books and pens

Over the weekend I bought myself my very own copy of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.’ This is one of my favourite stories and when I saw the book I couldn’t resist picking it up. I love reading classic children’s literarture. So, on Monday evening, with my new book in hand, I curled up in bed to read. Soon, I like Alice, had followed the white rabbit to the land of dreams and when I woke up it was 3am in the morning and a rainy evening had turned into a stormy summer night – with bright bolts of lightning and heavy thunder rolls.

Of course I couldn’t get back to sleep and I laid awake thinking about my books and the new website for Little Flower Childe. These are some of my best moments of inspiration and I let my thoughts roam as I wondered about the book covers, what colours to use on the site and ideas for new creations. It feels like so many ideas I had are coming to light and that’s wonderful but also a little daunting… I find myself worrying about some of the simplest things (smile). Maybe this too, like inspiration, is all a part of the creative process, that all of us  who love to create have experienced at one time or the other.

Home Sweet Home Lantern

Kitchen Table

So there I was – books, pens and notes in hand, all geared up to do some writing. In a matter of minutes the most unpredictable thing happened… a power outage. Drats! There we were in the dark with Chloe running around all excited as we tried to find the flashlight.

Well, the flashlight could not be found so we settled on our ‘Home Sweet Home’ lamp/lantern. These are a bit of a tradition here; most people have at least one in their home. So I lit the lantern, picked up my pen ready to write by candle light (how romantic)but once again became distracted – but this time with my own fancies.

I thought, “hmmm…this makes a lovely set-up….hmmm…I should take a few pics.” In the end they didn’t come out quite the way I wanted (too much flash), but pretty enough none the less.