A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
On Saturday I spent about three hours in Florence, Colorado. It was raining most of the day so rummaging through the twenty antique/junk shops in Florence sounded like a good way to spend the morning. I don’t have a lot of money to spend but since I’m usually looking for paper for collage or inspiration I can often find something under $10. The two illustrations posted are just part of a 11 x17 folded children’s book that was published in a November 1912 woman’s magazine. I couldn’t wait until Thanksgiving to post it. I love the “its” that look like frogs that are carrying in the food and wearing chef hats. A very unique turn of the century illustration for $2.50. There are so many stories in antique shops, histories and lives lived.
Today, inspired by Bonni Goldberg’s Room to Write “describe your basement” using all of your senses. What could be discovered about you by the contents of your attic or basement, how could you use those items as inspiration for a story or a character?Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
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