We have lived through an unprecedented year of great turmoil, uncertainty and stress, haven't we? And now the year is almost at an end... so what do we do? We do what we almost always do at year's end; we look back and hope to find some good in the year that has passed, then we look forward and hope to find some indication of positivity for the coming year.
Here's November's Prompt:
What does the future hold?
What if you knew exactly what would happen in the future? Would you do something to change it to your advantage? What if this year of anxiety changed how the world functions? How would people react to those changes? What if the thing you desired for so long can become reality? What would you have to give up for it?
Have a play of "what-if" with the idea of future and the characters in your stories.
Enjoy the holidays!
Wow! It has been a hot few days!
So the prompt for July/August is:
Anything can be scorching; the forest, the desert, the surface of the road, the bonnet of the car, your face, even the information you hear on the news can be hot, and whatever it may be, it can burn your senses, your thoughts, your way of life.
What could be the cause of this 'scorching'? What would be the consequences of it?
Scorching can be funny or serious... follow your imagination to some wonderful stories and illustrations you can share with the rest of us.
Go blaze a sizzling path of creativity!
How are you all doing? We are living in strange times; almost all countries are in some sort of lockdown, work from home has become a norm, people argue about the benefits of wearing a mask or not... etc. It's all due to Covid-19, a virus which has caused a global pandemic and almost ground the world to a halt.
BUT we are survivors, we go on, we do our best in these limiting times.
Whenever i think of limits, i think of a box and that is the inspiration for my prompt for you today.
Here is April 2020's Prompt:
What can be in that box? Why is that box so important? Who does the box belong to? Where did the box come from? What is inside that box or what can come out of that box? How do we get the box open? When we do get it open, what will happen?
Now go forth and create; write, draw whatever you want to with A Box!
Enjoy the spring sunshine!
It's a new year, a new decade!
What have you been doing the first few weeks of 2020? I hope that you have been able to spend some time thinking about your creative work.
Maybe you have considered changing where or when you write/draw? Maybe you have decided to dive into a new project? Or maybe you are just stuck, not knowing where to start or what to do to jump start your creative process for this new year.
One of the things I find most useful is using a prompt to get me to put pen/pencil to paper. It's just a kickoff but who knows where it will take me.
In light of that thought, I am starting a new series of posts here. Every couple of months I will post a writing/illustration prompt and you guys can take it and run with it.
Here is January 2020's Prompt:
Write about someone who has reluctantly made a New Year's resolution.
Draw about kicking a habit (whether it's a literal or figurative interpretation is up to you).
If you want to post some of what you have written or drawn based on the prompt in the comments below, that would be great.
Now Go Create!
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