Today I’m taking a half day off from work this afternoon for a stay-cation with my writing muse the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage (RA at SDCC 2015, image shared by Laura Day). Now that’s a brilliant smile! Sighhhh!
I started working on a new story in June about a gruff and sexy farmer–not necessarily of the gentleman farmer variety, but one who gets his hands dirty tilling the soil, despite using modern day farming techniques. And his physique is muscular and taut due to his physical exertions.
Farming scenes come naturally to me because I live in the middle of corn and soybean fields, watching the corn grow tall and strong. Each stalk conveys just one ear of corn, maybe two ears if it’s an anomaly. So the corn stalks are packed tightly together to yield thousands per acre. The green corn stalks golden tasseled tops gently swaying in the breeze as if waving to those driving past.
Rather, my inspiration for my gruff and sexy farmer is a little closer to home with some earlier portraits of the real Richard Armitage (left from 2011Project Magazine, via RANet; and right, 2014 by jollytr tumblr via RAFrance, with a link to a fun post they recently shared):
And then the image at right crossed my path yesterday (as tweeted by Cyn). A 2015 Richard Armitage stern faced, wearing a red ball cap and his face in three-quarter profile–with neckage. Purrr!
I have found my gruff and sexy farmer! He can plow my fields anytime. Kkkhh! Just kidding! *blushes*
Many thanks to the image sources mentioned above! Have a gReAt day! Cheers! Grati ;->