Monday, May 23, 2011

Mag 67

Magpie Tales will be taking a break
this coming Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.
Watch for the new prompt on Monday, June 6.
Have a safe and happy holiday.

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I posted Banquet Scene with a Lute Player by Nicolas Tournier, 1625,
last week, and had several requests for it to be a Magpie prompt.

Happy writing, my friends.

43 comments:

  1. This is a rough draft. May tweak later. Terrific prompt. : )

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  2. Nice- so many stories here! thanks.

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  3. Just having a bit of fun with this one!

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  4. Is enbiggen a word? Anyway cool prompt.

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  5. Sorry, back to the fairy tales.

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  6. Heehee, yeah, embiggen. Don't you love it?

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  7. What's up with 'enlarge'? LOL

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  8. I may have lowered the tone, this week.

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  9. This is so very much fun ... thank you very much!

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  10. Great prompt...endless possibilities! Great fun...thanks! Vb

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  11. This went several ways until I almost pinned it down . . .

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  12. Interesting one - a challange! An excercise in embiggening!

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  13. Gee, that was a toughy but extremely good fun! Thanks for the prompt!

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  14. We can always count on you for fresh, trendy info: From a recent episode of The Simpsons ...
    'A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man' !!!!

    Love it.

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  15. Way more than 67..IRONICUS MAXIMUS.

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  16. RUTH BOGEN..ER!

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  17. Wonderful painting. so many interpretations. Mine is up.

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  18. This one took me on an adventure of discovery...

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  19. I really like this one..thanks!!

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  20. I had a bit of fun with this! Thanks Tess!

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  21. Had to give this one some thinkin' but I came up with something!
    http://lolamousedroppings.blogspot.com/2011/05/eat-up.html

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  22. Great pic, and I love the embiggen bit :) Thanks.

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  23. tess i love the painting - it's like a nexus point for an unimaginable number of stories ad poems. steven

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  24. A beautiful picture when I embiggen it. Wonder what it would be like if ensmallened? :-)

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  25. Thanks Tess, a great picture to work with

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  26. It's likely my current frame of mind, but the man on the far left of the image, looking away from the rest, put me in touch with our solitary reality...

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  27. Hehehe! I have embiggened the "octain" form. The prompt, Tess . . another gift to the deranged mind. . .

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  28. Couldnt resist a second one, for fun.

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  29. Tess,

    Liked working with this one. You, too, play it safe and sane over the Memorial Day.

    Trulyfool

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  30. Well, I made it, a bit late. Thanks Tess.

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  31. Good morning, lovelies! This one was a bit trickier than the others I've done, but I'm up and posted.

    Very interesting prompt, yes?

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  32. I love going where the Magpie prompts take me! such fun!

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  33. Incidentally, I just wrote a poem on sculpture, immediately after which I saw this painting! And the underlying meaning that I saw in both made me wanna post the poem for this magpie!

    LOVED the prompt, Tess! Thanks..

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  34. Like therapy, this one was.
    Have a marvelous break, Tess. You deserve it!

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  35. Dear Magpies: Found this a difficult prompt as I did not know which way I should go. Anyway my poem is really embarrassing and I apologize profusely. What can I do? I know little about Tournier! This I feel will be remedied with all the fine work yet to read! Thank-you for educating me re: this amazing artist!

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  36. Took my artistic license a ways and interpreted away with those facial expressions, body language, and lighting. The young woman looks like she's in trouble, so I wrote a poem from the perspective of the man facing us, who seems to know it, too.

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  37. Tuned in a little later than usual Tess.
    Thanks for the prompt. Happy Holiday!

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  38. I got here late, glad you are here. As I teach school, today was a free day, and for me that means time to play with words. I'm almost glad I had a week to mull the painting over. The ghostly servant kept coming back to me, demanding attention. Anyhew...thanks!
    ~Brenda

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  39. tess-hope you had a lovely weekend and as always, thanks for the inspiration...c

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