Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Come Away, O’ Human Child”
Come away, O human child!The Stolen Child – W.B. Yeats
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Both the Marble and the Sculptor”
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.Alexis Carrel
I love the places where art intersects – the conversation that occurs between different art forms. How paintings can inspire photographs and photographs can inspire writing…Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Photographs That Look Like Paintings”
In Ancient Chinese philosophy, Yin and Yang symbolize balance between contrasting, but complementary forces. Light and dark, male and female, summer and winter, old and young, black and white. The following photos beautifully illustrate that concept.Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Yin & Yang”
Angels – unknowable, powerful, beautiful – they’ve long captivated my and others’ imaginations. They have been depicted in many ways throughout time – from chubby-cheeked cherubim to ageless creatures with long flowing locks and feathered wings. Angels can be messengers or avengers, guardians or monsters. For today’s photo prompt Friday, write a story or a poem about an angel or angelic being.Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Where Angels Fear to Tread”
Photos and images can have a weight or a weightlessness, a heaviness or softness. How do you convey weight (or lack thereof) in writing?Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Ethereal”
In honor of the month of MerMay, I thought today’s photo prompts should be inspired by the Merfolk. Alternately thought to be alien, strange, beautiful, dangerous, dark, alluring and mysterious, these creatures of the deep have long inhabited the human consciousness. In fact, the earliest legend of mermaids was recorded in Syria in 1000 BC…Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: From the Deep”
There are some places in the world that seem too beautiful to be true. They’re more like locations in fantasy books than naturally occurring phenomena on our planet! What appeals to you about these photos? Is it the vibrant colors? The desolation? The natural beauty? What do you find surprising? Strange? Other-wordly or surreal? Try to incorporate some of these elements into your next story.Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Unbelievable Natural Landscapes”
The greatest fantasy art tells a story without words. You can feel the setting, see the emotions on the character’s face, smell the sea or the woods. Great art transports you. What story are these works of fantasy art telling?Continue reading “Photo Prompt Friday: Fantasy Art”
Whenever I’m in a new place in my travels, I love to look at doorways. Doorways can tell you a lot about a place. Are they open or closed? Thin or heavy? Old or new? What colors are they? How tall or short? Are they simple or ornate?
But beyond their physical appearance, I think doorways can serve as metaphors. Doorways represent possibility. They represent potential for change. They could be beginnings or endings. Portals between one world and the next or even dead ends. Doorways can be invitations or, as with some vampire stories, obstacles. Doors can make you feel safe or fill you with dread…Continue reading “Friday Photo Prompts: Doorways”