Tag Archives: creativity

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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Together

Working Together, They Proved Everybody Wrong — acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 mm each, 2018. Available.

Two more mini paintings ~ the title is another of my six-word stories: “Working together, they proved everybody wrong”. It seemed as good a title as any.

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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.