I wonder whether our books were as excited as we were about their meeting .... Certainly the two completed books came together very happily for their photo shoot. In fact these two books were far easier to photograph together than the last two.
It was a thrill to see Fiona's book. I love the simplicity and strength of it. I loved that she stayed with the dark, made it darker, enjoyed the dark. Both of us have found this collaborative book a struggle. Maybe it was due the the circumstances we have been going through in the last couple of months or maybe, we decided, that we didn't actually work into each other's book and then have 'our' book back to complete. Although we did supply each other with the materials, there was no other guidance or input and this made a difference. Wading through treacle in gumboots is how Fiona described the process in her blog.
Truth is, both books show nothing of the thought struggles and laboured creation. They are both simple and not overworked. We will both be showcasing our own books in another post, but here are a few photographs of the two books together.