“Vacuum (Swept From the Closet)” – Flash 55 (Excerpt ha! from Nanowrimo)


Vacuum (Swept From The Closet)

“Are you drawing that vacuum cleaner?

It had been pulled from the closet.

“You are! You’re drawing that vacuum cleaner!”

He inhaled/exhaled concentration, fumes of marker slashes, too, in the air.

“Since when are vacuum cleaners great art?”

In-out, till, with renewed compression of breath/stare, he flipped the sheet over the spiralwired pad, began again.


Agh!  I really am trying to work on Nanowrimo.  A bit.  A difficult week.  Here’s a 55 word section for the G-Man
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13 Comments on ““Vacuum (Swept From the Closet)” – Flash 55 (Excerpt ha! from Nanowrimo)”

  1. rebelle Says:

    Breaks are good, especially when they produce for our amusement! You will go back refreshed….yes, you know you will….

  2. brian miller Says:

    there are def those that will never understand art…or that it can be found anywhere…and i know his frustration as well with the one that will not stop talking….lol…

    breathe deep….and write…smiles.

  3. Mama Zen Says:

    I guess it depends on who is drawing the vacuum!

    Keep writing!

  4. It’s a still life! Everyone draws boring fruit bowls so why not a vacumn cleaner? Love it, and good luck with the November thing.

  5. rebecca2000 Says:

    LOL you know, one day they will be great art for ancient artifacts.

  6. hedgewitch Says:

    I hope the drawing doesn’t suck…

    *runs away quickly*
    Vacuum cleaner puns are terribly lowbrow–sorry. ;_P

    I love the inhale/exhale of marker fumes and slashes–very visual and neat 55, K.

  7. G-Man Says:


    Sorry…What a fabulous drawing though.
    Can I buy it?
    10 Bucks….I’m serious.
    Loved your artsy Fartsy 55 MD
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  8. David King Says:

    I can think of a world of objects less deserving of the term. Certainly it becomes great art in your hands.

  9. claudia Says:

    oh vacuum cleaners ARE great art…just reminded me of the jeff koons exhibition i visited a while ago…he had a hall full with all vacuum cleaners…and heck it WAS art..smiles

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Well, I agree that vacuum cleaners are great art. And that Jeff Koons is a definite artist. That said, I do like vacuum cleaners as art, but I don’t really like Jeff Koons so much. It’s not the subject matter, it’s the sleek sheen of the metal. There’s one downtown here – the cherries that is quite nice but I just don’t care much for the big balloon dogs. Not on an “is it art?” level – perhaps on a “is it good art?” level. I find them a bit slick, like things more gnarly. But THANKS much for your comment. Hope you are over your jet lag! k.

  10. margaretbednar Says:

    I say it is a beautiful continuous line sketch. A handsomer vacuum I have yet to see. And I love the smell of permanent marker 🙂

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