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Write Around PAM: Yoshida Fujio

As young children we are often asked what our favorite color is. Colors are some of the first words we learn and they help us describe the world around us. And while we may no longer commit to a “favorite” color, we recognize when we’re drawn to hues and how they make us feel. Colors can calm, energize, evoke memories, improve our mood, signal a season, and so much more. This week, as we continue our slide into fall and leaves shift from greens to reds, yellows and oranges, we invite you to take some time with this piece by Yoshida Fujio, noticing what the colors here evoke for you. Before or after you write, take some time to learn more about Yoshida Fujio’s life and art.⠀

We have some prompts to help you get started. You can choose one, both, or follow your own adventure. Set a timer for 8 minutes and just keep the pen moving. 

Orange feels like…/ The colors swirl…

Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past posts from the summer, and look for continuing weekly posts through the fall. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM  

Yoshida Fujio, Nasturtium, 1954, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of Travers Hill Polak, © unknown, research required, 2015.32.2