This week I would like to suggest the topic "Still Life." Everyone has seen artists' still life paintings, I know, but here is a definition: A still life is a painting featuring an arrangement of inanimate, everyday objects, whether natural objects (flowers, food, wine, etc.) or manufactured items (books, bottles, crockery, etc.). Here is a still life painting by Kevin Frank:
What I would like to suggest this week is that you write a poem based on a "still life." You can find a painting of an artist or photograph of a photographer and write to it if you wish. But MY preference would be that you set up your own 'still life' scene, photograph it, share it with us, and write something based on your OWN photo. Fruits, flowers, ANY inanimate objects. Or if you are by chance a painter, share your painting and write a poem about that! Lots of options.
Today I photographed a few 'still life pictures' of things I have in my own home. I do not know if I will use one of these photos to write to or whether I will set up another scene, but I thought I would share these to give you ideas. And also to let you know that the photograph of your inanimate object does not need to be of professional quality.
Once you have a 'still life' photo, write about it. Perhaps tell us why it is significant. Perhaps get inside one of the things photographed, and write from its perspective.
Though it would be fun to see your own photograph, if you are not a photographer, find a still life photo on the web that appeals to you. And write based on it.
Mr. Linky may not appear today, but will appear tomorrow. That will give you a little time to photograph, think, write, and blog. I hope you will enjoy this. I look forward to reading what each of you writes. (And don't forget to visit other jammers' writings as well.)