I’m back in London, and seem to have missed all the bad weather (which was the plan!)
There was nothing better than getting up at 6am, and heading to the beach to watch the sun rise, or watching the sun set in the evening!
My initial idea was to work on the sequel to ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual!’ but nothing was coming! As an ‘inspired’ writer, I never try to force it, so rather than beat myself up about it, I just decided to enjoy my time in the sun and top up my melanin as much as possible! I know that what I experienced on my trip is still sinking into my subconscious and will come out in future writing!
I decided to read both the Self-help books I’d written, as I hadn’t done so since writing them!
I could really see my ego in ‘How to Get the Ring On Your Finger’ so I’ve decided to re-write my ‘her story’ and explain the real reason why I never got married!
I drew new cover designs for the Revised paperback versions of both books, and started painting them with Acrylics. I decided to finish them here with oil paints, as the acrylic was drying too quickly which wasn’t giving me enough time to blend the skin tones!
The front cover design for ‘How to Get the Ring On…’ was inspired by something one of the brothers said at the first Book Launch; “The ring is the smallest handcuff ever created by the white man”. At the launch we had a good discussion about whether the ‘white wedding’ was something we should aspire to as Nubian people. This has also influenced my re-writing of the book. I’m not against marriage, and probably WILL marry at some point, but it won’t be a traditional white wedding!
My sister Jacqui came to Ghana for 10 days the week before I left, which was nice! We visited Cape Coast Castle, and stayed in some really nice hotels! Up to that point, I’d gotten used to washing with luke warm/cold water, and the ‘lights out’ situation, which could last up to 12 hours; I didn’t realize there were parts of Ghana that didn’t experience ‘lights out’, and that had constant hot running water!
One thing I realized while in Ghana is that I don’t have to be in the Motherland to tap into my Source, or to ‘channel’ messages from my ancestors. I did more of that right here in England. I’ve come to the conclusion that I AM THE SOURCE, and no matter where I am in the world, I can tap into it.
I’m glad I didn’t write the sequel, as I got a nasty virus on my computer from using my USB stick in an internet cafe. I lost a lot of the work I did revising my novel, and had to spend all this week re-writing it!
The REVISED Edition of ‘Single, Spiritual…AND Sexual?’ is now available to download as a PDF for only £1.99 from www.singlespiritualandsexual.com – have a read and let me know what you think!
I’m aiming to finish revising ‘How to Get the Ring On..’ and to finish both paintings by the end of this month – and to get the paperbacks ready for my USA tour!
Wish me luck!
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2 thoughts on “I’m back!”
Welcome back, yep it all sunny in london, it was not such a bad winter…I like the ‘two hands’ and the colours used to achieve it, but may I say that doing a full image of a man and a woman with these hands on them would be so affective…anyways welcome and pray that all is well with you…
Hi Chye, thank you for the welcome back! Why do you feel that the whole image would be more effective than just the hands? (seeing as the book is about getting the ring on your finger?) 🙂