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From the Ted Talk by Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas

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I wanted to think about what else I could put shadows on, and I thought of my friend Bernie. But I didn't just want to paint the shadows. I also wanted to panit the highlights and create a mapping on his body in greyscale. I had a very specific vision of what this would look like, and as I was pntniiag him, I made sure to follow that very colsely. But something kept on fieinlckrg before my eyes. I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at. And then when I took that moment to take a step back, magic. I had turned my friend into a painting. I couldn't have foreseen that when I wanted to paint a sadohw, I would pull out this whole other dimension, that I would clpasole it, that I would take a painting and make it my friend and then bring him back to a painting.

Open Cloze

I wanted to think about what else I could put shadows on, and I thought of my friend Bernie. But I didn't just want to paint the shadows. I also wanted to _____ the highlights and create a mapping on his body in greyscale. I had a very specific vision of what this would look like, and as I was ________ him, I made sure to follow that very _______. But something kept on __________ before my eyes. I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at. And then when I took that moment to take a step back, magic. I had turned my friend into a painting. I couldn't have foreseen that when I wanted to paint a ______, I would pull out this whole other dimension, that I would ________ it, that I would take a painting and make it my friend and then bring him back to a painting.

Solution

  1. paint
  2. painting
  3. flickering
  4. shadow
  5. collapse
  6. closely

Original Text

I wanted to think about what else I could put shadows on, and I thought of my friend Bernie. But I didn't just want to paint the shadows. I also wanted to paint the highlights and create a mapping on his body in greyscale. I had a very specific vision of what this would look like, and as I was painting him, I made sure to follow that very closely. But something kept on flickering before my eyes. I wasn't quite sure what I was looking at. And then when I took that moment to take a step back, magic. I had turned my friend into a painting. I couldn't have foreseen that when I wanted to paint a shadow, I would pull out this whole other dimension, that I would collapse it, that I would take a painting and make it my friend and then bring him back to a painting.

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Important Words

  1. bernie
  2. body
  3. bring
  4. closely
  5. collapse
  6. create
  7. dimension
  8. eyes
  9. flickering
  10. follow
  11. foreseen
  12. friend
  13. greyscale
  14. highlights
  15. magic
  16. mapping
  17. moment
  18. paint
  19. painting
  20. pull
  21. put
  22. shadow
  23. shadows
  24. specific
  25. step
  26. thought
  27. turned
  28. vision
  29. wanted