Today marks Hazel & Wren’s sixth birthday! While we celebrate quietly amongst ourselves, let’s write about a birthday balloon (or another occasion that calls for a balloon). Cheers!
Julie Blackmon, Birthday Girl, from Domestic Vacations. Photograph. www.julieblackmon.com
Jasper Oostland, Zwarte ballon (Black balloon), 2007. Acrylic/silver foil on canvas. www.jasperoostland.com
David Graeme Baker, Cutout, 2013. Oil on panel. www.davidgbakerpainting.com
This week let’s focus on family dynamics, or at least a moment in a family’s day. Will the moment you choose be mundane or fraught with emotion? Quiet or chaotic? Here are three moments in three different families to get you started.
Julie Blackmon, Stolen Kiss, from Domestic Vacations series. Photograph. www.julieblackmon.com
William Eggleston, Black family by the sea, published in Los Alamos, 2002. Photograph. www.egglestontrust.com
Larry Sultan, Close Up, 1992, from Pictures from Home series. Photograph. www.larrysultan.com
This week I’ve been pondering flying babies. Oh fine, maybe not… maybe I just happened across one of the below photographs and I thought it would make a crackin’ good writing prompt. Either way: this week, let’s study these babes suspended in mid-air and come up with a story behind them. Go!
Julie Blackmon, Baby Toss, 2009. Photograph. www.julieblackmon.com
Stephen Marc, Chicago, Illinois, from the series “The Black Trans-Atlantic Experience“, 1988. Photograph. Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri.
Rachel Hulin, Untitled, from Flying Henry series. Photograph. www.rachelhulin.com