stories, some that are still being formed, some that went over the transom in the last century
The "Brit a Day" series
What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.
Who doesn't love a man in a safety harness? James May mounts the Bridge of No Return on the 'Meccano' episode of his 'Toy Stories' series. My real-life husband and I watched it together last night. Bonding over basic engineering principles is always good.
[Lovely photo editing here, especially the bottom one as that jacket started off red!--Not mine, I don't know how to do that stuff!]
I'm looking forward to seeing Tom Hiddleston in 'Coriolanus' via some sort of digital presentation at UCLA next February. My daughter is living up there now, and it will be a joy to see it with her. But a wider set of bookings has recently been released, and now the a performance will be shown in one of my local theatres a few days later!
This is such a stretch for a connection to Britain, I can hardly believe I'm writing about it, but it's just the best thing.....This is a rendering done during the 18-month planning process that took place before the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh became the site a very large yarn bombing on Monday. Fan art? Heck yeah, for fans of bridges, community spirit, knitting, public art.....and I love this simple, expressive rendering. No wonder the knitters were able to sell the city on the idea. British? I don't know, I imagine Andy Warhol spent at least one night in London at some point.....
Checking in on Ben with this picture I found on tumblr long ago. What do you think--was it a friend at a party [or a stranger at a party] or a passing fan or a lurking professional who took this one? Was Mr. C okay with it or wanting someone to f-off? His face is so....unreadable.
Nerd HQ's Conversations for a Cause were soooo nicely filmed that I figure watching one on Youtube is almost better than being there [she says because she wasn't there]. Here's Tom Hiddleston's in it's entirety. It's over an hour, and I haven't finished watching it myself, but when I left off he was talking about his time in West Africa with Unicef.
I love this artist I just found on the Japanese artists' site pixiv, Shimizu. I love everything about their style right down to the patina on the sketchbook. You'll love it too, especially if you are a fan of Top Gear, Doctor Who, Sherlock...I saw at least one great sketch of Tom Hiddleston as well. Check it out--Shimizu's work can be found here--
More lovely pictures of Ian working on the set of 'Dress'. I can't wait to see this short film [how do you get to see short films?], and I am so excited by Ian's aspirations to be an independent film maker.