Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday's Prompt/Swap +

First is a 4 x 5" beeswax collage. This one is quite plain - an image gel transferred over tiny script paper, the doily type decorations at the bottom, and some blue and purple angelina waxed in. I love this image...such a peaceful scene. The sides of the canvas are painted a purplish blue.
These are two very heartfelt journal pages. Please feel free to click on them to enlarge - I wouldn't put them here if I didn't feel up to sharing them. These were done on the 11th anniversary of my Dad's death. The left hand side is kind of a letter to him. The right hand side is a poem that I wrote soon after his death.

This week's prompt.......drum roll, please.......
This is a little different and I hope that someone participates as I'm setting it up as kind of a simple swap challenge. It will be a FOUND POEM. Now don't let that scare you off -- this is a kind of poem that practically writes itself. CHOOSE a book (It can be an old one that you'll tear pages out of OR one that you type or print sentences from.) TURN to pages 3, 18, and 24. NOW choose 3 sentences from each of those pages and just decide what order the 9 sentences will go in -- there's your found poem. It may or may not make sense, I'm seen them come out both ways. Sometimes the specific sentence is specified, too, as in "go down to the 14th line on page 3", but I'm freeing it up a bit more for you.
NOW, glue or write your poem on something and it'll be ♥♥ ART ON ART ♥♥!! Your poem could be put on a photograph you've taken, some background technique you've done, or just draw/paint/or whatever around it. PLEASE don't spend alot of time on this. I'd rather have you do it. The swap part comes in that if you send it to me, I'll send one to you. I'm visualizing doing this on 4 x 6" or 5 x 7" heavy cardstock or such. It could even just be done on a postcard, whatever size that is. If there are any questions about the process, leave a comment or email me at lgj302 at gmail dot com.

"That was the great thing about being alive. Today might not be so good, but tomorrow you got another chance to get it right." from Absolute Power by David Baldacci


Marilyn Rock said...

Laura; your beeswax collage is wonderful; very peaceful image; I agree! The angelina fibers - great touch! Your prompt is awesome; very challenging and intriguing. I'm going to try to do this; it will take me a bit but I want to do it :) Thank you!

DJ said...

The art journal and collage are great. The found poem idea sounds really neat, I'm going to give it a shot!

kerrip said...

Hi Laura,
Those journal pages are wonderful. Perfectly evocative of just one way art journals can be used for creative expression, memories, healing, and continuity... and I absolutely LOVE this challenge. I'm in!!!

JMJ said...

Super cool prompt! I am going to try it when I have some time.