#FridayFictioneers – One Man’s Trash

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr

Harry hopped down from his perch on the large green rumbling garbage truck before the squealing pads clamped down on the large rotors could force the massive vehicle to a standstill.

“Look at this Donny! Can you believe someone would throw that out?”

“As a matter of fact, I can,” Donny said. “Looks like trash to me.”

“Not to me! This will go perfect over the couch. Once it’s cleaned up that is.”

“You always do this Harry. Just toss the thing. You may be a hoarder, ya know?”

“Naw. Just help me get it in the cab, will ya?”

WC: 100


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#FridayFictioneers – How Much?

PHOTO PROMPT © Dawn Miller

“Just pick one already?” Josh said. “The game’s on soon.” They walked back through the gallery yet again.

Cindy shrugged. “I like them both. What do you think?”

“I’ll go with whichever’s cheaper.”

Cindy rolled her eyes before cutting him a look. “Men,” she mumbled as they neared the painting she was leaning toward. A red barn set beneath a blue sky on a field of green. It conjured memories she thought lost to her, causing tears to well in her eyes. “This one.”

Josh flipped the paper slip up to check the price. He thought he may cry also.

WC: 100


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Making Marks

It’s the little things we so often take for granted. Those little things add up to big things over time though.

With that in mind, I sat a couple hours last night marking on a big sheet of paper with several different tools that we probably take for granted on any given day. Eight different pencils, conte crayons, charcoal, ball point pen, and dip pens.

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Learning to Draw (better)

We can all, I believe, improve.  Even those who have achieved mastery at one art or another will tell you that there is always room to improve.  That’s why I’m relearning the basics of drawing.  Not that I ever came close to mastering them in the first place.

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“Drawing School  The Complete Course” by Ian Simpson

The plan is to work through this book, revisiting some old techniques and learning new ones along the way, ultimately becoming a better artist.  I’ll be posting some of my work along the way.  (try not to laugh too much)  It will take some time, but if all goes well, it will be worth the investment.