The wolf gladly wrapped his cloak about my shoulders.
What shall we do about the Ravens blog?
These are the ravens in the writing desk…my pet blog…one full of free prompts and not much more than that…
I love this blog. It is sort of my labor of love, an ode to my own passions.
This year was a lovely process for me…once a week, we post a prompt. Each month, there was a different topic. Evangeline had helped by picking the topics.
When we switched the format to the monthly topic with weekly prompts, I wasn’t all that sure that we would run the prompts through 2015. I thought that the last prompt would probably post the last week of December 2014 and then we would let go of the Ravens blog as … anything … I was thinking maybe it would shift again and re-incarnate as something else…
But then, I started to play along with Effy Wild’s monthly Rumi Project challenges. By the way—this is a free challenge/group…feel free to join up.
Now, I love Rumi. Rumi is one of those poets that lives on my bedside, waiting for me to pick him up and indulge myself in his lyrical musings…
It is for love of Rumi that I understand what it meant to be beloved…and to be open to the concept that I am my own Beloved…that is a story for another time…
I have been working with a lot of quotes this year. It seems to be one of those things that crops up a lot in art circles…and when using affirmations. I am very big on using affirmations – and I have another big story about that one, but that too is for another time.
My favorite people to quote are : Rumi and Anais Nin.
So, an idea began to take root.
I am going to have a month of Rumi quotes as prompts—and then a month of Anais quotes as prompts. One prompt per week, as it is now.
Please note, I am in no way attempting to usurp Effy’s Rumi project. I have no plans to post anything other than the quote, just as I have always done in the past. (In case you’re wondering, in Effy’s Rumi project group, the quote is posted along with a piece of art inspired by that quote…the point of the group is to create art around the quote.)
Why am I limiting my focus to these two people?
Because I like them, basically. Because these are the two people I want most to work with right now.
If you have suggestions for other people, other quotes, please email us and let me know.
Our last post of 2014 will be published on December 31. Our first post of 2015 will be published on January 7. We will be holding to our Wednesday posting schedule.
Don’t forget, we would love to see what you create in relation to these prompts.
Next year, if we gain enough interest, we will create a facebook group so that everyone may share their work together.
Thanks for following along with us.
I felt the wolf’s breath hot upon my cheek.
The wolf grinned at me from the tree line.
I closed my eyes and dove into the depths of the giant milk bowl in the sky.
The explosion blew us far adrift within the milk bowl in the sky.
And so we dove into the giant milk bowl in the sky.