Writing prompt – impressions

Tulip quilt by Jane Brocket

Tulip Fields quilt by Jane Brocket

This week’s writing prompt was inspired in a rather round about way by a particularly vibrant quilt. A while back I interviewed designer Jane Brocket for Simply Sewing magazine and we discussed her Tulip Field quilt, which resulted from her passion for Holland’s dazzling tulip fields. Jane‘s quilt appears in her book The Gentle Art of Quilt-Making.

Tulips cr Judy DarleyAfter a grey January day in the office, I came home to the discovery that my man had brought me a bunch of hot pink tulips, reminding me of Jane‘s quilt and seeding an idea.

Quite simply, I encourage you to imbue your next written piece with a particular flavour by keeping a scene of your choosing in mind, whether that’s a frosty hillside, raging sea or cosy coffee shop. Hold the colours, shapes, sounds and scents in your imagination, and layer your story around it. Hopefully the atmosphere of that view will coil through your fiction, adding extra depth, texture and richness.

Let me know how you get on by sending an email to Judy(at)socket creative.com With your permission, I’d love to publish your written response to this prompt on SkyLightRain.com.