Relationships have always been a source of inspiration for artists. For the painter, use an unfamiliar medium to create an image of a relationship that is dear to your heart. For writers, use the third person stance to describe your relationship with your significant other. For photographers, describe loving relationships by taking photos of inanimate objects.
Submissions will be accepted until April 28th. View previous creative exercise submissions here.
CAT nodded. Although a small eater, her excellent hunting skills made her notorious — especially in Asia, where women are expected to be submissive, pale and skinny. That’s why she plays with her food a lot, sometimes skips them altogether. She can’t help the killing, but she can at least watch her weight.
Men keep telling her to stop the killing, saying it is cruel. There is no need to hunt. They would feed her and even dress her up. They promise her a good life thereafter, as long as she listens. She doesn’t trust them. Men change. Her claws and teeth stay. She constantly hones the skills she will need back on the street.
She usually kills behind their backs, sweeping the remains under the carpet or the dishwasher to save them the screaming and pretentious mourning at the crime scene. They can’t even sue her. Cats are not liable for murders in court.
“Men need someone to blame for the wrongs of the world. They are probably just jealous. You should be proud,” CAT told SHARK.
Megan Staley is an amateur filmmaker and the subject of WIP, one of the short films we previously featured. Megan submitted “The Pearly Gates” as her first class exercise at the New York Film Academy that used a digital camera and live sound.
The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating. (Pearl S. Buck)
The inner fire is the most important thing that mankind possesses. (Edith Sodergran)
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. (Scott Adams)