Creative exercise (word prompts)

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

9. Moving day came. Moving day went.

10. New ferris wheels provided breathtaking views.

11. A healthy starter? I ordered dessert.

12. Page one. The possibilities are endless.

13. They discovered light in the darkness.

14. The hidden restaurant simmered with revelations.

15. Creative exercise, done daily, defies routine.

[July prompts: moving day, new wheels, healthy start, page one, discovered, hidden restaurant, daily practice.]

Running through my dreams

Running Through My Dreams — acrylic on canvas, 2018. Personal project.

This painting began as a digital collage on the now defunct Polyvore site. It was inspired by a dream about my mother. The juxtaposition of elements, the slightly odd perspective, the colours and textures, all really appealed to me. Painting it was more like having a conversation than putting paint on canvas and it taught me a lot about why I paint and why I can’t stop painting. ‘Running Through My Dreams’ now keeps me company in the Art Cave.

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Attitude overhaul (word prompts)

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

2. New beat; same old love songs.

3. Old habits can be childishly argumentative.

4. Attitude overhaul: rose-tinted glasses made redundant.

5. Moving up? Penthouse or promotion? Yes.

6. Fresh threads, complete with silver lining.

7. The mystery flavour had no antidote.

8. The interview started ten minutes ago.

[July prompts: new beat, old habits, overhaul, moving up, fresh threads, mystery flavour, the interview.]

Hotels (word prompts)

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

25. Fear conquered. Over and over again.

26. Countless boundless imaginations expanded the universal.

27. Less travelled paths don’t have hotels.

28. I don’t know what I’m doing.

29. Dragon slayer? But I like dragons!

30. Underrated berated undercover underlings endured undeterred.

  1. Culture shock aftermath: appreciating the unfamiliar.

[June/July prompts: fear conquered, boundless, less travelled, public confession, dragon slayer, underground, culture shock.]

Allsorts

Liquorice Allsorts triptych — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm each, 2018. Available.

Three little paintings ~ “Liquorice Allsorts” ~ do not eat.

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