Thursday, September 08, 2011

Theater Thursdays- Announcement and Lessons from art

The theater I work at is looking for bloggers to come and see shows and blog about them.

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.

Waterloo Bridge, Grey Weather - Claude Monet

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?


2 comments:

Lindsay N. Currie said...

You were in Chicago and you didn't tell me!!! OH THE SHAME! Next time, I won't let it slip - we will meet:)

Tim Riley said...

The Guthrie is such a cool place. If I still lived in Minny, I'd be all over it.

I have an award for you in my latest post.