|English: Campfire with sparks in Anttoora, Finland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
For the past few years, I have been taking part in a wonderful collaboration called SPARK. SPARK, a quarterly event that brings together artists, writers and musicians, is the brainchild of Amy Souza, a writer and artist in her on right.
Just a few days ago, the most recent event, SPARK 17, came to an end. For me, it was one of the best, yet.
For SPARK 17, I was both an artist and a writer. I submitted a Flash Fiction piece I had written and a photograph that I enhanced with GIMP. My partners, both very gifted and talented woman, sent me an inspiration piece to respond to, also. One was a painting, the other a poem.
You can see the results of our work by clicking on the following links:
My flash fiction and Liz Mathews painting.
Liz Mathews painting and my poem.
Ana Gonçalves poem and my photo.
My photo and Ana Gonçalves poem.
What a pleasure it was to work with two uniquely different people. I felt challenged and inspired by each in different ways. For instance, the moment I saw Liz Mathews painting, I immediately had the words to the poem dancing in my head. On the other hand, Ana Gonçalves' poem touched me deeply, but I was challenged by how I would respond to its deep meaning and beauty.
My thanks to Amy for catching a flicker, creating a SPARK and managing the flames of our creations!
Collaborations and Creation