Friday, January 15, 2010

Another Altered page

I decided not to show this and then changed my mind and remembered that my word is DO and DOing meant learning and showing what or how I learned. This a page torn from a poetry book; I liked the paper and the poem, too. I knew the poem would be lost but I like that it's there. The poem is "The Woman I Am". I've played with my watercolor pencils but never did too much with them yet and I've never done a watercolor, pen & ink except for one teeny picture a while back. So what I'm saying is that this is basically my first real try. I do have pattern books and instructions but I decided to really play and see what I could do without tracing a pattern and just go off on my own, but still looking at a picture. I did get lost in a few places and I see mistakes but I guess for a first try it's not a disaster. The poor little bird was growing plumper the more I tried to get him right so I just quit. Hopefully next time it will get better! Now I don't know what to do with this piece of paper, either. Don't know what I was thinking starting it on just a page of a book! It was way too thin for doing any watercolors! I'll have to mount it onto something else eventually, if I keep it. I suppose I have to keep it to use as a reference and to see if I get any better.
Today I also finally finished that art supply list and sent it off! I could have had it all here now if I hadn't procrastinated so long! I better not find anything else I need for a while! Although I sure was ogling a Bind It All machine!
So with that, here's tonight's picture. This is watercolor pencil with pen and ink (micron pen).

The Woman I Am


                By Glen Allen



The woman I am

Hides deep in me

Beneath the woman

I seem to be.



She hides away

From the stranger’s eye—

She is not known

To the passers-by.



She goes her way,

The woman I seem,

But the woman I am

Withdraws to the dream!



The woman I seem

Goes carelessly—

When love goes by

Does not seem to see.



But the woman I am

Knows sudden fear…

And hides more deeply

When love draws near!



For love might look closely

Perhaps… and see

Her beneath the woman

I seem to be!

3 comments:

jennakayfrancis said...

Wow! That is gorgeous, Star. I've seen you do collage, but I don't think I've ever seen you paint! You're even more talented than I thought you were! And if you're planning on tossing that little piece of art, please DON'T! Or send it to me!!! LOL

Sue said...

star your so talented,i love the drawing and the poem.its seems so like myself.

Val said...

OMG Star, you are VERY talented. You have to stop hiding and get out there and show yourself off. I love it!

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