Sunday, September 7, 2014

31 Days of Poetry and Painting

This year, I participated in the annual Poetry Postcard Fest. The idea: you write a new, spontaneous poem on a postcard and mail it to a person on a given list. You do this for 31 days, working your way down the list. They do the same. You give. You receive. 'Twas fun.

I decided to sketch my own postcards, too: "draw-without-looking-at-the-page" kind of sketches. Like the poems, I created the images in minutes--no edits, no copying over. I enjoyed the rhythm and some of the results. Here are my top ten...or at least the 10 I uploaded! The front image is followed by the poem I composed on the back.

If you feel inspired, join up next year!


S.E.Ingraham said...


Kristin said...

A perfect blend - don't take your pen off the page sketches and immediate poetry.

Roger said...

REally enjoying your site. Thanks for mentioning the PostcardFest..., signed up for this year's call!