I’ve enjoyed sharing Wednesday Wrap Up— a wrap up of my project tips for the past week or something I’ve learned that may also help others with the same #warmup4art hashtag. Today is a return to art and poetry, which I’ve written about previously.
March is Slice of Life, sponsored by The Two Writing Teachers, and I wrote a poem every day for that. April is National Poetry Month sponsored by Poets.org, [NaPoWriMo], and so I continue my poetry writing for this month as well. Here’s one of the Slice of Life with art– Blue Planet and the inspiration post for the previously noted Poetry and Art post for NaPoWriMo. For each day in most of March and all of April, I also included a bit of my writing process, which is as creative as art, but not visual. That’s what I’m sharing today.
I love the small poems of Valerie Worth in her many collections of Small Poems. Last year, my CLmooc friends and I wrote and shared poems in our Poetry Port Slideshow. You may find some inspiration there. I wrote the above poem about my pen for that set of poems.
This month for today’s Wrap Up, I wrote a small poem about my art pens– the brush pens. It ended up being four haiku and then I created the bit of life– the art that the poem and the pen of the poem painted– but I painted it digitally into the photo at the top of the page with the app Procreate.
Holding a rainbow
in my hand a memory
flows across the page
Swirls of joy in blues
Waves of the lake and sunshine
Summer yellow smiles.
Two dark blobs placed so
With hearts of pink swirled around
Sadness brushed with love.
Bursts of bright curved strokesSHERI EDWARDS
Of paths for joys invited—
Steady forward hope.
The Process of Writing and Illustrating
To share with you the writing process, I took screencasts of me writing the poem and creating the art, creating this video of the process:
Try It !
- paper clip
- johnny jump-up
- key ring
- flower bud
Add a bit of art– and you’re on your way to the first of your own little poetry book, which you can publish for your coffee table from Google Photos.