Isn't it amazing how many different sort of collections there are out there? I know that I'm constantly amazed when I catch a report of some persons passion for an item which I wouldn't have considered valuable...like the lady who collects dryer lint. Yes, you read that right. That little vent in the front of the dryer that most of us empty straight into the trash, well it's something someone considers worthy of being collected. She makes art out of different colors it seems.
Now most of us, can claim books as the object we collect but what else? I adore fabric. The type of sewing I enjoy most is historical. Here's a picture of me in a 1550's court dress. Yes...it's heavey but it was cold in England. If you pick up a copy of 'To Conquear a Highlander' and read about the Maypole dance...well I know how to do it!
When I'm working on one of my Highlander books or maybe one of my new Steam Punk titles that will release next year...I'm always snared by the lives people lived. People didn't have time for all the entertainments we enjoy today. They farmed in the spring and summer but once the snow drove them inside they began to work on items they needed. They produced amazing embroidery and leather work with tools that would drive us insane with frustration today. They chiseled stone because it was what they had at hand and raised monuments that we still struggle to comprehend how they did it. But it all began with someones enjoyment of something...so what's yours?
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