Don’t Mess With Her…Art for Writers
This is a self-portrait by the New Zealand artist Rita Angus. She seems to be saying, don’t even think about it…
I’ve chosen this painting because she has such a strong, commanding face and even her clothes seem to say that they are in control, don’t mess with me.
Write about her. Better still, write in her voice and once you’ve established her character give her a challenge to overcome. Or, in Stephen King’s words, throw stones at her because that’s the way we discover the person behind the defiant stare.
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