Thursday, July 23, 2015

Takhayyal #writing prompt 16 ft. artist Ruth Geldard

Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen, Artists, Poets, Writers, Authors, Dreamers, Friends and Family; Welcome EVERYONE to Nadaness In Motion's bi-weekly picture-prompt writing challenge Takhayyal.

Arabic for Imagine, Takhayyal is a means to get inspired and spark our writing once more.

This week, Takhayyal is featuring a painting by artist Ruth Geldard.

About Ruth:

A professional artist for many years, Ruth Geldard has exhibited her paintings in London and the South East at: The Royal Academy, The Royal Watercolour Society, The New English Art Club and many others. She has demonstrated and made painting videos for the paint company, Daler-Rowney and appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Home Truths, painting an on-air portrait of actor Timothy Small’s mother.
She has also written numerous magazine feature-articles and book contributions, about her painting life, for publishers that include; Dorling Kindersly, Collins, Medici Fine Art Publishing, Watson and Guptil.
Her first short story, "An Uncertain State" was shortlisted for the Fish International Short Story Prize. Her first published story, The Parrot Dress, was included in an anthology by Labello Press. The Parrot Dress was also awarded the Sapphire Award for Excellence in Contemporary Narrative and is currently under consideration for a Pushcart Prize.

You can check out more of her artwork at
Follow her blog or find her on Twitter.

Your post can be in English or Arabic, prose, poetry, short story, flash fiction; you name it and write it.

General Guidelines:
·        No nudity, violence, and/or abuse.
·        Leave the link to your post in comments below OR post your piece as REPLY to this post
·        Your piece MUST be inspired in some way or other by the above picture
·        Multiple entries allowed
·        It is not required but it is a kind and encouraging gesture to comment on others pieces.
·        Feel free to add your Twitter handle (@....) so I can tag you in my tweets!


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