174. My Favourite Reader-Stories
from last week's storytelling thread!
Last week, I invited you to play the game of tiny people. In today’s post, I share some favourites from the 16 stories you wrote, and the winner of this month’s signed print!
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The Existentialism of Tiny People
The Game of Tiny People rests upon this idea -
Tiny people have a lot to say. These portraits, distilled out of so much reality, nonetheless possess a distinct personhood. They have personality, pose, character, fashion, and hairstyles. This means that while you may never have visited Vancouver, it is still possible you recognize some of them. - #53 “The Existentialism of Tiny People”
So before we get into it, I want to acknowledge this magic we have created - that a moment’s observation in my life, that the lines drawn on my page in my corner of the world, can hold another meaning for you, can assume a new identity, a new life, and a new story, in your world.
Reader, if this is not magic, what is?
Let’s get into it.
Radhika demonstrates that sometimes a tiny story is just two delicious lines.
I am blown away by the richness of these images. Jessica writes.
Rebecca plays the game of tiny people beautifully. Taken from my world, this tiny person now fully belongs in hers. She writes.
Reader, have you been on either side of this story? I am guilty of being both of these characters at different times! Chevanne writes.
I actually read this tiny story a couple of times before realizing it was a haiku. Amie writes
And the winner is...
For this month’s tiny story thread,wins a signed print for that most excellent haiku. Amie, please get in touch with your mailing address!
Last week, I gave a demo to over 100 participants during the Street-view World Tour run by Eleanor Doughty and Jenny Adam. I walked through my straight-to-ink approach and answered questions about style and supplies while drawing this Google Street-View scene from Granville Island in Vancouver.
See my 20-minute segment below!
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Dear reader, thank you for your time and attention.