to add to these books now and will do so now most of the Sanctuary exhibition is either done or in the process of being done. I don't want to take on too much as I am not in the best of health and cannot do as much as I used to. But I would still like to produce work I am satisfied with. I still have the fourth installment of the Fire Cat stories to complete, and an Encyclopaedia, which I enjoy working on, and I don't want my writing to become a chore or something I feel I have to do. I want to feel the joy of writing again, something I haven't felt in a long time. I hope you all understand my reasons for withdrawing some publications and the need to rework them.
(Updated 22nd April 2022)