I love colour. In galleries and shops I always gravitate towards the turquoise choker, the neon pink chair, the Paul Smith stripes. Monochrome is chic, but it’s not me. My muse/imagination/the pixie in my head who makes up stories and says things like ‘ooh, shiny!’ loves colour, too. The main character in the novel I’m working on, well – let’s just say she has an affinity with pigment. It was Autumn when I started writing about her, a season full of leaves and sunsets and flu-fever hallucinations, and she’s been throwing rainbows at me ever since.
Here are some images that I’ve grouped on Pinterest as a kind of mood-board for my heroine and the world she creates. When I’m not writing I try to feed my eyes and ears instead – Flickr, Pinterest, 8tracks and Last.fm as a break from Twitter and Goodreads – and this seems to keep the aforementioned pixie happy and ready to whisper more words for me next time I pick up a pen. It’s a fair deal.
Irresistable highway – I found Gene Davis’s work via this blog
I have already swooned on Twitter about how much I love Tina Mammoser’s work. Click the image for her site.
Wouldn’t this print look great over my desk? Print from ineednicethings.com
And I could wear this locket from verabel when at my desk, sat beneath that print. Go Go Writing Accessories!
The only problem I can see with having a front door this cool would be people knocking on it all the time. I mean, I couldn’t just walk past it, could you? Thanks A Beautiful Mess for taking the photo.
One of the reasons I love my Diana camera is because of the unpredictable colours I get. Here’s a couple of my favourites
And finally, my absolute favourite – here’s an image from New York artist Holton Rower, via wtf.com. Follow that link for a video of him making this series, called ‘Pour’ – looks like the best fun ever.