All or nothing (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 painting is a detail of another personal project based on an old Polyvore set: ‘The Fountain on Two-Way Street’.

23. Clean cotton. Must be laundry day.

24. Freshly cut grass: short and sweet.

25. The synesthetic interpreter transcribed colourful conversations.

26. It was a cute new angle.

27. The boss lady was no lady.

28. Their recycled drinking water tasted normal.

29. A calculated risk: all or nothing.

[July prompts: clean cotton, freshly cut, colourscape, new angle, boss lady, recycle, risk.]

Repurposed (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.

16. Inspired. Written. Reconsidered. Rewritten. Edited. Exhausted.

17. Treasure lost. Dog ate my map.

18. Newborn little darling; best idea ever.

19. They relocated and stumbled upon paradise.

20. The carpenter somehow made ends meet.

21. New management couldn’t keep up appearances.

22. Repurposed sofas eventually recovered from embarrassment.

[July prompts: edited, lost treasure, newborn, relocate, the carpenter, new management, repurpose.]

The Black Canvas

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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

‘Chinatown’ (Melbourne) is my first ever painting on black canvas. I bought four little 4″ x 12″ canvases more than a year ago but I haven’t had the confidence to paint on them. Until now. I have no idea what flipped the switch that suddenly made it the right time but I’m so glad I did. Picking up a few tips from tutorials posted online definitely helped and it turns out that I absolutely love love love ❤❤❤ painting on black canvas.

There is a second black canvas diptych waiting in the wings, another Melbourne night cityscape. I have also bought some black gesso so that I can make my own black canvases and continue exploring this new way of painting. Happy days.

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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