Thursday, June 16, 2005

Photo: Heart of Stone



When I opened one of the windows in my office and a stack of papers on my desk was disturbed by a sweet, rose-scented breeze, I settled matters with this little hand-carved Italian alabaster heart.

Yes, I know; alabaster is a white stone. But it turns out that alabaster's porous nature allows it to be dyed just about any color when it is brought to a certain temperature. I like this candy-apple red. Have you ever seen a more perfect paperweight for a romance writer? Well, apart from a RITA statuette, I mean?

I'm planning to do some heavy-duty romance writing today, so I'm signing off now and will blog at you again tomorrow. Everyone have a lovely Thursday.

13 comments:

Michelle Pendergrass said...

I do believe that paperweight is the perfect one for a romance writer! I wonder what my paperweight would look like?

Laurel said...

Brenda, your photo and caption reminded me of a great little folk song by an artist called Bill Staines. The song is called "Heart of Stone." I don't know if your taste in music runs to folk, but you might like the song. I loved Finding Hope, by the way:) I reread it often. Keep up the good work, girl!

Brenda Coulter said...

Michelle, tell us your profession and we'll think up a good paperweight for you. ;-)

Laurel, I don't listen to much folk music, so the artist you mention isn't familar to me. But thanks for your kind words about my book.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

LOL Brenda!

I am a homeschooling mom who sells this: www.athome.com/mp for extra cash. I've been with AtHome for 4 years now and have about 30 people on my team. I used to drive a semi cross country with my husband. I am a horror addict. I am a writer. I am Director of Women's Ministry and I lead Women's Bible study and I am slated to start teaching Sunday School and I'll be teaching teens during Vacation Bible School.

I'm stumped for a good paperweight! LOL, I have no consistancy, rhyme or reason.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Oh, I must add: I want to write something that would equate to a Christian horror novel.

Brenda Coulter said...

Michelle, sweetie, I was all set to put on my thinking cap and come up with the perfect paperweight for you, but reading about your busy life wore me out. Sorry.

;-)

Anonymous said...

I have the perfect paperweight for Michelle, The Energizer Bunny!

Chris said...

Michelle, your perfect paperweight would look exactly like Brenda's, but the paint would still be wet and it would go ba-thump, ba-thump, ba-thump.

--Chris (dFm)

Anonymous said...

Ahh Chris that was sooo sweet,
are you getting to be a softie?

Brenda Coulter said...

I think we'll have to excuse Chris if he starts acting a little weird (more so than normal, I mean). The poor guy is reading his first romance novel.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

dFm---that was GOOOOD...better than you're normal sense of humor. I'm still laughing!!!

(I don't think dFm was trying to go soft, I think he was eluding to the fact that it was a beating heart--think horror stories. I don't want to get all graphic and gross you out now...don't make me do it!)

Just so you know dFm, I pictured The Tell-Tale heart. :)

Brenda Coulter said...

Yeah, Michelle, I did pick up that Telltale Heart vibe.

;-)

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Ok, I CANNOT believe I wrote "you're normal sense of humor"

Please forgive me. I drove for about 10 hours today and that's a sorry excuse for a mistake like that. I'm so embarassed!