Fighting Self Doubt

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

I came across this really encouraging comic on tumblr this week by Nate Swinehart. It is an issue that most creative people struggle with and I think you’ll appreciate is. Check it out. Write a scene about your character handling self doubt. Do they do it well? They might not every time but make sure they keep trying. And make sure you keep trying too. “The Plan” https://www.inprnt.com/gallery/nateswinehart/the-plan/

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Designing Tombstones

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I found this link to a site with information on the symbolism found on tombstones. It’s full of interesting tidbits for those of us that love the morbid and macabre. Read up on cemetery symbolism and then design some tombstones of your own. Come up with stories of characters that end up with each tombstone. Or design a tombstone for each of your existing characters.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Beautiful Breakfasts

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My friend posted these awesome artistic fried eggs on Tumblr, and they’re probably the coolest breakfast related art I’ve ever seen. These images are from Mexican artist Michele Baldini ongoing project entitled “The Eggs-hibit.” I am in slight disbelief that a person made these out of eggs and also might be convinced that Michele Baldini is magic. Follow the links and check out more of his egg art. Then write a scene about finding something beautiful about breakfast. Whether it is that the food is beautiful or the table or the experience or whatever, write a beautiful breakfast scene.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Modern Magic

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I found this set of gifs on Tumblr, titled Modern Male Witch Project, that was made by an artist that goes by Brenna-Ivy. Check out the links and look at the ideas that went into these pieces. I particularly love the technology one in the set as I love the idea of mixing magic and technology in stories. See if any of these pictures inspire you into a story of your own version of modern-day magic. Write a scene that explores the idea of magic in the modern world or even explores the concept of mysticism in the modern world. How have magical traditions changed with the world as it changed?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Art In Make Up

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This Instagram user, Jazmina Daniel, has taken her lipstick application to the level of art. Check out the link to her page for even more awesome lip looks from her. These ones were some of my favorites because of the combined artistry that went into the fingernails as well. Take a look at some more of her work on Instagram and then write a scene in which you compare a character’s make up to a piece of art. Is it as artistic as these looks here?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Sea Creature Lamps

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Once again, I’ve found some cool home-made stuff on Etsy. These lamps come in a few different designs inspired by sea creatures, but my favorites are the jellyfish. The designer sells both already made lamps and DIY kits to make your own. check out the link above to see them all. Take inspiration from these lamps and write about a creature that glows or seems to glow in a certain light.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Joy Of Balloon Animals

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Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto creates the most intricate balloon animals that I’ve ever seen. There have been times when I’ve been impressed by the creations of balloon artists but never at this level. The thing that amazes me most about these is the idea of putting this level of work into something so temporary. Balloons always deflate with time, and I think it would be so sad to watch one of these creations lose its air. Write a scene that involves the joys of balloon animals and other balloon art, whether they are this complicated or the most basic balloon creation.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

The Fabric of Art

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Katanu Kay, the artist from Kenya, uses African fabrics (Kitenge) in her paintings to create unique images. You can follow her on Instagram to see more of her work. I particularly love the use of the kitenge as hair in these images. Those of you that have been following me for a while probably already know that I love art that uses multiple techniques. Find inspiration in the art Katanu Kay. Write a scene that makes use of fabric that reminds your character of your character’s home.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Drinking Out Of Art

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For once, I’ve found an Etsy product that isn’t too expensive! These custom growlers are from an Etsy page for Sigil and Growler. I’m not really a beer drinker personally, but if I saw these bottles in the store, I’d buy them for the beer drinkers in my life with the caveat that they had to return the bottle to me after it’s empty. My favorites are the tarot card designs. I’m already imagining a scene where drinking from the different tarot card beers would allow you to see the future. Write a scene where your character finds unexpected beauty in a bar. Does your character enjoy drinking or does she find this beauty despite not really caring for her surroundings?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Not A Useful As You’d Like

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

A company called Flyte created this really cool looking clock that uses a magnetized ball to tell the time. The thing is while it looks really cool in concept there is only one magnetized ball, so I’m not sure it is quite as functional as it needs to be, what with clocks normally having at least two hands to track the minutes and hours. Perhaps upon closer inspection, it is more functional than I’m seeing. But either way, you’re here for a writing prompt, so here we go! Write a scene that features something that sacrifices useful features of a device for the sake of a prettier aesthetic. How much does the aesthetic hinder the usefulness? Is it to the point of just being pretty or does it retain some of its functionality?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades