When Nina posted her July landscape, below, she talked about possibly meeting with the Magnetic Poetry Oracle. I loved her painting so much I did a collage response, and met with the Oracle myself for some poetic commentary, using Colleen’s poetry prompts for this week as well.
growing quiet beneath cloud
ancient path walks with windsong
wandering through rooted air
We have done a number of these collaborations in the past, but not recently. I love especially Nina’s landscapes, which always give me a lot of fertile ground for collage.
It’s Saturday! The Oracle is ready and waiting.
rolling all over the place
always in pairs
“There is no rush”
really just the beginning
Claudia McGill is calling: time for another response. This time I painted the junk mail, and then collaged.
You can see other calls and responses here.
open taste is
strange odors mingle with
fresh laundering ears tender with
It’s been awhile since I’ve answered the call of the wonderful Claudia McGill with my own junk mail response.
Is anybody listening?
The poem uses the secret keeper’s words this week:
OPEN | STRANGE | TASTE | FRESH | TENDER
In the words of John Lennon…
Writer’s Quote Wednesday asked us to think about rebirth. And what more appropriate symbol than the moon?
the full moon called
large, muscular lips,
Once again, I’ve been inspired by Claudia McGill to respond to her artwork and words. (You may note, Claudia, that my junk mail piece was monoprinted before it was collaged. I plan to explore this method further.)
You can see all the call and response collaborations with Claudia here.
“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing.”
invites words conjures magic
Any regular reader of our blog knows that Nina and I are constantly inspired by Claudia McGill. I’ve been threatening to reply to her talking postcards for awhile, and finally I’ve fashioned my first response.
Her art always has something to say, so I’m sure there will be more.