fortune

lighthouse #4 1980 s

fortune magnetic

I consulted the Oracle this week with Colleen’s Challenge #66 in mind (synonyms for guide and destination).  The collage is an old one, from 1980–I did a series of lighthouses, inside and out, although this is the only one I found so far in the storage room.  It seemed to fit.

sailing on starclouds—
beacon dancing with fools
inside the outcome

 

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34 responses to “fortune”

  1. Jodi says :

    This 37 year old collage is AMAZING! A classic I might say!!! I love the thought of “inside the outcome.”

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    When I saw the collage–which I love–I thought fish and beach. Starclouds and “inside the outcome”–well, you know I love this! 🙂
    I think I need to consult the Oracle today, too.

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  3. alethakuschan says :

    This is beautiful, Kerfe, these words and the collage is magical. I was thinking seashell and sea air, but starclouds works too. Seashells have a galaxy like quality. Do you ever use your collages as a basis for painting, as a way of getting the motif for a painting?

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks! It’s funny Merril saw seashells too. I suppose the inside of a lighthouse could have been designed with shell spiraling in mind, if only indirectly.
      I’ve never tried to do any painting from collages. I feel like they are separate worlds. It’s an interesting thought though.

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      • alethakuschan says :

        Reading your beautiful poem, I agree with Merril that the imagery is perfectly suited to it. But I also saw a seashell. I’m biased in favor of seashells, however, since they’re one of my favorite subjects!

        I have sometimes used collage as a basis for painting, as a way of composing the idea in big forms. In that sense collage is like a middle territory between drawing and painting, having some qualities of both, excepting that the drawing is done using scissors, and it addresses usually the larger forms (though not always).

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      • memadtwo says :

        Your process is so different from mine…I rarely plan anything, or if I do, it never ends up where it started. I just follow each medium where things seem to want to go. But you are much more a painter than me as well. Perhaps if I was doing large paintings regularly I would have an easier time

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      • alethakuschan says :

        I do think of drawings as works in their own right, and collage also, etc. but I do also plan works and enjoy thinking about a painting through the medium of drawing. There is something wonderful about thinking about a painting without the use of color — even when you know that color will be perhaps the major factor. And I get ideas going from one medium to another. However, like you, no matter how much planning I might do, the painting often goes in an unanticipated direction and that’s also wonderful. No matter what one is doing, there are always ideas that arise in the midst of working that you couldn’t ever have foreseen. That’s all part of what makes it marvelous and exciting, isn’t it?
        And it’s fun having this conversation too. I love painting, drawing, all of it. It’s so wonderful to see, to be in a visual world.

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      • memadtwo says :

        Yes, this community is a wonderful thing. Your work is very inspiring to me, and I like thinking about the process too.

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      • alethakuschan says :

        thank you, Kerfe, for your kind thoughts and words

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      • memadtwo says :

        well I didn’t mean to press send just yet. Let me start again…to me a collage is a work of art in itself, not something related to any other way of working…does that make sense? I don’t see drawing as a prelude to painting either. When I paint, I just start painting. When I draw, I’m making a drawing. And now I’m going in circles…

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      • alethakuschan says :

        it makes perfect sense — people think and use these things differently and you are wise to follow your instincts

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  4. Colleen Chesebro says :

    A brilliant Senryu! “Inside the outcome…” Wow, that phrase hit me like a ton of bricks. I loved it! ❤

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  5. rivrvlogr says :

    I really like the mosaic/collage. Like others, I did get a “sea” feel,” probably from the blue and sand colors. And that was even before I knew it was the inside of a lighthouse. (I do have a thing for them.) And using it as inspiration for your poem… brilliant.

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  6. Evelyn Flint says :

    I love this collage – very lovely grey and neutral colours….

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  7. Jane Dougherty says :

    I LOVE that collage! The colours are perfect, and the way the lighthouse seems to fall away in the perspective as if it’s miles and miles high is a wonderful effect.

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  8. Phil Cooper says :

    wowee, what a fantastic collage, so expressive and i love the earthy tones, brilliant!

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  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow!! I always think it is good fortune when I find artwork from the past and I like it. Your collage is wonderful as is your haiku. Amazing how the two fit together too. 👍

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  10. Imelda says :

    You are so creative (both with the words and the brush). 🙂

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