In October 2017 I came across an internet blog challenge for a story written in two sentences. I wrote a story. Liking the format, I did another one. Another one. And another.
Quite a few stories later, I had enough for a book. Not only did I have stories, but I had written a short poem and created a brush and India ink illustration for each one as well.
The result was Minuscule, published in 2018. I’m now going to show you the book illustrations as an ongoing feature on this blog, once a week. I’ll link back to the story (they have been published one by one on my poetry blog).
If you want to hold the entire book in your hand, the print version is available on Amazon.
“Marigold” is the title of the story. Look here to read it.
Love this illustration! I wonder what the people gathered under the flower are discussing!
I think the cosmic marigold, small grown large, could tell them a few things…
I remember this story. I enjoyed it a lot. I like the way that marigold looms intimidatingly over the group and I really like the diverse expressions on all the figures.
I like the story and I really enjoyed illustrating it for just the reasons you mention – and as for the different expressions, it reminds me that when I was young (even now, too) I was fascinated by looking at a photo of a crowd, say, and examining each individual’s expression, posture, etc., the uniqueness of each person caught in that moment.
Yes! I have done that too. And in busy, tourist type places, I often find myself thinking about the people who will scan all those photos later and what assessment they will make of me, captured in that moment, in the background of someone’s photo.
I have thought the same thing, how I am “immortalized” in all kinds of photos taken by people I will never know.
Still thinking of Dolly Parton…(k)
Yes. A movie heroine and in her real life, quite something, too. I have always liked her.