Here’s a #poemsketch from last week, inspired by a small turtle I saw while on a walk with my daughter. That combined with world news of devastation (both natural and manmade) to make this poem. I like doing the dripping lines and writing on them. Saw that in a book from the library. Hate my printing, though. Last night, Annabelle and I sat at a Caribou Coffee doing art together. I messed around with lettering. This week’s #poemsketches are all pretty messy, and they’re already done, so nothing to do about that! But (next week) I’m going to try a cleaner-looking lettering so the words can shine a little more. And while I love black lines with watercolor, this turtle and my pine cone (coming soon) are too detailed. I like more of a simple outline and then loose watercolor. It’s fun analyzing my own attempts at art since there’s nothing at stake. No expectation or hope of it “leading to anything.” It’s just fun to play, childlike, with things that have always intimidated me.
I think I’ll add this one to the Peace Padlet after this post goes live.