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.

Small Reminders

Open the Door — mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

Pause — mixed media on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

“…it is part of the artist’s function to pay sudden attention to… the details the world is constantly offering us, and then, if adequately arrested by them, to give them a singular existence, transforming them without falsifying them to reveal the capacity that all ordinary things have to become suddenly remarkable when picked out by human vision.” Margaret Mahy

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Abbreviate (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. [Bonus: this particular micropoem can be sung/rapped to the INXS song Mediate.]

21. I love this song! Let’s dance!

22. Colour spoke to her, making mischief.

23. Heat wave? In winter? Doubt it!

24. Her pastime, her joy, her art.

25. Pollinate, abbreviate, sublimate, time won’t wait.

26. Staff meeting. Present. Yes, just me.

27. Goal maker. Risk taker. Tea break-er.

[May prompts: energy boost, colour love, heat wave, pastime, pollinate, staff meeting, goal-maker.]

P.S. And yes, the background is a detail of another new little painting which I will write about in my next post.

Positive Interference

Positive Interference — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm, 2018. Available.

My latest mini painting was made with ‘leftover’ paint, hence the unusual colour combination (which I really like).

Optimist preferred (word prompts)

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

14. Does a prize-winning rose smell sweeter?

15. This is not a rehearsal. Action!

16. Ironically, helping is not always helpful.

17. Her geometric art collection was unparalleled.

18. Visionary seeks benefactor. Eternal optimist preferred.

19. The artist’s eye continuously arranges reality.

20. I choose love, today and always.

[May prompts: prize bloom, action!, the helper, collector, the visionary, artist’s eye, choices.]

P.S. The background is a detail of my latest painting which I will be writing about in my next post.