(Please click through for a much better view)
Botgirl Quest became inspired to create similar work, which is only a short hop, skip and a jump from her regular thought provoking art. In sort order an artistic ping pong game of sorts ensued. To those of us watching it was entertaining and frankly made me a bit jealous of their minds and incredible talents.
This week Whiskey and Botgirl have challenged all of us to participate in this creative effort via a blog called Single Frame Stories. Each week they will issue a challenge and willing participants will email their submission of an image that tells a story to SingleFrameStories@gmail.com and upload the picture to the Flickr Group. The images can be made in SL or not and can incorporate up to 140 characters of text, or not. You have great creative freedom to take the idea and run.
If this weekly challenge idea reminds you of a certain Robot's weekly 100 word story podcast, well, you would be right on the money. For years Crap Mariner has encouraged us to "keep it brief" and tell a story in exactly 100 words. Botgirl and Whiskey have adopted Crap's formula and applied it to visual storytelling. I simply love how the creative ideas of people build and riff and inspire each other to new ways of expressing themselves. And this my dear friends is the true product Linden Lab is selling but lets not get derailed by philosophy too early this lovely Sunday morning.
This week the Single Frame Story Challenge phrase is Last Words and my entry is the photo at the top of this post. What do you think? And more importantly, the deadline for submitting your own image is Friday August 10th so you still have time. Don't hesitate - jump on in! The creative water is fine.