Friday, August 13, 2010

Fabbo Friday and Inspiration Boards and Daisy Lane






















Hello,
I'm just about to start my new book which is a Young Adult. I always like to assemble a mood board filled with inspiring images when I begin a new book. The images of course aren't meant to be taken literally but rather suggest a palette of colours and energy I'm trying to create.
I can't tell you what the book is about for obvious reasons. I can tell you what it's not about.
There are no vampires.
It is not a dark, psychological brooding mystery with a murder or suicide at the base.
It contains no wizard or witchy schools.
It is not a historical novel.
The idea for this one has been simmering away for about a year as I worked on Poets Cottage. It's always a very exciting time when I start a new book. It really is a lot like giving birth. I like to create circumstances around me to help the book emerge as smoothly as possible. We are coming into a waxing moon at the moment which is very good for starting new ventures.
For the next week or so, I'll take a break from the Blog to get my word count up as high as I can whilst the Scribe is away swimming with sharks.
And for my Fabbo Blog post this week it does not get any fabbier than Allison from Lark. Regular readers will know how much I love her online store and Blog. She has recently begun a new line called Daisy Lane. (How totally perfect!) Her Blog post here explains all her detective work in beginning Daisy Lane. Allison is a woman of vision and I'm so happy that people like her are out there changing the shape of business and how we shop.
And signing off with another man I'm always glad is a part of this amazing planet at this time: Mr Johnny Depp
May this be a time of luminous new beginnings for you wherever you are in the world. xx
All Daisy Lane images via Lark
Johnny Depp images via Depp Impact
mood board images via Google Images

16 comments:

  1. Oh I do love Captain Jack!! Although I'm a bit embarassed to admit I was even more taken with the other very bad pirate captains:)
    The Daisy Lane range is beautiful. I love it all!!
    I hope you have a fabulous weekend too! xo

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  2. What other pirates? I only had eyes for CJ! Have a lovely weekend, Nerines. xx

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  3. Good luck with the writing. And thanks for the tip re Wallpaper I have been naughty and already ordered it from the most expensive person on the planet but I will give WPaper Direct a go next time. It is funny how some things cost a fortune to ship and yet others are free!!

    The Daisy Lane images remind me a lot of Holly Hobbie, remember how huge she was in the 1970's?

    Have a lovely break. xoxo

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  4. THE DAISY LANE RANGE... CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!
    WISHING YOU LOTS OF FUN WRITING YOUR NEW BOOK!
    ... I THINK. NO! I KNOW THAT ITS GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE... AFTER BROWSING YOUR INSPIRATION BOARD!
    HUGS,

    DEBBIE MOSS

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  5. hmmm, judging by your mood board, i'm guessing a french theme/setting for your new novel, maybe south of france ..? bardot, vanessa, mimes, fishing villages and gypsy caravans - nice. those lark images really take me back! i used to draw that style of girl endlessly when i was about 12, and i remember the diarys, notepaper and cards decorated with these types of images.
    by the way, try and get daisy to see toy story 3! it's not very girly, but barbie is great fun. the girliest thing in it is ken! but there is a little girl as one of the main human characters.
    have a lovely weekend, and may the muse be with you over the coming weeks. jx

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  6. Get the blinkers off and look around you and you will see a host of pirates waiting to swing down and rescue you

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  7. Good luck with your new book, it sounds very intriguing. Yes, and CJ is rather lovely, I do agree. Have a great weekend.
    Jo xx

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  8. Have a link on my blog to yours today hope that is ok.

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  9. Ah I wish I had more discipline to write...astrologer said I would in my 50s and get published...we'll see! Will keep trying anyway...xxx

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  10. Enjoy your writing week! All those themes that your new book are not are overdone anyhow, so you're starting well.

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  11. The top right photo in your board is just magic...! Thanks for visiting :)

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  13. Thanks for the shout-out and good luck with your book! Allison x

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  14. Wow, that's great! Can't wait to hear more bout your new book! The pics, especially the gypsy caravan reminded me of the imaginarium of dr parnussus! And bravo for not having any vampires in your plot:P

    Good luck my dear!

    xx

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  15. Congratulations on the starting of your new book- how exciting and how inspiring! I am still working on my one book :) Can't wait to read more about it. Hope you're enjoying your summer xxxx

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  16. Why did you not like what the reading said? Interesting that India seems to be the source from where all this fortune telling comes from...Thanks so much for your comment - I think you are right...xxx

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