Mitchell Thread #7


mitchell series #7s

There is
method in my madness.
There are
ways and means.

There is observation, preparation, approach.
There are patterns, recipes, schemes.

There is
There are

There is structure, arrangement, organization.
There are combinations, distributions, designs.

There is
There are maps.

There are
no systems, no rules, no codes.
There is
no canon.

there is
and madness
there is
and there are


I had a vision for where I wanted to go after Nina’s last drawing in this series.  It definitely involved a window and a mirror.  The finished collage isn’t quite what I saw in my mind, but the materials at hand and the day and my state of mind and body are always factors in what results when I begin work.  The shadow crept in too.

As to the poem, how could I neglect to take up Jane Dougherty’s challenge to write something using the saying “method in my madness”?

Mitchell series #5s


mitchell version 3s


after joan mitchell (trees) s

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43 responses to “Mitchell Thread #7”

  1. Jane Dougherty says :

    Love the method and the madness 🙂

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    What a beautiful combination of art and words. I’m happy that you posted both work from you and Nina together to get the full impact of your combined art. I like the last stanza in your poem, very much. Have a happy day.

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  3. artandmoondreams says :

    Wonderful progression of a lovely collaboration. Terrific verse with a great theme. Really enjoyable read and inspiring viewing pleasure, thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution} says :

    Its very cool! its so interesting how the different collage pieces work together, and how you planned it out.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Beautiful! Kasey Kasum comes to mind. “And the countdown continues.” Really loving the collaborative work and enjoyed the verse too!

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  6. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Love everything about this! nice method and madness

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jodi says :

    so beautiful and always love your words too!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. (b)ananartista SBUFF says :

    very nice and attractive shapes

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    This is such a cool project to watch!! I love this one!! It’s getting so good this madness of yours!! 😉❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  10. kutukamus says :

    Whatever method
    Or beautifully mad finesse
    Some thought, nevertheless 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. D.S. says :

    Well, now … I love the art, it’s gorgeous and bright and features one of my favorite subjects — trees!!! And I also love the poem — what a perfect, apt description of the creative process. If you don’t mind, I think I shall print it out and make reference to it often. 🙂 Happy Monday (soon)! 🙂

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  12. Elusive Trope says :

    A splendid expression of the paradox in both the creative process, but in life itself: “structure, arrangement, organization….no systems, no rules, no codes.” Chaos begets order. Order begets chaos.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. kim881 says :

    This poem and the images remind me of an old friend of mine, a master quilter and a lovely woman who is creative with her hands. Thankyou.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. merrildsmith says :

    Absolutely love this one–poem, art, and the method of the madness. Or madness of the method. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. writersdream9 says :

    Very good flow! Enjoyed very much!

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