Almost on the day that The Lost Words was launched, the most extraordinary project took seed.
Not an easy task. But she has created a page to raise the money. To try to help with this I have painted, on one of the pieces of paper left over from the letterpress for Compton Verney exhib, a lark. Everyone who donates to the project will get an entry into a competition to win this piece of work.
Why the lark? Well, when I had finished the book I walked to the hill top and sat. Finishing a piece of work is always difficult. It left me ragged and tattered and I sat on the top of the hill and wept. And as I did a lark rose up, up, up and its song came to my ears and lifted my heart and my head as I sought the shape of that tiny bird, so fragile in the world with a song that filled the sky. A song of hope.
I first came into contact with books in any number in my school library. Books in schools can change lives. And so I will give this project all the support that I can.
You can find Jane’s project here. Crazy idea. Imagine taking delivery of so many books if this works and then having to deliver them the length and breadth of Scotland. If she achieves her target then I am determined to deliver a few myself.
I wonder, can we make it happen?