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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.

The long view

Anna Cull The Long View 2016

The Long View – acrylic on canvas, 100 x 305 mm, 2016. Sold.

“Art is long, and Time is fleeting…” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Your own path

Wild & Free blue sky colours 2016

“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or a path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realise your potential.” Joseph Campbell

I’ve been busy making digital art prints for my Etsy shop… the first ones make use of a leafy ink doodle that I drew a few years ago (the prints are available here) — and even though I enjoy working on the computer, it’s been weeks since I held a paint brush and now I can’t wait to get back to my easel…

No rules

As You Like It – acrylic on canvas, 102 x 102 mm, 2015

As You Like It – acrylic on canvas, 102 x 102 mm, 2015. Sold.

“There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about.” Helen Frankenthaler

This is a quirky little something I made with paint left over from ‘Ebb and Flow’ (I hate to waste paint once I’ve mixed it). I’m calling it ‘As You Like It’ because I’m not sure which way up it goes (see the slideshow below for the options) and also because I think it looks a bit like the backdrop to a Shakespearean play…

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