I have a confession to make. I adore peacocks. I don’t mean just as images for art, I mean the bird itself. I’ve spent many visits to our local Brookfield Zoo, following their flock of free-roaming peacocks around. I’m not the only one; the birds are a popular attraction for the zoo. So much so, that their zookeeper Jamie wrote about the birds here).
How is this relevant to me and my books?
Well, I like to write in many different places. I use pictures for inspiration, and animals, and people. And I got to thinking, when we buy our house (which is a project that is about as big as writing a book, isn’t it? Oi) I want to get some peacocks as pets.
That’s where I ran into my first snag.
“They sound like women screaming!” my husband said.
“But they’re pretty!”
So I enlisted my coauthor, Rachel Wilder, in my quest to find myself a new pet.
“They sound like women screaming!” she told me.
So maybe I’ll content myself with looking for knitting patterns for shawls based on peacock tails (if you like textile arts, search Ravelry for that – you’ll get sucked in, fast).
But what about you, Dear Reader? What’s one of your guilty pleasures that no one around you “gets”?
*Image used under Creative Commons license. Accessed 02/18/2017 from the following link: https://pixabay.com/p-90051/?no_redirect
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