Keep swimming (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. The background is a really (really, really) old image that I recently found while tidying up my computer files. 

10. Pressure transformed her drawings into diamonds.

11. His perfect timing made her nervous.

12. Someone shouted “recess!” and quickly retreated.

13. Struggling with monotony; surrendering to impulse.

14. Comprehensive preparations allow for happy accidents.

15. Keep swimming; enjoy the ripple effect.

16. The newfangled light wouldn’t turn off.

[September prompts: pressure, perfect timing, recess!, the struggle, preparations, keep swimming, new light.]

Reflecting on The Colour of Snow

The Colour of Snow – acrylic on canvas, 2013. Private collection.

‘The Colour of Snow’, my first ever painting on stretched canvas, is now finally framed ~ it only took me five years to get around to it! Click on the photo to read the original post (and to see the painting without the reflecting glass).

Extra credit (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. 

3. Pencil bouquet: a posy of potential.

4. Hey, teach! Can you pronounce “floccinaucinihilipilification”?

5. Turning leaves, time and time again.

6. Never did find X and Y.

7. Overrun by road blocks, they flew.

8. Extra credit: colour outside the lines.

9. “The big leagues called.” “They what?”

[September prompts: pencil bouquet, hey, teach!, turning leaf, unsolvable, road block, extra credit, big leagues.]

Mountains ahead to climb

The High Country — acrylic on canvas panel, framed, 2018.

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” Muhammad Ali

Now framed, ‘The High Country’ will be making its debut at this year’s Pegasus Bay Art Show (Waimakariri, NZ). Artworks from 78 local artists will be exhibited and available for purchase. There will also be an art display by the children of Pegasus Bay School which I am very much looking forward to seeing. The art show runs from 21st – 23rd September.

🏔 Onward and upward. 🏔

Unstoppable (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. The background is an old sketch of the Moeraki Boulders at Koekohe Beach which I went on to paint again here.

27. Dark days prompted a necessary reawakening.

28. Her heart’s desire resonated with him.

29. A mother’s drive negotiates many roads.

30. Total body spa: no assembly required.

31. Unstoppable, tomorrow rushes impatiently towards us.

  1. The occasional clash woke them up.

  2. They scrambled at a cracking pace.

[August/September prompts: fresh start, heart’s desire, mother’s drive, total body, unstoppable, clash!, scrambled.]