Thursday, July 15, 2010

Getting Sucked In


So on Thursday I showed you this picture and asked you what you think happened.  I loved your responses.



T. Anne thinks the black hole originated here.  Definite possibility.





W Wendy Paine Miller’s theory of a golf cart full of javelin throwing fighters crashing through the house brings stories of time travel  to mind.


Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist story is priceless: “So, the wall of the house was being remodeled and it was covered in a temporary plastic sheet. Then some neighborhood kids got the idea to use it as sling shot, right? They loaded up everything they could find into the plastic and pulled it back deep into the depths of the house. Except, turns out the temporary wall was not made of plastic and made instead from a magical rubbery substance that was in the process of drying. BY the the time the kids pulled it back to launch all their stuff in the sling shot, it had frozen into place!

You all did great.  When I first saw this house I imagined some sort of horizontal tornado that tore through the building. It is in Houston after all. Maybe a tornado spawned from a hurricane that spun onto land, bounced itself sideways and took off.

But the real story is in 2005 the Art League of Houston used these two houses to teach classes in.  They were going to demolish them to build a new center, but first handed them over to two artists to make them into a piece of art.  Pretty cool, huh?  You can read more about this project here.

Sometimes we just need to get sucked into a new place, whether it is through pictures, artwork, or reading, and when we do our creative juices get flowing.  Your ideas may never form a novel, but they do allow you to open up to new possibilities. 

Thanks everyone who participated!



Jennifer Shirk said...

Whoa, that's really cool. I would have never guessed that. :)

Pat's Place said...

Hmmm! I missed your original post and picture. How interesting! And I like the way you were inspired by the art. I need an inspiration right now!

Kara said...

It really is cool! Pat, maybe you'll be inspired when you go to the beach:)
And Wendy, I am so sorry it cut off your name. I keep trying to fix it in Windows Writer and it won't cooperate!!

Jessica Nelson said...

Wow, how completely innovative! :-)

Warren Baldwin said...

This is neat. I wish I had read the previous post and could have had a guess.

Nancy said...

Art does open us up. I love the comments. Creativity just explodes from one form to another. Isn't it fun to see where an idea or picture will take us?

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL How cool is that?? Thanks for sharing about this--so I can't imagine being that creative!