Edgar Degas

When creating a background and profession for Kenna Campbell, MFC for Eden’s Fall, I chose “art gallery curator”. Her first inception came quickly on the heels of my first ever trip to NYC and awed visits to the museums there. What a wonderful job to be surrounded by creative expression all day, and to help others find art that touched them.

But…..”nothing matters before the but.” I knew precious little other than I like looking at art, and I knew a few of the most famous painting and artists; van Gogh, Picasso, DaVinci. It was time to do research.  Not surprising I cannot find the pink paper legal pad where I kept all my notes,  nearly five years after we started this Fellowship of the Book mission…quest…thing.

Despite the misplaced note pad, art and artists are a glittering thread through Kenna’s story. You dear readers don’t have to run to google to enjoy the beauty of her most prominent pieces. I say “hers” because Kenna did choose each real and fictitious piece in the book.

A romantic nudge…

Giant Art

The Kiss, Gustav Klimt, 1907-1908

A friendship forged…


Farewell to Anger, Leonid Afremov

An unusual pairing…

Vivid Anomaly, Jackson Pollock


Composition VIII, Wassily Kandinsky

And lest you think our heroine too stuffy or pretentious…


Velvet Elvis

The “Fill Facebook with Art” campaign is making it’s rounds again. If you see any of these or use them, give me a shout or mention Stilettos, Stoli & Scribbles in your  post we’d love to play along!

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*This blog post inspired by 50 Blog Topics for Fiction Writers #19