The "Brit a Day" series

What does a months-long parade of attractive British men have to do with fiction, you might well ask? These gentlemen have inspired some lovely scenes, part of the life I live in my head. Over time, some of these scenes reach out to one another and begin to form a story. For the present, each one of these pictures provides a writing prompt for me, a way to keep me writing with a sense of passion and narrative, even when the stories are not yet fully formed.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1197]

He's everywhere.
[And that top picture is really big.]
No credit to me for these pics.

Friday, August 30, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1196]

This autumn's entertainment is shaping up nicely.  Tom Hiddleston.  The Hollow Crown on PBS.  And Thor 2.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1195]

I'm back!  On Monday, we celebrated my mom's 90th birthday in North Carolina.  HIC visited his mom in Scotland earlier this summer as well.  Here he is with his mom in a photo he shared on Instagram.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1194]

Taking a week off to spend with family and friends. Adios!

[from the Comic-con 2013 program]

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1193]

Who doesn't love a man in a safety harness?   James May mounts the Bridge of No Return on the 'Meccano' episode of his 'Toy Stories' series.  My real-life husband and I watched it together last night.  Bonding over basic engineering principles is always good.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1192]

Classic Moments with Severus Snape:  It's all about talking to the kids.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1191]

I'm going to see this in the cinema here in San Diego on October 17th!

Friday, August 16, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1190]

[Lovely photo editing here, especially the bottom one as that jacket started off red!--Not mine, I don't know how to do that stuff!]

I'm looking forward to seeing Tom Hiddleston in 'Coriolanus' via some sort of digital presentation at UCLA next February.  My daughter is living up there now, and it will be a joy to see it with her.  But a wider set of bookings has recently been released, and now the a performance will be shown in one of my local theatres a few days later!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1189]

Henry Ian Cusick and the effect he has on me.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1188]

Today we're going to play Mad Libs with clues from the following photographs:

"Sometimes I feel like a ____________{animal}'s _______{piece of anatomy}."

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1187]

This is such a stretch for a connection to Britain, I can hardly believe I'm writing about it, but it's just the best thing.....This is a rendering done during the 18-month planning process that took place before the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh became the site a very large yarn bombing on Monday.  Fan art?  Heck yeah, for fans of bridges, community spirit, knitting, public art.....and I love this simple, expressive rendering.  No wonder the knitters were able to sell the city on the idea.  British?  I don't know, I imagine Andy Warhol spent at least one night in London at some point.....

Read more and see more "coverage" [yes, I said it] of the event here:

Monday, August 12, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1186]

Feeling a bit anxious today, and this photo of James May seems kind of soothing.  Oh, the picture is too small and you can't see the color of his eyes, you say?  Then try clicking on this one--

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1185]

Photo was captioned "Alan Rickman attends the annual Raisa Gorbachev Foundation Party at Stud House, Hampton Court on June 5, 2010 in London, England."

Stud House.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1184]

Checking in on Ben with this picture I found on tumblr long ago.  What do you think--was it a friend at a party [or a stranger at a party] or a passing fan or a lurking professional who took this one?  Was Mr. C okay with it or wanting someone to f-off? His face is so....unreadable.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1183]

Nerd HQ's Conversations for a Cause were soooo nicely filmed that I figure watching one on Youtube is almost better than being there [she says because she wasn't there].  Here's Tom Hiddleston's in it's entirety.  It's over an hour, and I haven't finished watching it myself, but when I left off he was talking about his time in West Africa with Unicef.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1182]

Some similarities I noticed in my archives when I fan-girled over Humphrey Bogart a couple of years ago.

More about Bogie here:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1181]

The best and the worst thing about being a Doctor Who fan right now:  it hurts a bit.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1180]

I love this artist I just found on the Japanese artists' site pixiv, Shimizu.  I love everything about their style right down to the patina on the sketchbook.  You'll love it too, especially if you are a fan of Top Gear, Doctor Who, Sherlock...I saw at least one great sketch of Tom Hiddleston as well.  Check it out--Shimizu's work can be found here--

I'm not sure how far you can get without creating an account.  I did, and it was worth it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1179]

Bring on Monday! I'm posting these great pics of James May by Neale Haynes today to prepare you for some cool fan art and a fantastic artist I found on that you'll see tomorrow.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1178]

Maybe he's not the next Doctor....but he'll always be our Professor.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1177]

I think this is James May's actual garage and the adjacent building that he owns.  He has certainly hung out there long enough with all of his toys.

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1176]

I didn't see the secret clip from Thor 2 that was shown at Comic-con, but Disney XD [which my kid watches constantly] has been showing an extended trailer for it.  I can't wait until November.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Brit a Day [#1175]

More lovely pictures of Ian working on the set of 'Dress'.  I can't wait to see this short film [how do you get to see short films?], and I am so excited by Ian's aspirations to be an independent film maker.