Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Brocante...


The Lantern’s first Publication Day is tomorrow, and as I feel even more nervous than usual – there’s a lot more riding on the book this time – I’m too wired to write much. So these pictures from a brocante in St Rémy de Provence earlier this year can stand as a visual metaphor.

First there’s the Medusa-like fountain plaque, looking terrified rather than terrifying, and then there’s this vintage suitcase, which combines the idea of getting ready to go, with being open to allow a glimpse into its contents: delicate lace offered up for scrutiny by discerning buyers…

18 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

You are in the throes of anticipation as are we... The delicate lace of your writing will be savored by many.

Bises,
Genie

Jennifer said...

Good Luck! I am sure it will be a wonderful day.

...louciao... said...

A little terror at the thought of having one's work scrutinised? Such is the delicious fate of an artist who offers up pieces of her soul. I suggest a good stiff drink to calm the nerves.

Julia Munroe Martin said...

Exciting! (If the picture of the sculpture is how you're feeling, hang on for the ride because it looks like you're on one heck of a roller coaster!)

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Best of luck. I understand about your butterflies, but all will be well. I second the drink suggestion. :)

MuMuGB said...

This is great Deborah! Congratulations again! I can't wait to read your book...

Olga said...

I wish you best of luck with your publication day. Don't worry, everything is going to turn out great! I really loved your photos.

Spangle said...

Good luck with publication day! I'm sure it will be an exciting time.

Helen Smith said...

Good luck! Great photos, as always

Richard said...

Bonne chance, Deborrah! Tous tes amis bloggers sont avec toi.
Gros bisous!

Tiny Library said...

Good luck! Enjoy every moment :)

vanessafrance said...

I hope you're got the champagne on ice. I'll raise a glass to The Lantern's success!

Elizabeth Young said...

How very precious! Thank you for sharing these pertinant visuals with us. The women of the world are sending great karma and love your way Deborah!

Deb said...

Living vicariously through you. Good luck tomorrow!

Lisa Erin said...

As I am very much a theater person...break legs!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I like Louciao's comment about offering up pieces of the soul,it requires courage.....and love!
I've made a note of Sunday's TV programme.

All best wishes!

BookGeek said...

Congrats on The Lantern's First Publication Day! I wish it would get to the states sooner. ;)

Jennifer O. said...

You have such a keen eye for the photographs that accentuate what you want to say.

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