Day Eleven – Tsavo and Fairy Lights

I’ve been trying to set a mood at home conducive to writing.  Back when I lived in Glendale and had a house with a fireplace, I’d shut the curtains, put a firelog on and light candles.  Then I’d find the appropriate music and the creative portion of my brain would automatically click on.

As much as I love my house in by the beach in San Francisco, it does lack a fireplace.  It also has fewer places to place candles where they’re not a fire hazard due to our ‘bunctious felines. 

So instead of lighting multiple tealights and candles, I followed the decorating example of my bf Maureen (that’s ‘best friend’, not ‘boyfriend’ btw) and got creative with decorative string lights and fairy lights.  I’ve got several crackle glass mosaic jars throughout the house and each now has a coil of white fairy lights inside.  The effect is gorgeous and, while not totally cat-proof, a better choice than candles.  As you can see from this picture, Tsavo knows a good photo op when he finds one.  


Fairy Lights and Feline

 I haven’t been posting for quite a while and it’s time to get back to it, along with the daily writing since I have five impending book deadlines in the next two and a half years.  So to this end, I’m going to start with an exercise that my friend Dani at Blog Book Tours does in her classes on how to create a viable blog: write a post a day, no matter what the content.  It could be a photo, an observation, a review… the point is just to post some content on your blog every day for a month.  To start I’m posting a photo I took with my iPhone of my new fairy lights strung on the kitchen window and coiled inside a mosaic crackle glass jar on the table.  Bug Bear decided it was a great place for a photo op, so…. here you go!