I have been working on two major projects simultaneously -- a novel about Zizola, one of the heroines of The Innamorati, which will be something of a sequel, and Three Sisters -- a loosely attached third novel in the series based on an Italian folktale "Three Princesses Wed To Passers-Bye." As I work, I collect images that speak to me in some way -- evocative and sometimes provocative about the characters of the novels. I have a pinterest board where I keep most of the images for these two novels and here are some that I especially like of Three Sister-ness keeping them on my desk top so they are the first thing I see when I boot up the computer. I like the way the sisters are arranged -- close in body and in age -- the tension of being of the same root, and yet trying to be distinct. It makes for an interesting story.
Art/Photos: Lucas de Heere, 'Triple Profile Portrait', ca. 1570, Palma Vecchio,"The Three Sisters", c. 1520, The Levy Sisters, a vaudeville team. Photographer,Newsboy, 1890, Vintage photograph 1905.