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Who knows when we might need you again. – Weekly Prompts: Weekend Challenge – Wheels

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend, the challenge here on Weekly Prompts from partner GC and me is ‘Wheels’.

Big Wheels, Little Wheels and even those virtual ones that keep on turning! What will you choose? However you address this challenge will be fine by us, Words or Pictures or maybe you’d prefer to Wheel out some music!

So a photo and a tune for you this week.  Stay safe, take care, my virtual compatriots.

‘Who knows when we might need you again.’, Morwellham Quay, 2019.
Who knows when we might need you again.

And because we were also asked to maybe wheel out a little music, here is something I wrote this week:

Ken

Emergency – Weekly Prompts: Weekend Challenge – Ladders

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Saturday challenge from partner GC and me is ‘LADDERS.’

The idea for this challenge came from our friend Ivor’s dream about a ladder.

Personally speaking, I’m not fond of climbing ladders, I’d much rather get someone else to climb up high and do the reaching!

So how will you address our challenge, will yours be a physical ladder or a virtual one?

Well I am now working from the ‘safety’ of my own home, I have the luxury of a job that enables me to do so. But please at this time spare a thought for all of those ‘Heroes’ out there whose roles just got that extra bit more difficult!

‘Emergency’, Anglesey model village, 2019.Emergency

Ken

Which comes first? – Weekly Prompts: Weekend Challenge – What is it?

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend GC and I have chosen a challenge that is slightly different from the norm; we have chosen a question, and the question is ‘What is it?‘

We would like you to publish part of a photograph that will leave your readers speculating about what it is. Alternatively, why not share a piece of writing but leave us guessing about the object/subject, simply give us clues.

Ok so there may be a bit of a clue in the title for those in the know. . . And for double points guess where I have been!

‘Which comes first’, 2020.
Which comes first?

And here is the full image for you!

Ken

3d Stork – Weekly Prompts: Wednesday Challenge – Marketed Eggs

This week GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This week’s challenge on partner Susan and my site is MARKETED EGGS.

I have used a completed photo of this for another challenge, but it was too good not to use for this. This was my first ‘functional’ 3d print earlier in the year, a stand for a broken ‘Stork margarine’ egg timer. This is certainly an egg that was aimed at marketing!

‘3d Stork’, 2019.
3d Stork

Ken

That feeling – Weekly Prompts: Leap

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the challenge from partner GC and me is Leap.

Sometimes when standing atop a high tower or looking over a cliff a strange feeling overcomes me, it starts with the feeling that my glasses will fall of, progresses to a strange tingly feeling in the . . erm . .  nether regions, and ends up with a feeling that I am about to leap from the height!  I know others also get these feelings as I have asked people about it, but I wonder why?  It is not like vertigo, the world does not spin, but more a feeling that the ground wants to pull us towards its embrace.  I know of a viaduct that has/used to have a sign on it to this effect, warning that you may be overcome by the inexplicable urge to leap!  Well I do not have a photo of that sign so here is a composite taken at Hells mouth last year, that attempts to illustrate the feeling.

‘That feeling’, Hells mouth, Cornwall, 2019.
That feeling

Ken

Wave rider – Weekly Prompts: Surface

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

So, what will you do with the word, how will you respond to our Surface Challenge?

I love the idea of surfing, I can not swim so its a no no for me, but that mystical ability to ride upon the surface of fluid, that exists in that liminal space between water and air, captures my imagination when ever I see surfers.

‘Wave rider’, Sennen cove, 2019.
Wave rider

Ken

Old streets – Weekly Prompts: Broad

This week GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This midweek challenge from GC and me was meant to be the word Narrow, but someone beat us to the post, so we’ve gone with the opposite and used the word BROAD!

We’d like to think that had we gone with the word Narrow, you would have taken a broader perspective in your response, so with that in mind, we’re happy to change our original choice.

I love old broad streets like this one in Copenhagen.

‘Old streets’, Copenhagen, 2017.
Old streets
Ken

Of Love – Weekend Challenge Celebration & Valentine’s Day Special.

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the challenge from GC and me is ‘Celebration

However it fits equally well for their special challenge from the day before

Today’s challenge is a Valentine’s Day Special, and the challenge word is ‘Special’.

What can be more ‘special’ than a ‘celebration of Love.

‘Of Love’, Exmouth, 2014.
Of Love

Ken

Tactile form – Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

This weekend GC and SueW have chosen the following as the theme for their challenge.

This weekend the Word/Photo Challenge from GC and me is  ‘Aesthetically Appealing’.

Aesthetically Appealing – A phrase that defines as attractive and inviting, something that gives pleasure through beauty, but we all know that ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ So, what appeals to you, what awakens your sensory perception?

Well a piece from a favourite sculptress for this weekend,

I think every sculpture must be touched, it’s part of the way you make it and it’s really our first sensibility, it is the sense of feeling, it is first one we have when we’re born. I think every person looking at a sculpture should use his own body. You can’t look at a sculpture if you are going to stand stiff as a ram rod and stare at it, with as sculpture you must walk around it, bend toward it, touch it and walk away from it. – Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth’s sculptures always make me want to physically interact with them, to behold their aesthetic form with as many senses that are available to me.  Alas however so often they are surrounded by do not touch signs, perhaps we need replicas, so that we can interface with these objects in the way the artist intended!

‘Tactile form’, The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St. Ives, 2014.
Tactile form

Ken