Sunday, September 09, 2007

Round Robin Challenge: Talisman

Hi ho, Robins!

This Challenge Is Now Closed, Thanks for playing! :)

It's time to announce the next Round Robin Photo Challenge topic, this time from Vicki, of the blog Maraca. The topic for Saturday, September 22nd, is "Talisman". As Vicki explains:

I love the word itself, "talisman," so mysterious and evocative. Talismans protect against evil or bring good luck. Many things come to mind, from a bowler's lucky shirt to folk amulets. Odd garden ornaments that include glass spheres and beads are fairly common these days, and would fit the bill. It could be something unusual that a bird has woven into a nest, a necklace or a saint medallion, coins, a stone, a special place ... anything, really, that says "magic lives here." Vicki

I must admit that when I saw the topic name "Talisman" in the Round Robin topic suggestion kitty, I immediately thought of the term in its narrowest meaning, as a magic amulet that protects its owner or brings luck. After all, my first novel's working title referred to just such an object. But there's a broader meaning as well. As Vicki says, many of us have some "lucky" object that comforts us as we face the unknown, whether it's a a rabbit's foot, an unusual coin, a piece of crystal, a small statue, or even a particular item of clothing we wear to job interviews or the big game. Maybe we don't really believe that it helps us, but we keep it close by anyway, perhaps as a touchstone or icon. And even if we aren't in the least superstitious, we may be intrigued by items that resemble powerful magical objects, be they relics of some ancient religion or replicas of Tolkien's One Ring. It's a topic that requires a little extra thought, but sometimes those are the best ones!

So start thinking about what your talisman may be, whether it's a mysterious necklace at a museum, a St. Christopher medal or your child's lucky socks. Take your pictures, and get ready to post your entry on Saturday, September 22nd, anytime between midnight and midnight. Here are the usual guidelines:

1. Please RSVP in the comments to this entry if you plan to participate. Include your name or online handle, blog name and URL, thus:

Bilbo
There and Back Again
http://myprecious.blogspot.com

It's also helpful if you stop back here and let us know that your entry is posted, so that we can update the Linking List that much more quickly!

2. As always, you can post up to six days later if you need to, but the announced date is the best, and please do not post your entry early.

3. Do include a link back here, or to the Linking List of participating Robins, which will be posted in this entry on the 22nd.

And remember, your own topic suggestions are always welcome! Email them to us:

* Karen: mavarin[at]aol.com
* Carly: ondinemonet[at]aol.com
* Steven: steven.emmett[at]gmail.com

Now go be photographers!

Karen
with Carly and Steven

Linking List

boliyou
Percolation
http://boliyou.blogspot.com

Carly - Posted!
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

Vicki
- Posted!
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com

Janet
- Posted!
fond of photography
http://fondofphotography.blogspot.com

Suzanne R - Posted!
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

Nancy - POSTED!
Nancy Luvs Pics
http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix

Kerrin - Posted!
a new day
http://kerrinsdailyphoto.blogspot.com

Steven
- Posted!
(sometimes)photoblog
http://sepintx.blogspot.com

Teena - Posted!
It's all about me!
http://purple4mee.blogspot.com/


14 comments:

boliyou said...

Count me in!

boliyou
Percolation
http://boliyou.blogspot.com

Carly said...

I will be playing :)

Carly
Ellipsis
http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com

Karen Funk Blocher said...

How could I not?

Karen
Outpost Mâvarin
http://outmavarin.blogspot.com

MyMaracas said...

Yep, I'll be there.

Vicki
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/

Janet said...

Bilbo
There and Back Again
http://myprecious.blogspot.com


hahahah!!! My precioussssssss ;-)

ahem.

Janet
fond of photography
http://fondofphotography.blogspot.com

Suzanne R said...

I think I kinda sorta have an idea. I will be there!

Suzanne R
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Sure...i'll try it.

Nancy

Nancy Luvs Pics

http://journals.aol.com/nhd106/Nancyluvspix/

kmm said...

I'll be there!

Kerrin
a new day
http://kerrinsdailyphoto.blogspot.com

Steven said...

I'm in!
Steven
(sometimes)photoblog
http://sepintx.blogspot.com/

Teena said...

I'm in :)

Teena
It's all about me!
http://purple4mee.blogspot.com/

Suzanne R said...

Mine is up!

Suzanne R
New Suzanne R's Life
http://newsuzannerslife.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Hi,
I posted...and I'm a little nervous. When you read my entry, you'll see why.

xo,
Nancy

Janet said...

Mine's up!

Janet
fond of photography
http://fondofphotography.blogspot.com

MyMaracas said...

Mine's up.

:-)
Vicki
Maraca
http://mymaracas.blogspot.com/