Apple #3

One of the good things about renovating is the gradual unearthing of treasures that have been tucked away for “someday.”  Our basement has served as a catch-all for all sorts of unfinished projects, including:

Three wool sweaters purchased from Value Village, felted in my washing machine, cut into pieces and placed in a pile with a pattern for a very cute bear.

To be assembled “someday.”

Well, someday may have moved a little bit closer now that I’ve been reunited with the pieces of this project. But in the meantime, here’s . .

Apple #3

Title: A Beary Delicious Apple

Medium: embroidery floss on the felted cuffs of wool sweaters


P.S. I’ve been thinking about 100 apples and Fridays and creativity and priming the pump to plunge deeper into the creative well and it reminded me of an exercise a writing friend and I did for awhile. We took turns providing a word that was the starting point for ten full minutes of writing. We were simply to follow the word wherever it took us, writing down whatever came to mind. It was interesting.  And fun. As I recall, I went on quite a riff with “raspberry jam” — I know, I know, that’s two words, not one (my friend pointed that out, too), but it was my turn to pick and it was raspberry jam I was wanting that day. So . . . wanna play? I’ll pick a word and as soon as you read that word (no waiting ’til an idea comes — no sleeping on it — no thinking about it at all) just set the timer, read the word and start writing.


One, two, three, write!



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2 Responses to Apple #3

  1. Yvonne says:

    Thank you for sharing that beautiful apple. And thank you for the prompt. I haven’t written in so long, but those turtles drew me in.

  2. maxinespence says:

    I’m so glad! Especially since you were the friend I first did the exercise with. I hope getting back to the page again was a delicious experience for you.

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