Monthly Archives: April 2012

red

I love this photo. The flowers are so… red. Do you have a favorite colour? What does the colour red make you think of? “It burned _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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spiral

I am obsessed with spirals. I’ve been drawing them and collaging them and making them out of various materials (including sand!) for more than six years. What does a spiral make you think of? If you were going to make a spiral, what would you make it out of? “I turned _________” ~ Next steps… […]

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graffiti

This is a favorite bit of graffiti from a local parking lot. Do you like some graffiti, or do you think all graffiti is bad? If you were going to leave some graffiti, what would it be? “I sprayed _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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concrete stamp

I love how contractors stamp the sidewalks that they create. It helps me imagine the year when the sidewalk was made, and all the people who have walked over the same spot. Have you ever noticed concrete stamps before? What’s the oldest sidewalk you’ve ever walked on? “I stepped _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to […]

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high school

This is my old high school. Sometimes it’s weird to me, that I live near it. (I didn’t, when I was a student.) Could you walk to school when you were a student, or did you take the bus? Were you lucky enough to have your own car by the time you graduated? “The parking […]

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honeycomb

Before someone corrects me, let me point out that this is not a photograph of real honeycomb. It’s actually a wasp nest. But what both of them have in common is, the insects make hexagonal compartments to lay their eggs in. (And in the case of bees, to store their honey.) I’m fascinated by the […]

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reading in bed

I loved reading in bed when I was a child. I could spend whole weekends lying on my bed, devouring book after book. Are you a bookworm? Where’s your favorite place to read? “The pages __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired this prompt?

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kitchen drawer

I have six drawers in my kitchen. That doesn’t feel like much, but my last apartment only had three. My sister once had an apartment with none. Do you have one of those kitchen drawers crammed with so much stuff that you can’t find what you want? What would happen if you just got rid […]

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locks

What is it about a lock that makes you want to know what’s on the other side? A locked door is a mystery that begs to be revealed. Do you live in a place where you have to lock your doors? What would happen if you didn’t? “I turned __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to […]

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pine cone

When I was a kid, I used to love collecting handfuls of pine cones. I remember a friend of my parents’ had pine cones covered with a special chemical, so when you threw them in the fire, they burned with magical colours. I was disappointed when my own pine cones didn’t have the same effect. […]

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