What is a Folly?
I encountered the word “folly” for the first time in the book 101 Dalmations. The big creepy mansion has a wall around it, and attached to the wall, jutting out from it, is a five story stone tower. A winding stair spirals upward through rooms full of broken furniture. The De Ville who bought the old farmhouse was planning to tear it down and build a castle, and he’d started with the wall and folly. At the end of the story, the Dearly’s buy the place, and I can imagine they fixed up the folly as well. I wanted to have that kind of getaway, a tower with windows looking out, a defendable sanctuary of creativity.
I plan on gathering creativity of many kinds. I will show off projects of many kinds from many kinds of people. I will review books, articles and other resources for being creative for fun and for pay.
My blog is Jane’s Folly. I’d appreciate advice and suggestions!