(A three photograph series)
Gwen Tuinman is a novelist, born and raised in rural southern Ontario. Fascinated by the landscape of human tenacity, she writes about people navigating the social restrictions of their era. Her storytelling is influenced by an interest in bygone days. As a mentor, she helps women writers to shed emotional armour so they can reclaim their self-expression, dream bigger and learn to guide themselves through new creative risks. Gwen lives in the Kawartha Lakes region with her husband. Her forthcoming novel will be published in the spring of 2024 by Random House Canada.
July 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm
Lots of testosterone in those pictures! I love the first, with the smoke wreathed around the smithy and the horse, the second looks like a still from some kind of fairytale, but I can’t decide if the blacksmith is a ‘bad’ or a ‘good’ guy!
September 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm
I got interested in searching photos of blacksmiths because of a short story I’ve written. It’s about a family in the mid 1800’s and one of the young sons works at the livery.
Also, I go involved “ARewording Life ” http://www.arewordinglife.com/ which is a charity writing project to raise money for Alzheimer research. Writers were assigned an uncommon word. They had to write a sentence that used the word and would allow people to infer the meaning of the assigned word. My word was “farrier”. It was really quite fun.
The man in the second photo does capture the imagination. He looks like he is evaluating a half truth from one of the children.