Creative Writing…Wordplay Wednesday: “glocal”

Today’s Wordplay Wednesday, creative writing exercise, is the word “glocal.”

  • Yes, global and local have been matched up – according to Dictionary.com. One meaning is “relating to the interconnection of a global and local issue.”
  • All well and good, an interesting new word, wouldn’t you say?  Now, say it out loud – gloh-kuhl… Doesn’t it sound terrible? Cah, cah, cah sort of a cough or spit to it? In this exercise, the sound is what interests me about the word.

Wordplay Wednesday exercise: Write a 200 word, or less, character sketch using the word “glocal.”  Enjoy creative writing, give it a try? Here’s my version…

  • Brainstorming: I envision a character in a pricey grocery store saying glocal in an awkward or funny way. 

WPW Character Sketch:

After staring down the counter of faux-sugared bake goods, and despairing over each croissant calorie in her GoodEats app, Willow sipped her Sulawesi Toarco coffee. It was tepid at best. Still she savored it, sipping in the little liquid quarters, of the stingingly high priced brew. Luke warm or not she would finish the whole $8.oo coffee. It was glocal after all, the Indonesian beans imported and freshly roasted in the store that morning, according to the bright-eyed Barista boy in the skintight black jeans. Although could you trust a person who sold you an $8.00 coffee? Willow wasn’t sure as she swallowed another liquid fifty cents.

Then she spotted Trent trotting up to the coffee line, his long arms and plate sized forehead glistened with sweat from his work out at the gym.

“How’s the coffee?” Trent winked, still hoping for a text response she knew.

“Great it’s glocal.” Willow unnervingly coffee-spit as she said it. The wet glob landed on Trent’s day-glo sneakers.  A split second of horror washed over her. Then, she grinned at Trent’s disgusted expression and realized her $8.00 coffee had also bought her freedom from texting him back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy 4th! Fireworks ZIA

Zentangle Inspired Art

Category #Summer fun:) I’ve been experimenting with mixed media techniques. I call this technique “tile-alizing:)” because your paper tile takes on the glossy look of ceramic tile.  

To try this technique, draw your tangles with a black micron 01 on a Zentangle 3.5 paper tile, then go for your mixed media elements to highlight and shade…watercolors, bleeding tissue paper, colored pencils, gel pens (can you tell, I have trouble stopping.) When all your media layers are dry, finish with a glossy coat (Modge Podge works:) Your paper tile will take on an appearance of a ceramic tile. My only cautionary tale is that sometimes when the glossy coat hits the gel pen, the gel pen can change color. I have only had this happen once when a golden rose gel pen turned (a scary) fuschia… ah, mixed media experiments. 

Happy 4th! Jill

Fireworks ZIA

Glossytile

Tangles: Letter “F” tangles, Fassett and Fengle for the fourth!