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: http://evscottstoo.blogspot.com/
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