Sunday, January 3, 2010

Three Line Novel

It's been quite pleasant to have time to read the newspaper, something that I haven't been able to do for a few months. I have found all kinds of tidbits that have sparked my interest and got me to thinking. Like I really need one more spark, I've got an inferno going on in my head as it is.

There was a review of Felix Feneon's 'NOVELS IN THREE LINES' - a collection of over a thousand 3 line stories that were published in a French newspaper in the early 1900s. It got me to thinking ... could I possibly be able to say something with such brevity. I think perhaps not, but it sure would be a good exercise for me to try.

I have decided to combine it with the other exercise that I attempted last year and failed. Sounds promising, ehe. I intended to create something each day, using one of the hundreds of wonderful quotes that I have collected for decades. Either from a photo that I've taken or something hands on, like a collage, an ink creation, and ATC or an Inchie. It lasted for four whole days. Of course I did create a fair number because that's the focus of my Photo Art line, but I did not do it with consistency.

I can be fairly focused and productive when there is an expectation, but let me loose and I'm off in some other direction and I forget to re-visit my original intention. One of my New Year - New Decade objectives revolves around FOCUS & RESULT.

And so, right here, right now, I am announcing that I am up there swinging again - going to try to get past four days. I am publicly committing to have a photo/creation for each day of this entire year and have created a blog simply for that.

An even bigger challenge for me is to keep it to a SNIPPET - three, and only three lines. If Felix could write a whole novel and get his idea across with that, then surely I can. I will continue to get my fill of yattering here:)

So don't be afraid to visit. I promise, it will be quick! And if you notice me slacking off & falling behind, or getting too wordy ... call me on it!

The Daily Muse:

By the way - if any of the images speak to you, they can be ordered as cards or photos.


Anonymous said...

Hey Ev, I have a better idea - how about creating something on Ebay everyday for a year?! (haha) I miss seeing your work already!


EvScott said...

Now THAT would be a challenge, Jill! I'll be doing good if I get something on before April. lol Actually I do intend to start again within the next couple weeks - I miss it too.

Susan said...


Maybe we should have a before and after picture contest of all our studios for AHA. I'll bet there would be an equal amount of messy studios and ultra neat ones! Sadly, I will always fall into the messy category that's just who I am. I like everything at my fingertips. I am anxious to get started on my studio so I can have fun! Susan

EvScott said...

That would be a great challenge ... we should think about that for AHA! I think I'd win hands down - but I'm afraid that my after picture would be exactly the same as the before:)

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