Last Saturday, I went back to The Silver Key after a long wait and a postponement for my new tattoo. I had brought an idea in to Jesse (who is awesome) and he worked his magic to bring what I want to life.
The he design is a stylized look using negative space. The image is of a lovely silent film star who "morphs" into an old movie reel. The actress it's modeled on is Marie Prevost; she is the one who inspired to look deeper into the world of silent film. Marie is my muse.
My autographed photo of Mary Pickford is on my bookshelf to encourage me to never give up. She inspires me to believe in what I can do and to kick butt while doing it.
Now Marie is my forever angel on my shoulder--well, on my back below my right shoulder, Any time I get down or frustrated, I think of her and how I want to make her proud and for her to be remembered. So she really is my muse for my book about the silent film actresses and their grave sites.
One of the things I have learned while researching is that far too many of them have no graves or are in unmarked graves. It makes me even more determined to write and publish this book.
I'm the author of a number of cemetery books and am now writing one about the graves of silent film stars, starting with the ladies. Who would you like to see included?
More Silent Film Resources
• Silentology blog