Showing posts with label personality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personality. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mrs Egeland Is Inspired

But unfortunately not to write a blog post.

9960_women-fantasy-art-elves-artwork-sakimichan-1920x1080-wallpaper_2560x1600You see I am a writer, an unpublished author and my novel is waiting to be published via Amazon e-books. You can read the “blurb” on the “Mrs Egeland’s Other Projects” page which you will find on the right.

I am so devoted to my characters that I had decided that I would write at least two more novels, one about the characters parents and another about the characters 1o years on. Except that getting my novel published has taken such a lot out of me, with drafts and the simple pressures of getting things done, that there has been no time or basically any inspiration to write.

I think as well that by deciding to write two more novels about the same set of people, or at least the same setting has stifled my inspiration.

Not so long ago I met a young woman, a sprite of creative spark, she’s a graphic artist who writes her own graphic novels. She’s young and full of vigour, she has her own style and generally a wonderful person. She is the sister-in-law of my friend, one of my best friends, a woman who has raw talent, seemingly unlimited patience and four beautiful children. This friend and her husband live in beautiful Kvinnherad, which is quite a distance from the city of Bergen and thankfully my husband and her husband are good friends. So we occasionally take a weekend and go visit, and that’s when this little sprite shows me all her drawings.

This time, on my way home, I tried to picture my little sprite as one of my characters, and I was inspired. Suddenly I could see her, her hair streaming out behind her, her arms outstretched with a piercing light shining behind her. I don’t know what this character is, or who, or even if she’s going to be in one of the books, but I know that she needs a story. She can’t just inhabit my mind, even if she is based on my friend, she must live in fiction.

As I said, I’m inspired, but not really to write blog posts.

I hope that I will soon be able to tell you where you can acquire my first novel, so that you can all read it and tell me what you think. I’d love to know, its nothing like this blog! However its the facets of a personality that makes it interesting. Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, domestic and otherwise.

Until next time

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Friday, January 11, 2013

So Sick Of White...

Walls, white furnishings and white decor. I'm officially DONE with Shabby Chic and if I see one more decoration magazine with an ALL white layout I may be physically sick! Okay, so perhaps I'm overreacting, and dramatizing just a tad.
White as a colour is not a bad thing, this I can agree on, white china, white linen and my total favourite white paper are some of my most loved items and ideals... if you like. After all they are practically parts of our heritage! The problem I have starts from a few places: 1. my creative, vivacious and definitely COLOURFUL personality. If you've been reading anything at all from this blog you will know what I mean! 2. Years and years of living in white walled houses, rented houses that meant I couldn't let my enormous creative flair out on to my walls and 3. the overwhelming amount of WHITE in home decor the last 20/30 years.

I honestly can't imagine that I'm the only one who is bored of the dull flat white/shabby chic/frenchified decor we have been seeing since as long as I can remember. I have books on Modern Vintage, with colour and vintage furniture... my favourite thing to drool over, I watch home decor programs with graphic wallpapers and zesty colours, so I know that somewhere out there are options besides the ever so dull and really done to death all white decor. Yet I'm still faced with reams and reams of pictures on places like Pinterest of the white dullness. Its true that I'm probably getting on my soapbox for something that really I can't change or would want to change, because as much as I can't stand ALL WHITE every single piece of furniture, I realise that there are people out there who love it.

Personally I feel like its sterile, or perhaps over decorated... too primped. I'm not a neat freak myself, I hate to see clutter but I don't want to live in a place that is SO well put together that I feel like noone lives there. In fact when I come home from vacation to my spotless apartment, which hasn't been lived in, well it just doesn't feel like home till I've made some dirty dishes and put something down on the table. I like seeing things like a coffee table book, some family photos and knick-knacks around... I like having photos or artwork from places I've travelled too, I like bright feature walls and bedrooms that feel like cocoons. I love colour, and I wear colour, so why shouldn't my home do the same. White is a blank state. White china is for creating marvellously colourful and delicious dishes on, white linen is for dreaming impossible dreams whilst lying beneath and white paper is for writing or drawing new and amazingly colourful and vital ideas on. I, personally, don't think of my home as a white state for me to live my life on, I think of it as the cocoon or a crystalis, a part of me, where I can grow and just like small children need stimuli to grow and develop, I want my home to be filled with inspiration and life for me to be inspired and live, developing every day a fresh.

I want my home to be a greeting card to my personality, to my family. Well, at least I strive for that, every thing is a work in progress after all, right? I want to have white in its proper context, alongside its spectrum relatives and cousins. Surely we should have a varied colour palate in our lives, as much as we need a varied food palate. So I've had my rant, I feel a bit better for expelling that into the realms of interwebs... ;) Thanks for listening, and I hope that somehow it was interesting and perhaps thought-provoking.