I’ve been making a concerted effort to cut back on my social media snacking. You know, a few bites on Facebook, a couple more on Twitter, some more reading blogs and my snacking has become a five-course meal. So I needed a change of scenery both to distract and inspire.
Write Anywhere #7: Art Museum
A midday walk through the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa was just the ticket. The walls of the former mansion of oil baron Waite Phillips were filled with beautiful artworks. Unfortunately they don’t allow photos to be taken so I can’t show you. You’ll just have to settle for the gardens.
Besides working on a scene in my WIP, I made a stab at a bit of poetry while enjoying the museum. Definitely not a poet, but it was fun to challenge myself.Surrounded by saints and martyrs Marble and prairie skies reflect eternity Cowboys in canyons, captured light Voices without understanding echo Brushstroke ghosts stare at one another I sit in silence turning pages
I ended up buying a small print of a painting that reminded me of one of the characters in my novel.
No internet, no checking Twitter, just a venue full of creativity that inspires creativity. I encourage you to check out your local museum or gallery.
Where did you write this week?
There is so much encouragement and inspiration sprinkled around the blogosphere. I love posts that help me reach higher. As promised, here’s this week’s Sparkling Gems :
- Michael Hyatt asks What Story Are You Telling Yourself?
- Writer Unboxed knocks it out of the park with What’s Your Vision?
- James Scott Bell advises Don’t Be Afraid to Fail Aggressively
- Jeff Goins speaks about Why Your Work Never Feels Good Enough
- Carla Stewart helps us paint word pictures with Where I’m From
Question: Have you ever used artwork to inspire your writing? What was the artwork and was it helpful?
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Writer working on debut historical fiction, love truth, cats, tea, beaches and sarcasm as an art form. I'm a recovering pessimist. I blog about creativity, the writing journey, social media and have a weekly 'write anywhere' challenge.