Tuesday, June 14, 2016

#SOL16: After Rob

Below is a poem that captures an early morning after Rob died. I  wrote it and paired it with two pages from my art journal. It has been a long time since I actually wrote poetry and it was a bit scary to face the page. A special thanks to Carol Varsalona for the occasion to write poetry and the encouragement to do so.

from my art journal, 6.8.16  (acrylic paint, ink, gesso)

8 comments:

  1. Truly beautiful, Mary Ann. Both your words and art speak of a new peace.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. Making my way a moment at a time. Appreciate your words.

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  2. I agree with Jennifer. Both words and pictures are beautiful! It sounds like you are coming to a new place. And I love your art journal. I would like a slice about that sometime-- it's something I would like to try and I don't have any idea where to start.

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    1. There's a lot of information on the internet about art journaling. I'd recommend using youtube and entering "Art Journaling" into he search engine. i think you will like this link as it will take you to tons of videos. https://www.youtube.com/user/JournalArtista

      I use an old atlas as one of my journals. I love the size of it and the print and maps.
      Here's another link I have found helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po4N8bAefdo

      Good luck and thanks for taking a look.

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  3. Just beautiful - that visual of the tree shaking loose is something I now connect with your journey, Mary Ann.

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    1. Tree shaking loose sounds like something I want to remember. Thanks Tara:)

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  4. This is breathtaking. I love your line about the wind loosening everything from the leaves to the tight fist of grief in your heart. Your words are powerful and precise.

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Felt good to write the poem.

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