Seeing old farmhouses inspires me to write. So enthralled by the pioneers who tamed the land. There is something so pure about farming. It is hard work and honorable.
Old Farm House in the Catskills - by Arthur Parton
Anyone ready for a summer garden party?
This was an elite garden party is Summerville, South Carolina. C:1890-1900
A little research for a series that I will finish in a year or two.
So many books in my head. :) The research makes me happy.
Albert Sands Southworth (1811–1894) Josiah Hawes (1808–1901) [Two women posed with a chair], ca. 1850. Daguerreotype, whole plate.
The best research while in the midst of writing is a diary or a snapshot that captures the exact time with which you are trying to tell a story. Details like lace collars and padding to make the dresses flare out at the hips are fun little additions. How many petticoats does it take?
James Jacques Joseph Tissot (1836-1902)
Tissot is becoming a favorite artist for me. His meticulous details are stunning and the sense of humor in his art shine through.
Summers Day - Robert Walker Macbeth (Circa : 1899)
I love this painting. Her blue dress is a happy thought. Such a great visual with the water wheel in the background and the lazy afternoon feel.
Charles Euphrasia Kuwasseg Jr. Circa 1878
An Alpine village-
This is the type of place I want to go. Perhaps if I was in a fanciful mood I would think that Tolkien’s elves lived here.