The Tuesday Slice of Life is hosted by Stacey and Ruth (Two Writing Teachers) every Tuesday. I have taken part a few times and am always amazed at the stories and words that are posted from all over the world. This Friday, March 1, begins the March Challenge - where a slice of life is to be written every day. I am hoping to be able to complete this challenge. November saw the PBIM - and I was successful in producing over 30 picture book ideas - 2 of which I have taken and written scripts for. Do we choose a theme, focus on a daily event or like the morning papers (a la Julie Cameron) write about what we are thinking and feeling at that moment? Not only the writing though - the visiting and reading others' slices is part of the process. It will be a commitment for sure. The SOL community is a very supportive one . So, yes I will try and take part in this new writing challenge. Join in as well!
I have been so enjoying the many challenges that can be found online. They have really inspired me to create. I look forward to each one and am creating almost daily.
Here is a look at what I created this past week:
This week's theme is "Which Road?" - based on that wonderful poem "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.
As I am at a crossroads myself right now, this theme allowed me to see the choice I have to make visually: To retire or to keep working another year or two. It is a difficult choice , as money plays into the decision, as does my husband's health.
I included some questions, based on a post by Collage Diva about crosses for Lent.
Snow gently falling, a cloudy morning - the search for shadows was a challenge. I found reflections in windows and a few dark places.
Chasing shadows is a fu, addictive past-time, one I have not had as much time for in a while. Seeking shadows on a Saturday morning is a cherished routine though.
One of my yearlong projects is to complete a canvas each month. In January, the 8x10 canvas was on Joy - my word of the year.
This month, with snow and cold, I wanted a bit of colour and spring.
I have been enjoying Dana Barbieri's beautiful daily floral creations and I was inspired by her work to create my own floral painting.
For a first try, it is more expressive than realistic. I had fun with the process.
I also created some ATCs tonight.
It has been a busy week - see here and here to see some of my other work.
This week at ABC Wednesday the letter fo the week isE.
E is for Expressionism :
As Wikipedia states:
"Expressionism was a modernistmovement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Its typical trait is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. Expressionist artists sought to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality."
The Scream by Edvard Munch inspired many Expressionists.
Bernice of "Newly Creative" has started a fun project for February - An A to Z of Me"
Each day she provides a new letter with theme, videos, quotes and an art technique to try. So much is provided for each day.
I just discovered this project late this week so I am already behind. But I am starting with G - for goals. This ties in with my dreamboards.
I have started my album and will work away at it as I am able. I have always wanted to ty a project like this.