A quote from Dianna Wynne Jones, author of many, many well-loved books, such as the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy:
…somewhere, somewhen, someone is going to read your book at a time when such things stick for life. And you have to make it the kind of book that is worth remembering that vividly for that long. You have to make it an experience in its own right.
Reflections On the Magic of Writing by Dianna Wynne Jones
Do it. You know you want to, because you know somewhere, somewhen in your life, someone wrote a story – or told you a story – that stuck with you. That changed you, changed what you wanted to do, changed who and how you wanted to be in your life.
Chromophobia: The greatest conspiracy in ancient art
There’s also, I think, the heavy bias in art photography: That only black and white photos are “fine art”.
My favorite visual art in high school has pencil drawing. Sharp lines, smooth, detailed shading, no color.
I also did watercolor. It was color, but with shading and blending.
I tried oilpainting. I think a key skill there is mixing colors – and I was terrible at it.
What sculpture I did was made from items that already had their own colors.
So what about you and color in art?
And how many of us are working from home when we’re writing, composing, painting?
Good tips there.
Having seen the Mona Lisa in the Louvre, seeing this now was interesting.
Kind of a compositional, structural study or plan for the painting?