OctPoWriMo Day 3


Today’s prompt is Beauty in Chaos. I opted to do the creative exercise.

brand new paint set
no expectations
just exploration
42 colors
some vibrant
some muddy
no plan
just joy and delight
comparing the matte color on the tray
with what it looks like on the paper
blended with water
different kinds of strokes
green leaves
swirls and dots
a crescent of red
tendrils of blue and green
orange made pastel with white
squiggles and lines
nothing thought out
just the pleasure of getting to know the paints


About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

4 responses »

  1. The last line is my favorite. “Getting to know the paints.” It reminds me of my big box of markers, since the colors look different in the box from how they look on the paper. I have slowly “gotten to know” my markers. 🙂

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