Good Saturday evening my lovely readers (I imagine there are scads of you out there even if you aren't commenting!)! As you've now become quite accustomed to...this will be an in progress post :). I suspect I could get this one complete before I go to bed but my husband and I want to have a game night tonight and I can't do both at the same time, so I'm off early and giving you a work in progress again. I do suspect that I'll be done with this one tomorrow...so no stretching it out over days...this time anyway.
Today's project is another tangled found poem from Thoreau's Walden. I have a few pages stocked up that I've already found the poem on and are just waiting for the artwork. Sometimes, I'm inspired to do the art as soon as I finish the poem but other times I get in a poem finding mode and just do page after page of poems. I finally was inspired, on a couple of them actually, for how I wanted the art to look so I just picked one and dove in. This one uses "traditional" tangles but the other one I have an idea for will be more illustrative and have a character of some sort as the focal point. Stay tuned for that one!
I really enjoy found poetry and especially then making art of them. I love words and I love art so these are an amazing blending of those two! If you haven't tried found poetry, I highly recommend it. It's so much fun to create something new out of something old and I operate withing certain rules (like only using words that appear on the page, trying to avoid using complete sentences as they were originally written, poem must use words and punctuation in the order they appear on the page, etc), which can make finding the poem more challenging but I think helps keep the poem more succinct and hopefully, profound.