The Joy Of Balloon Animals

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

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

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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

Coming In From Above

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I found these photos on NKCHU’s Instagram. There are a lot of images shot from above featured on this account; not to mention plenty of other views. I encourage you to follow a few photographers on some sort of social media and describe their photos in detail from time to time. Today find an image shot from above and use a description of it in a scene.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Putting The Arch In Architecture

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Oiio studio has unveiled designs for curved skyscraper, concept pictures below, called ‘The Big Bend.’ This looks like it would terrify me if I were ever to stand on the top floors. Still it is certainly a creative idea. Take inspiration from this U-shaped skyscraper and write a scene that includes a strangely shaped building of your own imagining.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Desert Desserts

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It is a fairly common occurrence for me to find pictures of food pretty but it is a much less common occurrence that I find a food so pretty that I’ll share it as a piece of art on here. These cakes are designed by Iven Kawiby to look like terrariums full of succulents and other desert flowers. Over the past couple of years I’ve seen a lot of friends get into succulents and grown to appreciate their beauty myself but using that aesthetic on these cakes really does look like art to me. Write a scene in which your character encounters a dish that looks more like art than food. How much work went into this dish? Did the person eating it appreciate the artistry of it?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Intricately Laser Carvings

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My expensive tastes on Etsy have struck again! I found these gorgeous laser cut wood designs made by Dan Schaub Designs. My magical fantasy imagination can see these as intricate puzzle seals that your characters have to shift around till they unlock the seals and gain access to some hidden room. I think that the light up one in particular had a helping hand in creating this fantasy scenario in my mind. What do these carvings inspire for you. Write a scene that features a carving like one of these.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Spirits From The Sea

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The picture below features Black Ghost aka Juodasis Vaiduoklis; it is a bronze sculpture sculpted by Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas located at the port of Klaipėda, Lithuania. This sculptures seems to scream write a story about me. Bring me to life in a twisted horror about the sea. And today we will answer that call. Write a scene that features a legend of spirits that are linked to the sea somehow. Are these spirits real in your character’s world or is it just a story? What occasion prompts these stories to be told? Is your character visiting an area close to the sea that draws much of its culture and activity from the water?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

Reflections of Architecture

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The picture below are from The Vanishing Stepwells of India: A New Book by Victoria Lautman Documents the Fading Relics of Subterranean Wells. I love the architecture of these stepwalls so much. But I’m particularly interested in the reflections of the architecture that the water causes. I think that they would make for an excellent exercise in detailed description. Write a scene of your character observing something of intricate design being reflected in water. Does the water stay still or does it move causing the architecture’s design to do other interesting things in the reflection?

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades