Art and Writing

Friday is finally here and the frenzy of photo shooting sculptures begins. Participating in shows and events of all kinds are always more work than expected. Prepping of inventory lists, pricing, sales, tools, with business cards and bios for those who stop by to admire your work all have to make their own appearance.

Artists and writers love creating but when it comes to the end part – I’m not the biggest fan of the final process. I looked at my last artist statement and I cringed. Hopefully, my editing skills improved. A redo was in order. Good thing I’ve had to create content summaries and back cover content for my books. It’s given me practice.

Not to mention that writing and art go together. Many artists are inspired by the stories of writers. They also help create the cover art and illustrations for stories. In turn, writers are inspired by pieces that speak to them. We just tell stories through different mediums.

My past prompts said to take a photo and write for 5 to 10 minutes. This time, challenge yourself. Choose a piece of art that’s not in your comfort zone. Realists should write about an abstract piece. You know who you are – you’re the ones who are too good at outlining. Those who are drawn to pop culture and modern art should choose a classic piece.

Are you the artist? Are you writing about the story of the creator, or the memory of the piece of art? There are all kinds of possibilities. If you use this exercise enough, you will understand why I have artists in my writing as characters. They see and describe things differently than a writer. Their perspective on what they see varies from those not enveloped in their world of color, light, and texture.

Take a field trip to a museum this weekend if you’re having trouble with this writing prompt. I’ll see you back here on Monday.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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