I know this post is probably more beneficial for bloggers who live near Minneapolis but I know bloggers are great at passing on information.
So here's the link.
Last week I was on a road trip to see the Twins take on the White Sox in Chicago. While I was in Chicago I went to the Art Institute with my friend and college roommate, Sarah.
While we were looking at some Monet paintings I remembered a line from the movie Clueless that reminded me to step back from the painting and look at it from across the room. I have to say it totally changed the painting and made it seem even more magical and to wonder how they could look even more defined from far away. I imagine Monet stepping back from his paintings and looking at them from across the room. Or maybe he just had really long paint brushes.
Even though it isn't theater Monet still made me think about writing. How we as writers need to step back and see our work as a whole. Does it fit? Does it sparkle? Does it move us?