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3/04 Weekly creativity contest winner & new prompt

Beautiful submissions for this week’s creativity contest on the prompt “light.” Our winner is Cathy Coley, for a haiku image pairing. I love the simplicity of what Cathy did — just showing up and looking into the every day. Congratulations, Cathy — your $10 gift certificate is on its way.


in the new morning light
quiet and promise
are all I need to write




From Juliet Bell: “This is an oil painting I completed recently. It is painted from a photo I took of a morning glory blossom outside my kitchen door after an August rain. I changed the orientation of the light to appear to be coming from inside the blossom. It is entitled ‘Glory After a Morning Rain.'” [Editor’s note: OK, so this BEAUTIFUL painting is actually hanging on the wall in my new library….]



From Amy Grennell, a beautifully textured pair of images — one an altered version of the other? I wasn’t able to ask Amy what media she used — Amy, please tell us!




From Kelly Warren: “Here are two photos for you….one of one of lights of my life, and one of the light of her life.  I love the way the light plays off both of them in these pictures, highlighting Sarah’s jumble of lovely red curls and Bunny’s pensive thoughts.”




From me (Miranda), a haiku image pair:


Inside the new house
we orient ourselves to
southern exposure



This week’s prompt: “Dance”
Use the prompt however you like — literally, or a tangential theme. All media are welcome. Please e-mail your entries to by 10:00 p.m. eastern time (GMT -5) on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. The winning entry receives a $10 gift certificate to Writers should include their submission directly in the body text of their e-mail. Visual artists and photographers should attach an image of their work as a jpeg. Enter as often as you like; multiple submissions for a single prompt are welcome. There is no limit to how many times you can win the weekly contest, either. (You do not have to be a contributor to this blog in order to enter. All are invited to participate.) All submissions are acknowledged when received; if you do not receive e-mail confirmation of receipt within 24 hours, please post a comment here. Remember, the point is to stimulate your output, not to create a masterpiece. Keep the bar low and see what happens. Dusting off work you created previously is OK too. For more info, read the original contest blog post.

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  1. Sorry this post is up so late — another crazy morning around here!

    March 4, 2009
  2. cathy #

    no worries, miranda, and thank you! i almost added another photo entry re: some sunlight on the recent snow i finally got here, then decided, nah, the other will do. i guess it did!

    juliet’s painting is hard to believe it’s an oil painting. i can smell that morning glory! ( aleast that’s what i think it is)

    amy, yours has me in mind of that cloth and paper that change color with sun exposure…very pretty anyway.

    kelly, wonderful photos! i can see them hagin side my side so bunny and girl are facing each other….might be a nice bedroom wall addie for her.

    miranda, love the photo of the window on the floor…aaaahh…southern exposure…

    March 4, 2009
  3. cathy #

    haha! i just went back for second look and read the caption around juliet’s – morning glory it is!

    March 4, 2009
  4. Jen #

    Congratulations, Cathy! “Quiet and promise” — may we all have as much of that as we need, huh? (Or at least enough to get by, day to day!)

    Wonderful entries all around. Juliet’s painting is fantastic. Love the glimmering raindrops! I just had to smile at Kelly’s sweet photo pair. Very interesting composition and textures in your photo, Miranda! And I too would love to hear more about what’s going on in Amy’s entry….

    Thanks as always!

    March 4, 2009
  5. Everyone’s submissions are wonderful!

    Kelly, I especially love that pic of Bunny…It’s darling!

    March 4, 2009
  6. Charlotte #

    Julie! You did the morning glory painting! I’m so glad! It’s absolutely beautiful; exactly the right blue, and how DID you do those raindrops?

    Southern exposure, Miranda…. yum.

    March 5, 2009
  7. all great entries, and all so different! congrats, cath!

    and i agree with the others…i can’t believe juliet’s painting is a painting! it looks like a photo!

    March 6, 2009
  8. Juliet #

    I just got back in to see the comments. Thank you all for the lovely remarks. Yes, Charlotte, your suggestion kept flittering about in my head until I took that photo and knew that was just what I wanted to paint. Glad you like it.

    March 8, 2009

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