Tuesday, 6 March 2012

100 words for grown ups

This week's prompt is at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-33/ and returns to a picture prompt.
Tricky one this week that I wasn't sure how to approach.
After a few failed efforts this is what I have come up with



Sea horse

Casually, she picked up the discarded pieces, her collection ever changing, not long treasured. Never-ceasing undulations smoothed away the roughness leaving muted hues of cream and grey.

Expelled-some in a whisper, others with a roar. Exposed to the elements, stripped bare ,picked clean, desiccated. To a casual observer, no more than flotsam and jetsam, but to the artist- building blocks for his craft.

Painstakingly collected, assembled, twisted, layered, woven. Complex forms created from nature's throw aways.

What was lost, overlooked, cast away ...is now looked upon, admired, celebrated.
The artist's task is done....




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18 comments:

  1. This is exquisite. I especially like " To a casual observer, no more than flotsam and jetsam, but to the artist- building blocks for his craft. " Glorious prose. You have carefully assembles your words.

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    1. Thanks Alison; thought the sculpture was so stunning that I had to try to choose words to do it justice.
      Loved yours and glad to see you back :)

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  2. That is lovely. The use of descriptions is alluring and draws the reader in. I love the idea of someone's unwanted things becoming something beautiful and appealing.

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    1. Thanks Lynda; too often we overlook things which can be used in other ways. I've seen this and other sculptures and carvings made from driftwood and "found" items and am always blown away by their beauty and the skill of the artist.

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  3. You are REALLY good,a true wordsmith :-)

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    1. *blushes" thank you, that is such a kind thing to say. Adored this picture prompt.:)

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  4. This is beautifully written as always. I loved the fact that the writing twisted away from what I expected when I read the "not long treasured" in the first sentence. Great contrast between the discarded pieces and the celebrated work of art.

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    1. Thankyou SJ , wasn't sure how to approach this at first. Tried to choose words as beautiful as the artwork.

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  5. Another beautifully written piece x

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    1. Thank you and thanks to the prompt- am now trying to stretch out into writing without a prompt...quite a different story!

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  6. This is wonderful. I love the perspective of the artist, and the beauty found in discarded remnants.

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    1. Thank you Lisa; I am always astounded by the skill of a true craftsman (or woman).

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  7. Really nice piece to accompany the picture prompt.

    Crafting His Heart-Tale Spinning

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    1. Thank you for visiting and commenting :)

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  8. I'm sure that's exactly what it's like Anna! We always pick up driftwood if we see it on the beaches near us, because it is usually rather lovely. I adore Jansch's horses - how clever to be able to make something so remarkable out of flotsam and jetsam. The bits we pick up just lie around looking artistic - they don't go to make a horse, sadly!

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    1. LOL I have often collected pieces too, but they hang about until I get rid of them. Don't think I would even dare to try to do anything with them after seeing these!

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  9. very well written. It's so great that you can totally capture the reader in only 100 words x

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    1. Thanks Liska, these challenges are a great way to cut out the unnecessary and cut straight to the point!

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