Category Archives: myths

openhand’s story

.the dragon prince Mister Openhand, I think maybe it would be okay to quit your day job.

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this is the post that opened the storybook

I am catching up here, having been distracted by some 8 weeks on a film crew, and having a baby (well, Naomi had the baby. At home! Welcome, Ada Corinna Meridian Swinton!), followed by driving a moving truck 2000 miles … Continue reading

Posted in Ada Swinton, alice o'leary, art, art for film and tv, big-time collaboration, Broadus Mobbs, callings, collaborative storybook, damn cat, ekphrasis, friendshp, Grand Canyon, image prompts, making up stories, myths, naomi swinton, painting, picture prompts, poetry, stories, storybook collaborative, tell us a story!, who the heck is alice?, with ah! bright wings, xpalla | 3 Comments

new writing / catching up!

. Here is Grand Canyon, a poem from Tiel Aisha Ansari, creator of the blog, knocking from inside. The poem is from her 3 trips to the Grand Canyon and accompanies this week’s image. . And flesh and rock, from … Continue reading

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7/31/08 image prompt

Hello from the road. Tomorrow we’ll start burning it up. Here is a prompt that reflects the chaos of the moment. Actually it was a fun collaboration with my son, Broadus, but when I look at it now it seems … Continue reading

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7/10/08 image prompt

Good morning! Time for work, gotta go. Here’s a picture. Backstory, and more about Ada, later! . praise, by joyce davis (pepek the assassin) . The Condor Soars, by Lirone, on Words that sing . Bystander, by one more believer, … Continue reading

Posted in 'tis a gift to be simple, ada corinna, art, awakening, birth, callings, children, collaborative storybook, damn cat, ekphrasis, faith, home birth, image prompts, kiss of the wind, myths, new baby..., painting, picture prompts, poetry, prose poem, stories | 18 Comments

6/26/08 image prompt – soup kitchen witch

Hello everyone. Since we never really know what the day will bring (or when we will knock off and go home), I am putting this Thursday image prompt up early and offering both the original and a later (scribble witch) … Continue reading

Posted in angels, art, collaborative storybook, ecphrasis, ekphrasis, faith, image prompts, light, myths, oil painting, painting, picture prompts, poem, poetry, portraits, prose poem, soup kitchen witch, stories | 20 Comments

lots of hummingbirds

around the feeder (me) but still no baby. We are in no hurry. Movie has taken over my life. It feels good to be back in the saddle again. More later. Here are links to new work to go with … Continue reading

Posted in aa, art, art for film and tv, awakening, callings, ecphrasis, electric cow, faith, film work, home birth, image prompts, light, love, myths, painting, picture prompts, poetry, stories, storybook collaborative, the art of recovery, the writing life, works in progress, you can't say you can't play | 13 Comments

lunch break

big, big raindrops starting to fall. movie okay so far. I am getting more paint on the set walls than on myself, making an old hotel in Las Vegas NM look like one in Juarez, Mexico, with color references from … Continue reading

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thursday image prompt 6/5/08

Enjoy. Take in any direction you wish. Backstory later. This one dedicated to the funny, talented, joyful and beautiful lakota, naughty lakota, naughty naughty naughty lakota.

Posted in art, birth, ekphrasis, image prompts, lakota, myths, painting, picture prompts, poetry, prose poem, stories | 26 Comments

new arrivals… and new arrangements

if you have contributed a piece of writing and do not see it here please let me know (painter@rickmobbs.com). I am sorting writing with images in preparation for compiling a real storybook collaborative site elsewhere. I want to make sure … Continue reading

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5/22/06 image post

Hello everyone, greetings from North Carolina. I’ll be here a few more days and then head back to New Mexico. The countdown begins. We are four weeks to Naomi’s due date (6/21). Don’t know whether to expect a boy or … Continue reading

Posted in arkay, art, birth, collaboration, collaborative storybook, ekphrasis, fun stuff, image prompts, love, myths, niebla, painting, picture prompts, poem, poetry, pregnancy, stories, works in progress | 27 Comments

5/16/08 the day late image prompt

Hello everyone. I’m posting this from D.C. It’s gray and overcast here but great to be with family and friends. Here is something for this gray day. Sorry the prompt is a little late. More later. Be well! p.s. mariacristina … Continue reading

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enigmatic emblems

by enigma, who else? these tapestries are examples of some of the painstaking work she does. (When she isn’t blowing up stuff. She runs a SFX company, among other things.) The tapestries are 200 stitches to the inch. Her blog … Continue reading

Posted in art, awakening, callings, collaboration, completion, egnima, image prompts, myths, painting, poetry, stories, tapestry | 5 Comments

oops!

Oops! I guess the thursday prompt arrived on a friday this week. Tells you something about out lives right now! Everything good, just a little upside-down. 

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5/9/08 image prompt

something for your kids, or for the kid in you… from joyce (my uncle pepek’s journal), we have what they said to him . cristine, author of mariacristina, wrote and produced a video (!), cheetah dreams of barefoot boy for … Continue reading

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5/1/08 image prompt

Here is this week’s image. This is a free for all. Children’s efforts welcomed here. . . Greybeard, the author of crackedheadblog, wrote Dark Matter the junkie’s wife wrote, accountable, damn it arkay, of the pessimistic idealist, wrote art thursda … Continue reading

Posted in art, collaboration, collaborative storybook, ekphrasis, image prompts, lucid dreaming, myths, painting, picture prompts, poem, poetry, prosepoem, stories | 20 Comments

a little drawing

(this is not intended as the image prompt, although you are welcome to use it.)

Posted in art, image prompts, myths, picture prompts, poem, poetry, prosepoem, stories | 2 Comments

4/23/08 sun and moon

paisley, author of whypaisley, wrote bird of happiness.

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#22 earth day – seeing eve (pepektheassassin)

seeing eve, for earth day from pepektheassassin, author of the blog, myunclepepeksjournal. (Definitely go over and check out the blog!) .

Posted in art, collaboration, collaborative storybook, ecphrasis, Fibinacci, image prompts, myths, painting, picture prompts, poetry, stories, tapestry, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

4/10/08 image prompt

That week rolled by quickly! Welcome to the collaborative storybook. The image above is the Thursday prompt. Jump right in! Your ideas are welcome here. Colors aren’t quite as true but for higher resolution pic click on image below.

Posted in art, collaboration, collaborative storybook, ecphrasis poetry, fun stuff, image prompts, lucid dreaming, myths, oil painting, picture prompts, poetry, sketchbook, stories, the writing life | 24 Comments

works in progress

Both started from charcoal rubbings. Expect they will both change a lot. Lost my camera so I took these with my laptop. Good only for a rough idea. And, oops! images reversed by laptop camera. Will correct in next take.

Posted in 'tis a gift to be simple, art, dreamtime, faith, healing, myths, painting, stories, visual journal, works in progress | 3 Comments

the collaborative storybook

I am trying to find a graceful way to publish in one place all the stories and poems and myths contributed, and to create an easily read storybook. I first tried posting all the pictures and responses on one page … Continue reading

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about image prompts

I have added this page – the collaborative storybook to have a place to post the myths, stories and poems arriving in response to the image prompts I put up here on a weekly basis. Look for a new image … Continue reading

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an open invitation to write about a painting, or two…

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 … Continue reading

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trials of the ugga bugga man

or, one person’s ceiling is another one’s floor, or, the worlds we carry do get heavy sometimes. Maybe, I’m glad the snake is friendly? I am finding that as much as I love this blogging experience, and the people I … Continue reading

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a moody little drawing

a moody little painting sits atop a moody little piece of writing

Posted in art, dark, love, moody little thing, myths, oil painting, poetry, stories | 5 Comments

a moody little piece of nonsense

Water is the sound of small boys throwing stones and chunks of iron and old bones into the ocean. Water is the sound of bones dissolving. Water is a black sound. Is there a blacker sound? “Who goes there?” asks … Continue reading

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collaboration #2, on ‘standing in the shadows’, a poem by oz on a painting by rick

I am honored that the very able and gifted Ozymandiaz (ocellus) responded to the invitation to make up a story about the painting below with the poem below that. Please visit his blog for more great stuff. (I would like … Continue reading

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johemmant’s story (florescence) a collaboration

This post is a collaborative effort. Johemmant, author of floresence, wrote the wonderfully evocative story accompanying the painting below. Please visit her blog to read many more wonderful and beautiful things. h (jo’s story) We were resting after a long … Continue reading

Posted in angels, art, collaboration, dreamtime, ecphrasis poetry, florescence, jo, johemment, myths, painting, poetry, standing in the shadows, stories, the writing life | 8 Comments