Friday, June 24, 2011

Pastiche Project - Prism Poems

Oh my... It's been a LONG time since posting! But I've been busy. This is the project I've been working on for the past couple weeks - another pastiche of sorts, generated by brainstorming and writing sessions from my Writers of AntiquiTea meetings with Lisa.

We're calling this project Prism Poems - 3 unique poems showing different facets of people. So, take a look at the title of each poem and enjoy the artwork that was chosen to go along with each piece. Then, read each poem! And as always, feedback is GREATLY appreciated!!!  THANKS! :)

Oatmeal Soul

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pastiche Project: Terminus

Another Pastiche Project! So, for our latest Writers of AntiquiTea meeting, Lisa and I decided to be manly and leave the fairy tale emotions behind. We wanted to step outside our comfort zones and give ourselves a challenge. She chose to write about a bull fight. I chose to write about a gladiator. Surprisingly similar topics, but different enough that we were able to write uniquely. Here's what I learned while creating this project:

  1. It is really really hard for this girl to write about fighting. It was like pulling teeth. I really know nothing about physical combat.
  2. Researching gladiators is fascinating.
  3. I couldn't find a song to go with this project. I tried lots, but none of them worked. I wanted something epic (but not too 'big' sounding)... Something with heartbeat-like drums (that's not too creepy). Apparently, this music doesn't exist yet. My husband said he preferred the story without music, so I decided to leave it at that.
  4. I'm thinking that next time I do a Pastiche I'm going to start with a song, and then find a piece of art, and THEN write the story...
So, here it is... And, if you like, leave me a comment with your feedback! I cherish feedback. :)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Writing Project: The Kiss

I wrote this as part of an experimental creative writing project for my self-inflicted writing group homework. I'm calling it a Pastiche Project as it is meant to combine several different types of art. This one uses an image that I edited, a song that I found, and a short story that I wrote. So, to fully experience the project do the following:

1. Turn your speakers on and hit play on the youtube video link. No need to watch the video, it's just to play the music.
2. Take a look at the image.
3. Read the short story! Be sure to comment once you've experienced it and let me know your thoughts!!! :)