16 June 2013

30x30: day 16. sentiment

Today is Day 16 of the Our Lost Jungle Thirty-By-Thirty Challenge, a challenge designed to help writers and artists foster the habit of engaging in creativity regularly. Whether you are an artist, musician, writer, or other creative type, this challenge is for you.

Each day in June will feature a prompt to help inspire you. Take on the prompt, or follow your own creative path! Please feel free to share your work here, post links to your work on your own blog or website, or just follow along (and share your progress)!

day 16. sentiment

When it comes to art, one of the hardest tasks is managing the fine line between sentiment and sentimentality. It’s an oft expressed idea for writers that we must learn to “evoke sentiment without sentimentality,” and while it’s less often expressed exactly how to do that it often has something to do with pacing memory or emotion with more objective commentary. A key word for the creative process of involved in creating sentiment without sentimentality might be subtlety. So today, your prompt is to create something with sentiment that avoids being sentimental. Revisit a favorite family recipe and give it your own flare. Record a favorite memory. Rework an old song in a new style. Experiment with sentiment, and see what comes of it.


Inspirational Quote: “I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them, as you can see. They talk when they should listen.” ~Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather


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  1. http://dianaterrill.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/sentimental/

  2. Love is like fine wine!


  3. http://whimsygizmo.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/nothing-more-than/

  4. This is what I came up with for today. Hope you enjoy it.



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