Day 25 of #marchmeetthemaker is how it’s made. Following on from day 20 (design process - drawing, scanning, resizing and adding text) I print onto white hammered 300gsm card, add a white envelope and (currently) pop into a protective cello bag (soon to be paper bag). I then send in a card backed envelope that always has a little personalised note written on it too ✉️☺️ and that’s how it’s made! (10 year anniversary Tin Man card now available on @etsyuk & @thortful 🌪)
I don't have a heart, mind if I steal yours?
I actually had a lot of fun being the tin man. It was for a charity dinner for the Childrens Wish Foundation! All I had to do was talk to guests while in character, I would absolutely do this again.
I read #TinMan yesterday, having had it for a long time, for a buddy read. I proceeded to have a day where I avoided reading because I wasn't enjoying the book 🤦🏻♀️ Coming in at just under 200 pages though, it was a quick read!
I understand what this book is supposed to represent, my problem with it is that I've read it all before -in other books that made more of an emotional impact upon me. I read this book thinking about the Simon chapters of The Immortalists - and after I'd realised this I just couldn't forgive the plot of this book for not existing.
Books about grief and loss are very personal, and I can therefore understand that if this pared back, almost unemotive narrative is what packs that personal punch for you. It didn't for me, despite having loved one of the author's previous books.
Also, oddly enough, this is the second time this month I have read a book that very much hinged around the emotional reaction to Van Gogh's Sunflowers (the other being In the Full Light of the Sun) and I wont lie, but I just do not get it!