4 Dec 2011

It's all in the details...

They sat opposite each other, with eyes downcast. Unappetizing sandwiches and lukewarm tea added nothing to ease the situation. Divorce was on both their minds.

In the tradition of MonkeyMan, I've used a mere 160 characters to capture the mood of this snippet from the Magpie Tales illustration - 'Lunch' by George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art - which Tess has used today. 

But I couldn't resist honing in on other parts of this intriguing painting, so full of stories...

Morning light
filtered through the glass,
but coffee
was needed
before his eyes could focus
on its brilliance.





But HOW did the G-Man get in on the act? Look carefully! Hehehe!

52 comments:

  1. divorce,
    wow.
    what a hitting line.

    lovely magpie.

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  2. heavy...yeah our thoughts can steal the flavor out of anything ..esp when we allow that thought in...

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  3. Excellently done - especially the first.

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  4. both are great but the second does it for me...xx

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  5. Fantastic match for words and pictures. Great one.

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  6. creative take.
    beautiful 160.

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  7. A brilliant response to the prompt Penny! :-)

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  8. Lovely that you have homed in on individuals in the picture and taken their stories. But I wouldn't have expected anything less.

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  9. A very original take! aand I'd love to know how you divided the picture up like that - very clever!

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  10. Love how you've captured such detail.

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  11. Fabulous takes on this one, both of them.

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  12. What a fascinating take on the meme! I loved your approaches.

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  13. Nice! Two great perspectives.

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  14. These are both fantastic snippets of life. I love the way you selected different people from the picture and told their stories, rather than writing about the whole. Cool idea.

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  15. I love the way you approached the Magpie. Just outstanding!

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  16. Sombre, but right on the money there Jinksy. Nice 160!

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  17. Thanks for playing week after week. This 160 is exceptional.

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  18. Penny, I haven't been to your blogs in a while. I don't recall seeing this one. I enjoyed reading several of these - Dave

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  19. FABulous, Penny! i love both of these!
    dani ♥

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  20. Loved this!! And the painting is fabulous!
    Speaks volumes
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. Great- you are very sharp and creative with this!

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  22. Love both!...

    Good takes on the prompt!..

    JJRod'z

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  23. I like how you zeroed in on the individuals in the painting and their stories. That approach fits with the mood of the painting very well. Nice take!

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  24. Very clever. Really like how you used the pieces of the photo, rather than the whole. Nicely done!

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  25. You must be fun to be around. How clever to take it all apart. And then put the parts into a whole with your words.

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  26. how good is that one!! I love what you've done with all of the bits ....weaving them together into a story and cutting through the party!

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  27. Very clever. I like the plot!

    Erick Flores

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  28. Ha!

    Really well done. I especially like the second one. Well, I like all three.

    Great way to handle the prompt. K.

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  29. I LOVE how you honed in on certain aspects of the picture! I will have to fight hard not to steal that!
    The first... that captured that feeling of sitting across the table trying to eat while something is dying.
    Wonderful!

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  30. this was great...and the G-man part was priceless!

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  31. Like this very much Jinksy!

    Anna :o]

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  32. I love how you pulled characters out of this painting and brought their story to life.

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  33. Loved your anatomical dissection of the painting, complemented perfectly by the poetical vignettes!

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  34. "Snippets"...all that's necessary..a brilliant point of view!

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  35. Three great responses. For me, the middle one takes the biscuit.

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  36. Thankfully, I can't relate to the first. Nicely done, Jinksy... you see all... even the G-Man! ha!

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  37. LOL Loved it all but the G-Man was the icing on the cake. Very very clever and witty from you!

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  38. I find the second image haunting...

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  39. Interesting, Jinksy that the painting becomes more sinister with the close ups:)

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  40. I liked your short stories about these pictures Pen - Dave

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  41. Vwey clever Jinksy - they are individuals under their common miisery ...

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  42. Love how you divided this painting. Your offering is one of my favorites for this prompt. Well done!

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