Observe your city, town, street, or patch of earth and report back — in your favorite medium.
On his About page, John Meehan — a “flâneur with camera” — says:
All that matters to me is developing my ‘seeing’…
I love John Meehan’s focus on process — on returning to the streets to practice observation — to discover and document the nuances he shares in his exceptional photography.
Searching the word flâneur in the Reader allows you to travel the world from your armchair.
The good news is that coupling observation and process fits every medium of expression: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, drawing, painting — even musical composition.
This week, I challenge you to become a flâneur — a detached observer of your city, town, street, or home — and report back in the medium you choose. What do you observe? Think of color, sound, texture, and smells. What feelings arise as you observe? Use your observations to fuel your creative fire.