Foxes are a playful lot, and if folk tales are to be believed, crafty, too. I’ve already posted an edition featuring my all-time favorite animal; this week is dedicated to its smaller, slyer cousin. Let’s write a foxy piece, shall we?
mina_milk, jump, 2011. Watercolor. Via flickr.
Utagawa Hiroshige, New Year’s Eve Foxfires at the Changing Tree Oji, No. 118, 1857, from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. Woodblock print.
Hollie Chastain, Punched Tin Dreaming. Mixed media collage. www.holliechastain.com
And, yes, this is what happens when fox meets wolf. (Apologies for the poor quality. Apparently Fox — as in 20th Century Fox, not Mr. Fox — is a stickler for posting clips online. Crafty bastards.)
‘Tis the season for work parties, cocktail parties, and ugly sweater parties. All of which mean one thing: time to get serious about dusting off your party tricks. No more procrastinating. Otherwise you’ll soon find yourself in a roomful of people staring at you, waiting for your showcase, and you’ll have nothing. Nothing, I tell you.
At a loss? Never fear, Three Things is here: following are three party tricks for you (or your characters, I suppose, if you prefer to live vicariously through your writing) to steal. Now get on it.
The Conjurer, 16th century. Unattributed copy of Hieronymus Bosch’s The Conjurer, 1475–1505 (Musée Municipal in St.-Germain-en-Laye). Oil on wood. The Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Joe Hargan, A Balanced View. Oil on canvas.
Hollie Chastain, Adalyn’s Party Trick I. Found paper collage. www.holliechastain.com
P.S. Speaking of parties, we’re having one this week right here at Hazel & Wren: THAT’S RIGHT, OPEN MIC IS THIS WEEK! Submit your work-in-progress today and tomorrow, and join in the wild workshopping on Wednesday!
Please note: We’ll be taking a break from Open Mic in January, so this is your last chance to participate for two whole months! Open Mic will resume its normal monthly schedule on February 8th, 2012.