Handmade ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #163

Handmade Boats, Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
I let the rough asymmetry
Of a handmade world
Wash over my being



I am an organic being
Cradled in a manufactured world

And my notions of beauty
Have been filtered
By the means of manufacture

Handmade Boats on The Ganga
Ganges River
Uttar Pradesh, India

Taken during travels, 2017

Last week we went around the Bend. This week, let`s enjoy things we’ve Handmade or find something else to inspire you in this photograph of rowboats on India’s Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Sundays.

Each week I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as points of inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or images
  • You may use my image in your post, or any image you have created
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post

Each week, I’ll list the previous week’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

Last week’s challenge: Bend
Horseshoe Bend, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona, United States of America
Challenge #162 ~ Bend

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #162 was Bend, along with this photograph of Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River in Glen Canyon National Recreation Site at Page, Arizona, United States of America.

Seven bloggers went around the Bend this week. Thank you, everyone! =)

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating!