The Kick-About #3 ‘Dance Of The Happy Shades’

Here’s another crop of wonderful responses to the prompt “dance of the happy shades” (including mine). And if you’re so inclined, there’s a new prompt posted at the end.

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Metropolis – our last kick-about prompt – inspired a wide-range of creative responses from a wide-range of creatives. I experienced a proper thrill of anticipation as the submissions began to arrive via email, blogposts and Twitter. ‘Metropolis’ brought with it some very clear and beloved associations; many of us couldn’t wait to channel our inner Fritz Lang. Prompt No 3 – ‘Dance of the Happy Shades’ – was an arguably more elusive start-point inspiring another rich collection of responses in a variety of different media. Enjoy!


Phil Cooper

“I started off by painting some foliage and flower shapes onto tracing paper, cutting them out, placing on a light box and photographing them. I meant the results to be shadowy and rather gothic, but they turned out rather different. Perhaps because it feels like full-on summer here in Berlin this week, and perhaps because I watched Picnic at Hanging Rock the…

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8 responses to “The Kick-About #3 ‘Dance Of The Happy Shades’”

  1. philgomm says :

    Thank you, Kerfe 🙂 It’s always a bit thrilling when you do this, and likewise when I get a notification that your Kick-About is ready to view. You might want to get your thinking cap on in advance, as for the next Kick-About, I’d love it if you’d consider offering up the new prompt 🙂

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  2. robertawrites235681907 says :

    There are fantastic, I love your poem and artwork and the others are also terrific.

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  3. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Such a cool post. I love the images and writing for all the writers/artists. Great poem and artwork, Kerfe. The face is mesmerizing.

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