Friday, March 26, 2010

Working Visions

Beautiful artwork found at Artnlight Blog
artnlight.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html


A plot is a thousand times more unsettling than an argument, which may be answered. It is not a pattern imposed; it is inward emotion acted out. It is arbitrary, indeed, but not artificial. It is possibly so odd that it might be called a vision, but it is organic to its material: it is a working vision, then.

~ Eudora Welty


Some food for thought to get you through your weekend.

50 comments:

Elana Johnson said...

I love the poster. I might steal it and put it on my desktop or something. It's inspiring.

Second, I love the part of that quote that says, "it is inward emotion acted out."

That's what I want to do in my writing. Thanks!

Angela said...

Nom Nom. Thanks!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Beautiful poster! It makes me want to go back to Guatemala or Costa Rica.

Ugh. I almost wrote Costa Rice. That would have been bad.

Bane of Anubis said...

Great poster. Ms. Welty, however, never partook in one of my arguments :)

Patti Lacy said...

Shannon, what a creative post!
LOVE IT!
Welty would know about that plot, wouldn't she? A bit dark for my tastes occasionally, but goin' to the dark side ain't all bad, is it???

Blessings,
Patti

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

what a unique quote. I love it.

Oh & the picture... gonna HAVE to snitch that one! ;o) What? there are elephants...pretty colors...Princesses like bling... lol

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Carolyn V. said...

Oh Shannon, that is so excellent! I love it! Where are you finding all of these cool sayings?

Kimberly Franklin said...

I love that picture! I don't know where you find all of these saying and quotes, but I love them all!!

Have a great weekend!

Kayeleen said...

You post the most inspiring things. I love that poster.

Tamika: said...

Awesome! I'm stewing on my plot now.

Heather said...

I love that picture, very inspiring!

T. Anne said...

OK I second Elana's comment. I want this. Thanks for the inspiration.

Christina Lee said...

hmm.. it is arbitrary but not artificial...good stuff!

Julie Dao said...

What a beautiful picture and definitely some great food for thought. Have a good weekend, Shannon!

Tahereh said...

thanks for this! a great reminder!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Definitely food for thought. I'll be processing this all weekend. What I'm picturing, already, is that plot comes from deep within.

Victoria Dixon said...

Great poster, Shannon and an awesome quote. I may have to frame that just to remind me. LOL Thanks for dropping by today!

sarahjayne smythe said...

Beautiful poster, awesome quote, great post. Thanks for all of it. :)

Southpaw said...

Great words to consider over the weekend.

Jill Kemerer said...

The colors and words in the poster really made me smile! Thanks so much!

Helen Ginger said...

I like the idea that a plot is an inward emotion acted out. That's definitely something to think about as you write.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Elle Strauss said...

There's a reason I"m not a poet. I'm just not that deep.

Lovely picture.

Portia said...

I like the description of vision, because sometimes I think in words, but sometimes it's pictures or feelings that are so strong they must be written.

Shelley Sly said...

Love the picture and the quote! You have such a "feel good" blog, even after an exhausting day at work, I go back to feeling positive when I visit here. Thanks!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Very inspiring! Thanks.

Jemi Fraser said...

Beautiful - both the poster and the words :)

beth said...

Oh, lovely--thanks for sharing.

Christi Goddard said...

I love the picture. Very cool.

I'm not smart enough for the quote.

PJ Hoover said...

The picture is gorgeous! And why must plot be so hard?

Susan Fields said...

I don't think I'm smart enough for the quote either, but it's interesting to think about! Have a great weekend!

Deb Salisbury said...

Oh! Great quote! Many layers in that one.

Erica Chapman said...

Love that picture - wow someone has a good eye ;o) Great quote too - thanks for sharing ;o)

Kimberly Davis said...

What a beautiful quote from Eudora Welty! Gorgeous.

Julie said...

Love the poster! Love the words under it!

storyqueen said...

Wow. I got goosebumps from the quote!

Shelley

Christina Farley said...

Nice! I love little reminders like this.

B.J. Anderson said...

That is beautiful artwork! Thanks for the weekend thoughts. :D

K.M. Weiland said...

I love the idea that a plot is an unanswered question. I believe some of the most profound questions in life are those that have no clear answers. And good fiction often asks those very questions.

Kasie West said...

Great quote. Thanks for the thoughts.

Lydia Kang said...

*Sigh* What a lovely quote. All I can say is it's right on the money.

Jennie Englund said...

Like all these readers, I love the poster, too. Only maybe I would've made the "i" the red circle, instead of the "o." For the whole vision/eye/i thing.

Can you tell I'm supposed to be revising? Because I'll do
anything--ANYTHING--even improve inspirational posters--instead.

Karen Lange said...

This is great, thanks for sharing!
Happy weekend,
Karen

Mary Campbell said...

A working vision - great quote and picture. I have an award for you at my blog.

Velvet Over Steel said...

That is awesome and so inspiring! So glad I found your blog. I can learnb a lot from you!! :-) Hope you're having a great weekend! ~ Coreen

Jeanette Levellie said...

Love the picture, and the quote. Thanks for the food for thought!

Blessed Palm Sunday,
Jen
Audience of ONE

Guinevere said...

Oh, I love that quote. Thanks for posting this! I love the idea of something more subtle than an argument, "a working vision", in our writing.

VR Barkowski said...

Thank you, Shannon. Beautiful quotes (both on the poster AND Welty's). And the art is stunning.

Tahereh said...

you are totally still eligible!! i updated the criteria for you!! :D

<33333

Solvang Sherrie said...

What an amazing quote! There are plenty of times when I'm falling asleep that I have to get back up to write down my "working vision" -- last night in fact :D

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