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4/9 Weekly Creativity Challenge Winner and New Prompt

We’ve been reaching for beautiful things this week! (and I’m new to this WordPress editing system, so bear with me!) Four great entries, but the challenge winner this week is Carmen Torbus with her gorgeous painting titled “Reach”.  Carmen said, “This is my favorite painting and it’s perfect for this week’s creative contest!”.  Yes, indeed, Carmen, congrats!


From Cathy Coley, a haiku…


My baby drops it,

I bend over to reach it,

and get stuck that way.

From Bec Thomas, a photograph titled “Reaching Up”.  Bec also has a nice tag line in her email: “The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE.” Ernst Haas


And from me (Kelly), a photograph titled “Reaching Out”, a photo I took while walking around downtown St. Petersburg, FL, early one morning in back in February while I was there for our state student government conference. 


This week’s prompt: “Farm”
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, April 14, 2009.  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 challenge, 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.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. cathy #

    congratultions carmen! that is a beautiful painting, love the swirly blue-green-beige background.

    i felt myself going too cliche, so when i zigged when the baby zagged as i bent over, this is what came out. i had fun with it.

    i was just looking at that photo by bec the other day! i love it. reminds me of many a day lying under trees watching the sky…

    kelly, those flowers pop out of your photo.

    April 8, 2009
  2. Thank you so much!!!

    April 8, 2009
  3. Lol Earnest Haas has some of the best photography quotes!

    April 8, 2009
  4. Jen #

    Great entries — congrats Carmen!

    I could totally relate to Cathy’s haiku! Loved the gorgeous images here. Thanks again for keeping the weekly challenge going, Kelly!

    April 10, 2009

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