Not thinking, writing, doing (well… much, anyway!)
And feeling good for it!
Enjoying the moment, loving the view, simply kicking back with nothing to do…
With a backdrop of flashing lights and special effects
The talent reaches the end of her show
The crowd, all hyped up and hot from dancing
Now know it is time to go.
The encores all over, the lights finally go out
And the door takings show yet another good night.
It’s Illustration Friday time again. These Fridays are coming around fast, aren’t they? Actually, it’s Monday, but last Friday’s (and therefore this week’s) topic is Talent.
Slightly easier than Whisper or Wool, I suppose, but only just. I decided to go with a quick splurge of colour to create a cartoon with the star of the show reaching the end of her crowd pleasing number. You can tell it’s a cartoon by the out-sized hands and awful shoes. No real celebrity would allow themselves to be seen on stage dressed like that either. But cartoon celebrities… they have the amazing talent of being able to do absolutely anything. Even sing in front of a massive explosion.
From a note inside a Thank You card sent to the Elite Force of Britain:
My Dearest EFB,
I cannot express my thanks and gratitude enough for the recent help you have provided to me and my friends, and, of course, for the wonderful gift of £15,000.00 for my work in creating the new Uniqueorn Structure, which was highly unexpected but graciously received.
Utmost thanks must go to The Diver though, for he helped to rescue my party when my yacht, Mirage, became caught on that sandbank the other week. Although none of us are sure as to how the sandbank suddenly appeared when it wasn’t there a split second earlier, it was handy that The Diver was in the vicinity to rescue us.
We were concerned to see and hear the massive explosion shortly after the rescue, and hoped for The Diver’s safety. Fortunately, we caught the news report later that day, which informed us he was chasing a submarine being used by henchmen of the Octolord, and luckily for everyone, he stopped them.
So, keep up the good work, EFB, and if you ever need another structure creating don’t hesitate to ask!
Kind Regards, and Many Thanks,
A few weeks ago, I was stuck for something to write.
Actually, there’s nothing new there – I’m very often stuck for something to write, but one particular day I wrote about my creative juices not flowing as well as they ‘usually’ do.
Nancy, of Spirit Lights The Way, suggested that I use her Writer’s Desk contest as a prompt, which I promptly did.
I wrote a 99 word piece called A Desk Without A Chair. I posted a link to it on Nancy’s site, but only intended to enter for fun, not to actually enter the competition or anything. I suppose in actually entering my entry I’d actually entered. But, I had entered and that was that.
I’ve only been selected to be one of the final seven finalists! My ghast has never been so flabbered, I don’t mind saying.
The other six entries are actually better than mine, although my Inner Poet is screaming that I add ‘marginally!’ As I wouldn’t want to anger my Inner Poet, I have to comply… but don’t take my word for it. Click HERE to visit Nancy’s post to read all of the entries… and whilst you’re there, select your favourite entry in the little voting box she’s got going on there.
I’ve selected my favourite – and no, before you ask, it wasn’t my own!