Last week, feeling on the moody side, I posted an image without an accompanying poem or explanation, asking if anyone would like to make up a story to go with the image. Jo of floresence and Oz of ozymandiaz responded and the result was two of the most interesting and original posts on this blog. Since I have way more original images than I have things to say about them I would like to offer them up for others to play with.
These are narrative paintings, but I don’t always take the time to locate the stories and anyway, my interpretations shift and change according to the day and context, so other’s takes on the images are usually as valid and sometimes a lot more interesting than my own.
We could try something like the format of ‘Totally Optional Prompts’, or do something more informal on a weekly basis and just wing it. We can begin with these two images. Anyone who wishes to write about one or the other or both can post on their blog and send me a link, which I will then post here. Also, please feel free to copy and paste the images into your post on your blog. If that doesn’t work or you would like a higher resolution copy please just ask in the comments section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Clicking on the images below should take you to the same image of a higher resolution.)
(I tried to post these side by side but that is beyond me just now.)