Hello, and welcome! This is 15 Words or Less Poems, a low-pressure way to wake up your poetry brain (guidelines here), and I’m very glad you’re here.
We went to the Maple Grove Chalk Art Festival again this summer, and we were amazed as usual. The art pieces getting the most attention were the 3-D ones. Well, faux 3-D. This turtle and other toys are chalk paintings flat on the ground, same as the ones you see in the background. The difference is that they are painted using a very specific perspective, so that if you stand in JUST the right spot, it looks like they’re rising up off the pavement. Incredible. Here’s my husband Randy kneeling right in the center of the painting by Anat Ronen.
This image makes me think of several things:
- Toy Story (of course!)
- mood lighting
- a toy takeover of the world
And here’s my first draft.
It’s your turn! Have fun and stick to 15 WORDS OR LESS! (Title doesn’t count toward word count.)