Dear Guests, Patrons and People Who Don’t Know Anything about Art Yet Insist on Showing Up,
Thank you for joining us on this second night of Bonnywood’s Annual Cultural Arts Festival and Bacchanalia. It’s been a hoot of a day, hasn’t it? That Salvador Dali Sack Race in the Japanese Grotto this afternoon was certainly an eye-opener. Who knew that so many participants would end up passed out in the Koi Pond? Perhaps we shouldn’t have served sake at the starting line.
Enough of that. To launch us on this evening’s activities, we have another entry in our 3-Word Challenge. Please relax and enjoy the presentation, and let’s not have any of that panty-throwing we had at this morning’s Picasso Jamboree. We don’t mind the liberation, of course, but we do mind the legal fallout caused by an especially sparkly thong blinding one of the Cubist Tap Dancers.
Artiste: Claudette at “Ceenoa”
Three Words: colorful, startling, explosion
Medium: Mixed Media
And here we go…
Red – A Short Paragraph Story
She couldn’t believe how much red there was on her hands, and dripping off the thin knife still held in them. Anger now cooled, she watched as each droplet hit the floor with a small explosion of startling violence, and thought how beautiful the pattern was that it created. Shaking her head at her dreaming, she wondered what she should do now. “Have I really killed you?” she mused, “No, for where there is Death, there is Life”, and she swiped her palette knife over the canvas and a fresh colourful creation was born.
This story has been percolating in my brain for a month or more. Thankfully this challenge post from Brian brought it to the boil when he sent me my 3 words yesterday: startling, colourful, explosion. As soon as I got them I knew that they fit this short paragraph story, and so, here it is.
This piece has been nominated in the following categories:
The Georgia O’Keeffe Award for Voluptuous Color Saturation with Possible Hints of Subtle Sensuality.
The Missy Higgins Award for lyrical precision, brevity and admirable quirkiness.
The “Hey, This Would Make a Great Cellphone Cover!” Award, sponsored by Samsung.
Gratitude Award from the founder of Bonnywood Manor.
You can review more of Claudette’s portfolio by clicking here.
If you are interested in joining the 3-Word Challenge, you can find the details here.
If you wish to sign an affidavit that no one was actually PUSHED into the Koi Pond, please drop by and have a chat with our legal team in the White Bronco Conference Room.
Final Note: The opening image is of Picasso’s “Ma Jolie”, turned on its side. Just because.
Categories: 3-Word Challenge