The first time you do anything, you’re going to mess up and make a few mistakes. It’s part of the learning process. It’s not training if it ain’t raining. Far better to encounter the problems in a controlled environment with a mentor at your elbow giving you tips, than in the real world when you’re miles from help. I’m not saying we’re know-it-alls here. But we are trying to learn, and this is a place to learn how to do things with creativity, because there’s no wrong way to art, until there is.
|AC Young||Should she play the Ace of Rockets, or would that be trumped? (Oh, why did they have to change the suits of the cards – she didn’t think she’d ever get used to the new ones!)||nother Mike|
|Becky Jones||The cat popped up from behind the dryer. Clinging desperately to its collar was a small fairy.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||“Mother’s Little Helper” by the Rolling Stones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OusADDs_3ps||Cedar Sanderson|
|nother Mike||There were six firecrackers in his pocket…||Becky Jones|
|Cedar Sanderson||The dusty, empty, shelf||AC Young|
Writing on command, or drawing, or any other creative action, is imperative to becoming a disciplined artist. Waiting for inspiration to strike is like standing in the field shaking your fist at the sky… and honey, it’s all blue up there.
|Spare||“Atom bomb, shmatom bomb. Anyone have a _challenge_?”|
|Spare||Wanna see me pull a rabbit out of my hat? That trick never works…|
|Spare||As he/she walked across the field, flowers started blooming everywhere he/she had stepped…|
|Spare||The tracks in the concrete were at least two feet long. Each foot!|
If you want to get good at this, if you want to develop the six-pack abs of art, you have to exercise. Do it. Check your form. Do it again, and do it daily.
See you in the comments, flexing!