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April 2017

Cashing in My Chips... for creative writing


I'm bold when I'm painting on canvas, less so when I'm painting my walls.   As a result,  I've hoarded paint chips over the years, along with all the quirky color names. In the hope of creating a cool collage, I cut a bunch of them up with deckle-edged scissors.  The collage was a bust.  But the remaining names looked interesting.  so I put them in a little box on my desk -- for "Paint Chip Poetry".

If I'm stuck on a writing project (creative writing, business writing, correspondence -- it really doesn't matter).  I pull out a few chips at random and rearrange them to make a silly story , e.g. The sailor with a Grey Beard and a voice like Cracked Slate secretly collecting Water Irises as a hobby. Not even close to poetry, but a great way to get my mind un-blocked so I can move to the next task. 

Whatever it takes to keep the thoughts flowing....