I had the very great luck to come across Chalkboard on Medium, a wonderful publication filled with imaginative poetry. Every week a prompt is posted up, with readers encourage to create their own One Line poem of 30 words or less. These poetry sketches, training almost, have been a brilliant way to get writing again – write quickly, finish quickly, stretch your thinking with quick improvisation, and on themes that may not have entertained before – it’s transformed my writing: I write, let go and move on much more quickly now – a joy!
The Chalkboard community is filled with such lovely, talented writers. It’s fantastic to see what others come up with for the same prompt. If you’re a creative type, I recommend taking a trip over and joining in!
Now I have quite a few One Line poems under my belt (they usually appear at medium.com/@cieturvey first) and apparently I’ve managed to write over 100 fairytale sketches at The Last Pearl over the last few years, I decided to bring everything together in one place – instagram.com/cie.turvey. A one-stop shop for me to see everything easily… plus with any luck a little project like this might make me write more consistently!
Life has been quietly busy, as such things go.
I’ve been plotting an escape from mundane things, however – 2016 shall be a year of cultural adventure! It’s almost criminal to live so close to London and not partake in its rich delights, so it’s time to rectify things.
And I’ve lately tracked down the cause of a health issue, and now looking forward to it finally being sorted soon. *dances, albeit crookedly at present* This means a clean bill of health at the turn of year as well, and with any luck I’ll finally finish off a number of projects that have been languishing.
At the moment, work ticks on in the background. I’m breaking in some new health habits, greatly aided by many an autumnal walk along the riverbank amongst the fading golden trees.
The above was inspired by a Hans Christian Andersen drawing (#16152), which can be seen here.
A new spring has sprung. A thousand furs is a world of fairy tales – a multitude of feelings and faces reveal themselves as you move through the shadows. A thousand reflections – shimmering nature, she wears a thousand crowns, a thousand mantles, so many different skins.
Here begins a detailed account of my artworks (printing, watercolours, sketches), textile art and all manner of things I make…