Science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, when asked where his ideas came from, used to say, ‘Schenectady.’ Maybe he still does. It’s as good an answer as any to a question on which creative people prefer not to dwell.
Many of my inspirations come from television and the movies. As mentioned in my last post, I try not to imitate, but rather to put my own interpretation on things that I see. A case in point is a necklace actress Charlize Theron wore in 'The Legend of Bagger Vance.' You can see an image of it on IMDB:
Here's my version:
See what I mean?
Ms. Theron's necklace was lovely. I like mine better.