The Cream of
in that it numbs
Here are your options: Me and only me. None of your friends will
remember you, and you’ll have wasted an entire life.
In my Gar-
By the Tree.
by the tree.
I could recognize his
voice in a sea of a million
voices. Easily. Unfortunately
I never listened
to what Harold said
Once upon a time, there was a rat that could create purple lightning
with his tail. He was the King of all other rats, and they all loved him.
King Love is what he was called.
King Love, with his amazing lightning reach, could grab hold of food
that was inaccessible to all other rats. He shared his food generously,
with the entire rat nation. It was indeed a wonderful time to be a rat.
One day, King Love, found a whole wheel of bright orange cheddar
cheese, sitting on the window sill of an apartment belonging to a starving
artist. The king had stolen from this particular artist many times before,
as he always had high quality cheese lying around. The cheddar cheese
was the perfect thing to take back to the entire rat nation, and everyone
would love him even more than they already did. So he extended his
purple lightning tail at the wheel of cheese, and grabbed it down from the
I always tried to use a different a different type of writing for each piece. This way I kept
interest throughout the entire blink unit. I also noticed I became more and more playful
with my writings as we went along. I even wrote a little children’s story at one point. My
writing was really inspired by the visual piece for the sculpture assignment. The sculpture
ended up looking a lot like a rat, and there were angular purple lines covering the base
of my sculpture. So, I ended up writing about a rat that could create purple lightning as a
child’s story. My favorite prompt was the one about moral culpability vs. freewill. It was
the most challenging and gave me the most to think about while I drew. My favorite material
was the drawing pencil on its own, because it was simple, and I could create a lot of stuff
with just the pencil. I took the most risks in the composition of my pieces. The composition
for most of them is very chaotic, and there is a lot to look at. This is usually a bad thing
in design but I hoped it worked effectively. Also, I noticed angular, sort of boxy lines in the
corners of some of my pieces. It seems to be a repeated design.
Comfort vs. Risk
Paranoia vs. Caution
Picking your battles.
The slowness of nature