June 5, 2014. Prompt #36
Today we turn to the Smithsonian’s image gallery to be inspired by one of the thousands of images there. Warning: This is a mesmerizing site. Don’t get so lost in exploring that you forget to write.
- Go to www.siris.si.edu.
- In the “Search All Catalogs” box on the right, type in a keyword. (If you can’t decide on a keyword, type in “summer.”)
- When you receive your search results, scan the images until you find one that inspires you. If you can’t decide which to use, choose the 3rd one.
- Enlarge it and free write for five minutes, noting any questions, emotions or observations that arise while you look at the image.
- Next, circle three words or phrases that stand out for you. Write one of them at the top of new piece of paper. Write for more fifteen minutes.
Tomorrow: Further Writing Tips and Variations for Writing Groups