One of the biggest things I’m learning from all these art games is that I need to warm up. Just like in a figure drawing session, where the model changes positions every ten, twenty, and thirty seconds. However, even after so many sketches for this week’s project, I think I’ve exhausted the possibilities. You can thank me later for not posting the ten other drawings and stories that led up to this post!
It has also been like a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle. The random words from the bag are so incongruous that even when I come up with something, that made a little bit of sense, it hasn’t resulted in great art. Basically, it is a whole bunch of warm up exercises. Fun, but not great art.
This week’s random prompt words were Blueberry, Willow Tree, and Crayon.Read more: Week #3 of Creativity Gymnastics
The Me Tree
“Momma?” asked the little girl. “What happens if you plant a crayon and a blueberry?”
“I guess you get a crayon tree growing out of the blueberry,” answered Momma.
“So what happens if you plant a blueberry and a tree and crayons?”
“You get a blueberry tree made out of crayons.”
The little girl thought for a second and then asked Momma “….And what happens if you plant…
“Willow, what are you getting at?
“I’m trying to get at a blueberry, crayon, Me tree.”
“A me tree?” asked the mother.
“Yes, a tree – a tree with my name Willow, but a tree.” The little girl gave a wide happy grin at her mother.
“I guess you get crayons that grow a blueberry, with willow tree sprouting from it?”
“Maybe,” thought Willow, “you get a crayon-colored Me Tree with a blueberry sun!”
And so we come to the end of week #3. Did that make any sense at all? It was a tough one.
I’ve already picked my random words. Ready? (I’m not.) Beach Glass, Rabbit, Circles