Some time ago, I found this photo on the web and for the life of me, I can’t remember where, or who the woman is, or who took the photo, so if you happen to know, please tell me.
Her face was exactly the face I’ve been looking for, as was the attitude she has — a little defiant, a little more vulnerable than she’d like to admit. Eureka — here is image I carry in my mind of the central character for my new work-in-progress. The book is tentatively called The Grimoire, and is about a woman who travels into the Underworld (or at least a world a little to the left of the one in which she normally lives) in search of her brother, who is addicted to a drug called The Black Seraph. More than that I’m not ready to reveal, but if anyone knows where this photo came from (why, oh why, didn’t I make a note), I’d love to hear from you.
Does anyone else do this? Scan the web for inspiring images while they work? I do a lot of that sort of thing in various binders I have scattered about the room. However, I’ve just discovered Pinterest, and find it a great resource for creating collages to help me with ideas. Anyone else tried it out? You can find my page by clicking here. Let me know what you think, and let’s share some images.