Have you ever seen an artist at work? in the throes of passion, in the state of flow; have you watched him twiddle a pencil between his lip and his nose? Have you never tried to count the number of lines that imprison a growing ball of sun, which radiates and shines almost like a third eye, between the peaks of his brows clenched high — a cloudless sunrise
Witnessing an artist at play is like espying the twilight sky, running amok in its grandmother's backyard, plucking overripe bulbs of juicy plums and plump peaches and throwing them on a dark canvas, which then splashes open with a thick, squishy squelch of french lavenders and burnt oranges. — a messy beauty
Observing him at work is as if discovering a bud of lotus, wholly present, drowning in the moment, detached, yet afloat, with all its focus concentrated in unfolding itself, layer after layer; emerging in time, inspite and because of all the muck it rises between. — a silent hustler
And then at times, an artist is a dark, impenetrable forest in a threatening rainstorm; temporarily inaccessible to all the distractions lurking by his fringes; with a wild tiger in his heart, captive and dangerously quiet, he is patiently waiting for the art to come alive; so the animal within can pounce, and sink its teeth; deep; claiming his prey with a signature peck of his name. — a violent craft.
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons, and it has always been celebrated by poets and artists in their works. For today's challenge, you have to personify the Autumn season. Personification means giving humanly attributes to inanimate objects. For example, the clouds are wailing.
--Today, write a creative piece personifying Autumn.--
Hibernation can be defined as an inactive state resembling deep sleep in which certain animals living in cold climates pass the winter. In hibernation, the body temperature is lowered and breathing and heart rates slow down. It protects the animal from cold and reduces the need for food during the season when food is scarce. Have you ever felt the need to go in hibernation just to pass a time that is too harsh?
--Today, write a poem or prose about your desire to go in hibernation.--
Iconography is the study or science of identification, description, classification, and interpretation of statues , paintings, symbols, themes and subject matter in the visual arts.
Today's challenge revolves around the description
of images. Choose a picture that you would like to describe and write about it.
--Write a thoughtful description of an image or a painting of your choice.--