song remains as light–
an aural after-image
reflected in green
opening the door to spring–
releasing the burdened night
I missed Draw-a-Bird Day yesterday (again!) but Colleen’s words for Tanka Tuesday were just right for a tribute to the earliest singer of my neighborhood’s dawn.
What lies beyond up?
Shadows, a winding staircase,
a journey without end.
Clouds traveling unwalled–
a fool’s ship, a beggar’s ride,
a castle in the sky.
I had an idea to combine brush paintings of horses with collage, although this wasn’t what I was thinking when I did the horses. Mostly I used horse sculptures as references for my painting, but this one was done from a photo of a horse. I’ll get to the other idea using the other paintings I think.
They say draw what you see. Now I am moving out of my art room.
This is my car in the back and H’s in front. The fence encloses a concrete patio with a non-functioning gas grill, yard with a copper beech tree and some dog-resistant plant life.
I spend a lot of time sitting under that tree. It’s one of the great pleasures in life, living intimately with a tree. In fact, I think I’ll draw it later. Enjoy the weekend.
I consulted the Magnetic Oracle for a haiku to go with my May grid.
moon blossoms between
rain root and seed song—bird boughs
blanket the wild wind
Breath held, returning
we rise, dance the beginning
open to the sun.
Spiraling blessings hum wind,
blood lines quickening, bowing.
For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, with synonyms for sing and celebrate. This painting/embroidery is one of the Joan Mitchell inspired pieces I was working on for NaPoWriMo and didn’t finish. So it’s still in progress. I will definitely complete this one, but the rest may be put on hold (along with a pile of others…)
I’m feeling at loose ends, and I need to put my work space in order so I can find what I’m looking for. Still many boxes unopened as well. Time to regroup…but May is starting out with plenty of sunshine! That feels good.
May is here bringing sunny weather to NJ! Little drawing done on the iPad today. Hope everyone is enjoying spring.