Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/6/19

Flash Fiction February 2019 – twenty-eight days of short short stories, an event taking place at Fictive Dream, an online fiction magazine featuring short stories. My part in the event? I did a small abstract painting as the illustration for each story. I’ll be showing one of them to you each day in February to accompany the story on Fictive Dream.

Today’s story is “Baggage”, by Anne O’Leary. Check out the illustration, then go to Fictive Dream and read the story.

Here is the image, with the banner:

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and on its own.

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13 thoughts on “Flash Fiction and Paint and Color and Ink and Paper – 2/6/19

  1. petrujviljoen

    I’ve been following these with interest. I do think the art has grown in bounds and leaps, especially in this series. Since you introduced Fictive Dream I’ve been following the blog and the fiction is of a high quality.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I do think that this project proves that if you focus, and practice, you will get better at what you are doing – I feel the same way, that my ability to do abstract work improved. I am also becoming a real fan of “illustrating” – using written works to inspire what I am doing. I like the mental challenge and it pushes me to think about subjects I would not otherwise do. I’d love to do more things like this, I’m making a list of “assignments” from my own works that I want to try.

        1. Claudia McGill Post author

          Thank you. As always, I appreciate what you say and how carefully you pay attention to art and to words, with insights that make me think. I am glad this project is enjoyable for you, I loved doing it. Oh, I think I said that! A few times!

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    Your abstract landscape captures that sense of freedom to explore that is suggested both by flight and by the narrator’s assertiveness regarding traveling with the feathered companion.

  3. memadtwo

    I like that you made the feathers look like waves–bringing to mind water, of course, and light.
    It’s true that many animals are more well-behaved than many people too. (K)

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I thought the same thing, about better behaved, I mean. And I love that you saw the feathers aspect – I was hoping to mix flying and the bird and freedom in the air all into one image. Plus getting to use those great colors!

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