Friday Fictioneers: Creating a Still-life

Jocelyn had an idea. She went to the antique mall and scoured the booths for just the right items. She created a white back drop, then painted it black, then changed it to an earthy brown.

She arranged her items, just so, and brought out her flexible light. She attached it to one side and then the other, adjusting it until she created the shadows she wanted.

She took a few pictures and looked at them on her lap top. Then she took a few more.

Finally, after a few weeks, she was ready to paint.

This week’s photo: © Valerie J. Barrett

Friday Fictioneers is a weekly 100 word writing challenge inspired by a picture prompt. Click here to read other stories.


50 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Creating a Still-life

    • I love the process an artist goes through. Of course each process is as unique as the art itself, but for this, if it were a painting, and my character painted it, it might go something like this.


  1. Beautiful story about someone who takes their art seriously. There’s always a lot of skill and hard work involved before inspiration and creativity can run free.

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  2. Processes and preparations are unique to each artist, I believe. Same with writing – the timing, the moment when the project is ready to appear, can’t be forced. Nicely portrayed in this piece.

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