Pause at the edges
to consider endings. Lines
as divined proof. Lines
becoming soothsayers. Lines
watching and recording time.
The 25th of each month has been, on and off, selfie day, so I’ve been aiming to finish the self portraits for my series then. I’m not even close this month, but Charlie at Doodlewash has been sponsoring a favorites month, and today is, appropriately, “favorite body part”. The eye is certainly tempting, but the hands win out.
I realized as I was doing this that I haven’t really been drawing much at all for awhile. Perhaps these hands will get me going again. I did the right hand with the left hand holding the pencil, and the left hand with the right hand holding the pencil, not lifting the pencil from the page. Palms still seem easier to draw me than the back of the hand.
The poem uses the secret keeper’s words this week:
WATCH | EDGE | PROOF | PAUSE | SOOTH