Friday, September 14, 2012

Ten Variations Obstacle Course

Writing and Illustrating Exercise

This prompt comes from Matt Madden's popular blog. We tried it in my Art group a few weeks ago. See instructions below and find more details at:

A- Think of a common phrase like, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."

B- Create list of variations on your phrase. Example:
1- Antonym: Do take one chicken out of many baskets.
2- Missing vowels: Dn't pt ll yr ggs n n bskt.
3- Vowels only: o u a ou e i o e a e
4- Confrontational: "Bet you can't put all your eggs in one basket!"
"Heck ya I can!"
5- Minimalist: All eggs one basket.
6- Biblical: Though shall not putith all ones chicken layings in ones carrying case.
7- Affirmative: "Would you just take an egg out of the basket!"
8- Romantic: "Oh honey, put all your eggs in my basket!"
9- Opposites: All baskets don't egg in one put your.
10- Medieval: "In the name of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table, though shall not taketh poultry offspring from its nesting place!"

C- Pick a phrase from the list and make an illustration from it.

Here's my drawing:

I urge you to submit yours in the comments section below. Have fun and a bientot!