Happy Birthday Etsy ~ Sale ~ 18th–22nd June

SALE ~ 20% off all paintings over US$200 ~ Anna Cull Art on Etsy

SALE ~ 20% off all original art on paper ~ Anna Cull Art on Etsy.

SALE ~ 20% off all note cards ~ Anna Cull Art on Etsy.

The Drawing Room

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I have been revamping listings on Etsy to show how my paintings and note cards could look when displayed in rooms (or, as I like to call them, drawing rooms). The process of ‘framing’ them was fascinating, to see what worked and what didn’t. These are a few favourites.

Thesaurus (word prompts)

These six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few of my favourites over on Instagram.

4. The unknown _______ _______. Fill in the blanks.

5. Stop lying. You’ll give yourself away.

6. The showman relied on looked for found his old timeworn thesaurus.

7. The new kid sang old songs.

8. Overcoming stage fright, enjoying the limelight.

9. The peacemaker’s plan was disarmingly simple.

10. Reaching new heights made her dizzy.

[June prompts: the unknown, real you, the showman, new kid, stage fright, peace maker, new heights.]

A Little Serenity

A Little Serenity — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Chinese proverb

Unafraid (word prompts)

“The main inhibitor for creativity is just being scared…. You’re afraid that your ideas aren’t good enough. If you can get over that hump where you don’t care whether your ideas are any good or not, then you can be successful.” James Kochalka

The following six-word stories were prompted by the Page Flutter Six-Word Story Challenge. I’m also posting a few of my favourites over on Instagram.

28. She can. Of course she can.

29. She was unafraid… and dangerously optimistic.

30. School’s out! Now life’s lessons begin.

31. Writers gonna write, prompted or not.

1. Reputation shmeputation. It’s actions that matter.

2. Leap? I’m happy with baby steps.

3. Foolhardy, he was clearly not responsible.

[May/June prompts: she can…, unafraid, school’s out!, (no prompt), the lion, leap, daredevil.]

P.S. The background image is a detail of one of the new little paintings which I wrote about in my previous post.