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Friday, April 10, 2015

Inspired by Miss Pickerel

Thanks to Ellen MacGregor, I spent many hours with Miss Pickerel when I was a child. Miss Pickerel and I went to Mars and the Moon, to name just two of our destinations.





I didn't set out to travel to outer space today, I wanted to create a scene around Megan Hornbecker's Cubed Art Sculpture that I purchased from her Shapeways store. The Cubed Art Sculpture is very futuristic.



As I was building my scene, Miss Pickerel came to visit. She asked "why not set your scene on the moon, after all, I traveled there, and you are using my living room." She was right, I wanted to contrast the Cubed Art Sculpture with something very different, and I had borrowed Miss Pickerel's (and Miss Marple's) interior decor, right down to the lived-in armchair and the suit of armor.





Writers often write about how their characters actual write their story. I have had more than one author tell me that they are often surprised where the characters lead them. That experience happened to me today. I started to create a futuristic interior around Megan's Cubed Art Sculpture, and I ended up in space, in Miss Pickerel's living room, with her cats......






Wishing you only good things,
Neen

8 comments:

  1. I have not heard of the Miss Pickerell stories but I certainly like the view from her living room. The cubed sculpture looks great with that background.

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    1. Thank you Sharee! I hadn't thought of Miss Pickerel in years. I think she has been rediscovered because a few of her books have been re-issued as ebooks. By the way, you did get your first choice book in my giveaway. Thanks again for your supportive comments.

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  2. Well done, Neen. Love the contrast of old and new!

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    1. Thanks Casey, I always appreciate your comments and I absolutely love your blog!!!

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  3. I know why the chair is so lived in. That is quite a cozy corner with tea and a view of the moon!

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    1. gm, I agree! I think Eliza Doolittle said it best:
      "All I want is a room somewhere. Far away from the cold night air. With one enormous chair....."

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  4. Hi Neen! The stark contrast of the view and the nostalgic and vintage interior mixed with the modern thrown in for added interest, is Totally Intriguing and I love the results! I also like the idea of your using a beloved book as the basis of your work; that makes it even Better!!! :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth, I so appreciate your artist's eye!

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