This prompt ties in a bit with yesterday’s blog post regarding painting and writing, how they coincide in artistic conduct.
Paint Chips are a favorite of mine to begin a write, a warmup, something that can lead to a bigger piece. Names of paints are fabulous. I can spend a long time in a hardware store in the paint section. These names can lead to a story or poem, or just a title for either. Over the years, this exercise was used numerous times with our writing group.
I have randomly pulled four chips from my stash. If you can work all four into your poem or story, great, or one may catch your eye and may be the only name you need. Perhaps something recently happened in your world that you can tie the name(s) to your experience or memory that might represent an emotion, or action.
Cowgirl Blue, Summer Harvest, Sky Glass, Candy Floss,
An example from a writers group evening follows:
Sand Dollar Perfume Haze Breakfast Biscuit Mist Spirit
Cliffs, stones and dunes reflect miles of
weathered and worn shores.
Mists of spirits rise tall over a shape of a sand dollar
and perfumes of haze tuck tight against cottages.
Breakfast biscuits warm, the whistle of wind taps gently,
a field mouse skitters into a hole.
Let’s see what you can do!