Creative Prompt #197: West

“East of the Sun and West of the Moon” Source: Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe, Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne, Norske Folkeeventyr (Christiania [Oslo], 1842-1852), translated by George Webb Dasent (1859). Translation revised by D. L. Ashliman. © 2001.

Taliesin West – Frank Lloyd Wright

Great Western Bank (now part of Chase)

Nato Camp: During the Cold War “the West” was often used to refer to the NATO camp as opposed to the Warsaw Pact and non-aligned nations. The expression survives, with an increasingly ambiguous meaning. (your history lesson for the day from Wikipedia)

Best Western

Southwest Airlines

Kanye West

Farragut West

Mae West

Go West, young man! – Horace Greeley

West is a noun, adjective, or adverb indicating direction or geography. (Wikipedia)

West End (London)

West Africa

West Germany

The West Wing

West Valley College

West is one of the four cardinal directions or compass points. It is the opposite of east and is perpendicular to north and south. (Wikipedia)

Nathanael West (author)

West Nile virus

Upper West Side

Nine West

Western Addition (San Francisco neighborhood)

In Chinese Buddhism, the West represents movement toward the Buddha or enlightenment (see Journey to the West). The ancient Aztecs believed that the West was the realm of the great goddess of water, mist, and maize. In Ancient Egypt, the West was considered to be the portal to the netherworld, and is the cardinal direction regarded in connection with death, though not always with a negative connotation. Ancient Egyptians also believed that the Goddess Amunet was a personification of the West.[1] The Celts believed that beyond the western sea off the edges of all maps lay the Otherworld, or Afterlife.(Wikipedia)

Western hemsiphere

American West

In American literature (e.g. in The Great Gatsby) moving West has sometimes symbolized gaining freedom, perhaps as an association with the settling of the Old West (see also Manifest Destiny).(Wikipedia)

West Elm

West Portal, San Francisco (Wikipedia, again)

West Seattle

To go west using a compass for navigation, one needs to set a bearing or azimuth of 270°. (Wikipedia)

Western Union

West is the direction opposite that of the Earth‘s rotation on its axis, and is therefore the general direction towards which the Sun sets. (Wikipedia)

West Point

Moving continuously west is following a circle of latitude, which, except in the case of the equator, is not a great circle. (Wikipedia)

West Virginia

The word west is derived from the name of one of the four dwarves in Norse mythology, Norðri, Suðri, Austri and Vestri, who each represented one of the directions of the world. (Wikipedia)

Cornel West

Western Europe

The West (PBS program)

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

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And now for the homage to the law…

West Publishing

John West

West Group

Fenwick & West


Thomson West


Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.