Questions – Week Two

2015 Artist Writer Mashup | Lamplighter

Questions – Week Two | 2015 Artist Writer Mashup

Lamplighter’s 2015 Artist Writer Mashup is featuring the illustrations of New Jersey artist Lauren Clark. Each participating writer is paired with an illustration. Throughout the project, writers are given a series of prompts, contemplations, and questions. Each participating writer is to compose some work of fiction, non-fiction, or poetry inspired by the illustration. Here are today’s questions:

You’ve all been writing for more than a week! Great job! By now you surely have an idea of what you expect to accomplish by the end of the month, and probably have some pages drafted. Answer the following questions in a blog post.

  • How much have you written in the first week?
  • How do you feel about it, positive or negative?
  • Do you have a set goal in mind or could all your plans change tomorrow?
  • What’s the most difficult part of writing so far?

Remember to blog and share your post in the comments below!


Lauren Clark graduated from William Paterson University, where she studied various forms of art, and where she started taking Illustration more seriously. Lauren likes to play with imagination, something so many lose as we “grow up.” The series of Illustrations used for this project has been showcased at the Hoboken Arts Festival and on a month long display at a local wine bar. You can see some of Lauren’s work on Etsy.com

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  1. Victoria KalossVictoria Kaloss04-12-2015

    Questions – Week Two | 2015 Artist Writer Mashup
    April 11th, 2015
    Good morning Victoria!
    You’ve all been writing for more than a week! Great job! By now you surely have an idea of what you expect to accomplish by the end of the month, and probably have some pages drafted. Answer the following questions in a blog post:
    • How much have you written in the first week?
    • How do you feel about it, positive or negative?
    • Do you have a set goal in mind or could all your plans change tomorrow?
    • What’s the most difficult part of writing so far?
    The first week, I have written the prompts as they have been assisting in bringing emotions and details forward. I have yet to begin a written piece for the illustration, my visual Muse. I have positive feelings concerning my illustration and mixed emotions over ‘doing right’ by the artist and the picture.
    No set goal, just taking mental, emotional notes in my head, waiting for the time and space to open up and git ‘er done. Of course, everything can change tomorrow or within the next minute.
    The most difficult part of writing so far – is me.
    Me, the writer in creating the time vortex welcoming my process with open arms, open files and open heart.
    Having a blast all the same!