What are Ozlandish Writings?

From July 2010 to December 2014 we ran OZLAND PICTURE STORIES as described below. Sadly though the number of writers reduced over the years and we decided to call it a day. We leave these as a record of the good times we had.

Are "You" ready to challenge your writing skills? Then participate in our OZLAND Picture Stories writing series at The Ozland Art Gallery.

Each month a new picture will be picked, from our OZLAND Artist of the Month collection, with different themes. Your goal is to write a 500-1000 word... poem... essay... or story about the picture picked. This is a chance for you to challenge your writing skills each month. Story can be written in ANY genre... sci fi... romance... ghost... fantasy... fiction... non-fiction... biography... mystery... historical... whatever your writing genre... feel free to experiment. Send your writing inworld to Sven Pertelson as a notecard to have it included on the web site. We meet at the The Ozland Art Gallery each Wednesday at Noon and 6pm SLT to read the latest submissions on voice. More Information

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Your Inspiration for Picture Stories - January 2011

For January 2011 we are showing examples of the work of the artists that have been featured in our Gallery since we opened in May 2009.

Spiral Silverstar - Alba2 Rossini. - Josina Burgess
Stephs Magic - Hermes Kondor - Lou Mannock
Seleuma Snowpaw - Maria Binder - Alexandra Mensing
SkyBlue Earthboy - Faustine Pau - Satu Gustafson
Jadyn Firehawk - Van Caerndow - Cowboy Darbyshire
Tegan Jenvieve - KenpoKarate Yakubu

Please enjoy the work of these Great Artists and choose ANY of the art on display to inspire you.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

EDE Expedition - Part 4 - by lillian Morpork

“I wish we’d been able to read something in the ground around our campsites,” Jim said to Sheila. “I know something has been watching us, but with the ground cover, nothing showed. I’m beginning to suspect that we are not the only intelligent species here.”

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Growing up Tad by Llola Lane

Growing up Tad by Llola Lane
(inspired by the Watercolor Artwork, Reflections in the Ether by SkyBlue Earthboy)

I open my eyes and what do I see?
A world of wonder all about me.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wintry White by Llola Lane

(inspired by the Enkaustik Artwork, "eiszeit" by Marie Binder)

Wintry white all crisp and clean
These are the visions of magical dreams

EDE Expedition - Part 3 - by lillian Morpork

“Ok,” Jim said, after a two week stay. “I think we’ve done all we can here, so I want to move on. But first, we need to send the capsules with samples of everything we’ve found back to main base. I had good news from Bill this morning - things are really looking up. Trisha, they agree with you, the soil here is good for growing Earth plants. In fact, Ben said that the experimental farm is producing crops already. They’ve harvested wheat, oats and rye and they are all an exact match to the Earth samples. The apple trees are growing so fast, topping five feet now, and very healthy. The vegetable crops are producing as fast, and in good quantity. Looks like the colonists will be able to provide well for themselves - maybe two or three crops in a year.”

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Among the Fae - by Sven Pertelson

(inspired by the picture 'Forest Fae' by Tegan Jenvieve) - Listen to a podcast of this story.

I promised you the last time we spoke that I would tell you how I came to spend time among the Fae and how I eventually returned to what we consider the normal world.

The Traveler by Llola Lane

(inspired by Hermes Kondor's Traveler Series Artwork)

I travel all across the land
even to places without sand
where waters meet and rivers flow
I am there all a glow.

Monday, January 10, 2011

EDE Expedition - Part 2 - by lillian Morpork

The trip across the lake went smoothly, and within the hour, they were making their way up river, pushing against the current. They were walled in on both sides by the forest - almost a jungle, though not quite as hot and wet as Earth jungles. Still, the growth was lush and luxuriant with blue-greens and red-greens predominant. Although the orbital and drone exploration hadn’t shown any large life forms, smaller ones had been abundant.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

December Story by Relay Caedmon

(Inspired by picture Christmas Island)  Click here to listen to a podcast of this story

When she opened her fathers car she noticed the fresh and frosty winter air, which made her cheeks go red at an instant. “Are you sure we came to the right house dad!” She looked at him while he still sat in the car and held a cigarette in his hand, and he looked at her with a mysterious smile. “ That my sweet Ann will be a surprise for you.”

EDE Expedition - Part 1 - by lillian Morpork

(Inspired by Josina's Gouache Paper Art)
Jim Bradley stepped out of the pre-fab dome and looked around the compound, checking that all was well. The eight four person domes and four couples domes (including the one behind him) were arranged in a semi-circle around the large one, the dining hall and lounge. He could see activity around some of them, and knew that soon they would all gather in the communal dome for breakfast, and a last planning session.