Monday, March 28, 2011

Mag 59

67 comments:

  1. La Giaconda is bound to inspire some interesting and divergent approaches, n'est-ce pas? Merci, Willow

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  2. Thanks, Tess, I went with a lighter mood this week, great image, looking forward to reading the others.

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  3. Got me wondering all over again. Thank you Tess!

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  4. Yea! Love telling a story of famous works!

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  5. ah the ever illusive Mona Lisa- it'll be interesting to see what everyone comes up with! Thanks Tess!

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  6. WHY was she known as the lady with the smile?

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  7. Kept hearing a song in my head for this one! Imagine a jangling guitar and a pop rock type song.http://lolamousedroppings.blogspot.com/2011/03/lisa.html

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  8. Ah sweet mystery of art .........

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  9. Ha! Quite simply irresistible.

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  10. I had to write to her - and now, she is a part of the Upper La Cresta Sojourn - a book lenth poem I am writing today (in one day a la Bernadette Mayer.)

    My Poem for today.

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  11. This one had me stumped for a few hours.

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  12. Something a little light-hearted, this week.

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  13. I wasn't sure how to treat this one; I thought I'd pass and then I had an idea.
    Most of your prompts do that to me.

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  14. I'm in this week, Tess. Your prompts go from the unusual and quirky to the hyper and hyped arch-famous.

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  15. I like this prompt...written long ago

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  16. On our way to Italy and lots of art we have studied for years... a strange experience always
    when the real thing is less imposing than the printed image.

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  17. Every man has thought of this at some time....

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  18. Couldn't resist: I re-posted a lighthearted essay from my other blog last year about dear Mona...

    Rick

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  19. This one lept out of my mind onto the post...

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  20. Her smile brings out the best in me!

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  21. With Cad I have to disagree.
    Her smile brings out the worst in me!

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  22. At first I thought I wouldn't be able to do a thing with her... but then I had an idea...

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  23. I took one look and said, I'll read others; not
    touching this one. Thanks for posting.

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  24. Had fun with this. It took me a while. Hope no one takes offense as if having a child or loving a man is the only way ... oh well, not supposed to explain. Let the piece speak for itself.

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  25. She's fascinating, isn't she. I had one--now up with an extra "squinch."

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  26. The first of mine is up whilst I work on the serious one!!

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  27. What fun this prompt is. The MonaLoser.

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  28. Extended by popular request . . .

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  29. Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this one! Fun idea!

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  30. I hope a limerick counts as poetry, otherwise this could be my first and last attempt at 'culchur'!

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  31. Another great one Tess... thank you.

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  32. My post is up! :)
    Sorry, I posted the wrong link the first time around..That's why two links. Hope that's fine. :)

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  33. i haven't written a magpie tale for a while - what a great way to spend my morning!

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  34. The hecticness of life continues to conspire against me, but this painting reminded me of a short piece featuring a painting that I wrote a while back that was first published on The Pygmy Giant website about six months back.

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  35. Caveat: my piece is an emotionally brutal/nasty experience, with tone-consistent characters and language.

    In short, if you have tender sensibilities, it might be best if you don't read it.

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  36. I've a humorous streak, this very week (not like me...*ahem*) Ah, Mona....

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  37. ... behind that smile. how fun! thanks Tess!

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  38. A short one from me this week :)

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  39. I am so thankful that you published her picture. I read a little about Lisa del Giocondo and am so glad I did. I see her totally different. I just love her now. Thank you!

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  40. Cool prompt. It inspired me this week. :)

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  41. Hi Tess, I have just posted a second one this week, a continuation of Magpie 57, The Saving of Sobul. I hope this is okay.

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  42. Wow! ooer.. I'll have a thunk.

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  43. I thought I had an original idea until I googled it and found that in Feb 2011 someone made a claim that his model was a man.

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  44. Not a man, Sukipoet, but decidedly peculiar!

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  45. I have put up another one!! I think I prefer the first...............

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  46. Many thanks for another great steer, now smiling at you from my blog.

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  47. Now I can hope to have the last word! Heh!

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  48. Well Whadyaknow!? I got something finished after all. A teensy bit of a contrast from the first one :)

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  49. This is cool! I'll definitely do this more!! When I first found this, I didn't know it changed...then I came back later and there was something new! So cool!

    Love,
    Kitty

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  50. I'm still learning this, but it is cool!

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  51. I'm happy that I found this and enjoyed it immensely. Thanks!

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