Saturday, September 13, 2014

Notebooking Daily Writing Exercise August 13, 2014

August 13: Ekphrasis Day!

Today we'll work off of a couple pieces of art. Pick one and write about it. Whether you place yourself in the scene, with the artist as they're creating, with people viewing the art objectively (or subjectively even--an imagined insider scoop perhaps), or wherever you decide to approach the piece from, that is completely your prerogative.

1) This photo of three polar bears by the amazing photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen who has an exhibit right now at the San Diego Natural History Museum that I cannot recommend highly enough.


2) Alex Ruiz's surreal imagining of Van Gogh painting Starry Night


3) This deteriorating cityscape by Dudu Torres



Have fun with the pictures, and remember, if nothing strikes you right away, just pick a direction and go with it for fifteen or twenty minutes. Notebooking is about getting yourself actively writing, producing bits to harvest from later.

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