I was so very excited today when I came home to find these on my hallway hutch!! Books written by a wonderfully talented gentleman and fellow blogger Dean J. Baker. If you don’t follow Dean, do so right now for you will not be disappointed!! Enjoy and keep reading!
We’ve all heard Adele’s cover of The Cure’s Lovesong. I loved this song as a teenager and still love it today and although I really like Adele’s version, I still love the original. The lyrics are so intense and convey how love can make one think and feel and how that love can last regardless of time, distance, words or behaviour that might lead others to believe that love no longer exists. This song speaks of the emancipation of love beyond all boundaries and is, I believe, a really epic tune. Today’s journal page includes words from the Cure’s Lovesong. Let them speak to you in whatever manner you wish. Enjoy, know that love has no boundaries and keep making art!
Today’s journal page was started a few days ago at my watercolour journal class. The technique is called Found Poetry and comes from Quinn McDonald’s book of Raw Art Journaling. The how to: find an old book at a discount store, tear out a page (my apologies to my fellow book lovers, this also was difficult for me at first), and then paint over , blot out, or otherwise cover in some creative manner all words except those words and/or phrases that call to you in some way. You then create an interesting background on the page and there you have it, your Found Poetry journal page. My page was most giddily torn from a book entitled Cleopatra, apologies but I didn’t take note of the author, perhaps this gave me some sense of atonement for tearing up the book.
My found poetry reads like this:
Illicit Affairs: for talk is evil, difficult to bear, once many people talk it up: It too is some god.
Cleopatra turned thirty-five accumulating good fortune, most auspicious of her reign, ingeniously solved
To her friendship tamed a surge of popularity. the revenues flowed in,
She had made good, simultaneously safeguarding and supplementing monarchs in wealth
The abundance..his sumptuous palace.
Enjoy, go find some poetry and keep making art!
Not many words tonight…late here so I’ll just post the work from my watercolour journaling class this evening…great fun and who knew I could be a poet too!
Enjoy and keep making art!