hidden inspiration

Yesterday I saw a chandelier discarded in the snow by the sidewalk. Someone had put it out for the trash. It was gaudy and broken but the snow made it beautiful and I was kicking myself that I didn’t have my camera. I wanted to take it home with me. But I took a picture in my mind instead and filed it away. The naked cherubs. The painted fruit. The white snow like whipped cream. Snow has a way of framing the world in white space. It crops the objects around it and helps us zoom in on the details. Bike spokes. The curve of a tree limb. Texture and pattern. The world can become monochromatic or full of contrast. Objects pop. Or disappear.  

Creative prompt: What is the story snow tells us? How does the weather perceive us? Tell your story from the point of view of the elements. How many different kinds of white are there? Explore white space. Play in the snow.


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