Saturday, May 02, 2009

Sunlight Shining Through Cobalt blue


Simply because my new novel is called "Cobalt Blue" and I'm in a novel-aggrandizing mood...



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12 comments:

kenju said...

I keep cobalt blue glass in nearly every window of my home.

Anonymous said...

CoAi2o4 is the chemical compound.
The colbalt blue in Maxfield Parrish's skys is at times referred to as Parrish blue.
You are in great company.
Aggrandize away!!!

Debra W said...

Ooooh Peggy, I am intrigued! Cobalt blue is one of my favorite and most treasured color for seaglass. When is your novel coming out?

Hugs,
Debbie

Peggy Payne said...

I like Maxfield Parrish's mystic streak. I didn't realize he was such a fan of the blue in question. I do think there's a question.

Don't know yet when it's coming out, Deb. But clearly we have some fans here of the color. I think it's got some kind of magic.

Anonymous said...

What is your origin for the title?

Peggy Payne said...

The main character, Andie, is a painter and I like the color and the name of it, which feels radioactive, and the color shows up importantly in Andie's mystical experience.

Peggy Payne said...

Why do you ask?

Anonymous said...

I am always intrigued by titles, especially in books and art and songs. Did the title trigger the work or the work trigger the title? Was it a right or left brain function? For me, there is a piece of every writer's/artist's/musicians subconcious in a title.

Debra W said...

Like Anon, I am very curious, Peggy! Which was the flint for which? When Mark and I were seaglass hunting, yesterday, I told him the name of your book. He was also intrigued because cobalt is one of our favorite, yet most elusive colors in seaglass. I found one piece which is about one hundred years old. I have pictured it on my blog, but if you missed it, I can send it to you again.

Care to share a little bit more about the story? I am really looking forward to reading it!

Hugs,
Debbie

Peggy Payne said...

Come to think of it, Anon, I kind of like the title "Sunlight Shining Through Cobalt Blue." Sometimes editors weigh in on titles, though. I wanted The Healing Power of Doing Good to be called Unto Others with a subtitle like that explains the book.

I did see your antique cobalt blue seaglass on your blog, Debbie. An amazing find! I see why your house there is the home that feels the most like home to you.

As for which sparked which for me, I think the title and the book were on parallel tracks that converged. Hope that makes sense.

Can't talk too much about the plot of it right now, though. I'm still reeling from finishing it as well as being headfirst into something else. Another day, okay? I appreciate your being interested in it.

Anonymous said...

Harmonic convergence rocks! I like your new title, I also like
Sunlight through Cobalt Blue. The creative energy of your last post is thrilling. WooHoo!!!

Peggy Payne said...

I like your spirit, Anon.