Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It is a quirk of my personal taste that I really love pictures of people with animal heads. Write about someone with an animal head.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I'm a big fan of Elsa Mora's papercuts (and all three of her blogs, really). Check out this one in particular. And maybe this one too. And then take a one page piece of writing and cut it into something.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Artisit Sophie Blackall has created a blog illustrating "Missed Connections" personals. Write a moment of connection--one that's temporary. Not necessarily something romantic or a "missed connection" just a temporary but for some reason significant connection between two people.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I am a big fan of what Jen Bekman does at her gallery and with 20 x 200. And at her blog Personism, she does these fantastic pairings of art and poetry. My favorite so far is Please Come Late by Hugo Williams paired with a photograph by Gregory Krum. Write a "Please..." piece (poem, prose, monologue...) in which the speaker asks another person to do something which wouldn't at first glance seem a desirable thing.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

These paintings by David Mellon seem to me to be illustrations to a book that doesn't exist (I assume). My favorite is "Galoshes" (why isn't he wearing any pants?!).

Now try writing a series of captions to illustrations that don't exist for a book that doesn't exist.