It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Kathryn Apel’s blog to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Happy Poetry Friday everyone! World Art Drop Day is this coming Tuesday, September 5th, and I am so excited. I by no means consider myself an artist, but I do enjoy creating art. Here is the basic premise of Art Drop Day from Jake Parker’s page (linked above):
- Draw a picture and hide it somewhere.
- Take a photo of either the art or the hiding spot or a combination of both.
- Post the image, the city you dropped it in, and a hint on any social media of your choice. Be sure to included the hashtag: #artdropday
- Then move on, hoping someone finds it. OR hang around and meet your new friend.
I thought it would be fun to pull out my gel plate and do some monoprinting. My plan is to do make a print, put my poem from this week on it, and then use it as my art drop on Tuesday.
Here in Florida, we are in the middle of turtle nesting season. Growing up, I lived about a mile from the beach. I remember one time, when I was about 10, my dad woke me up in the middle of the night to tell me he had to run down to the beachside convenience store where my mom worked. Apparently, the lights from the parking lot attracted a bunch of baby turtles after they hatched. So my dad went to the rescue. Looking back, I don’t know why he didn’t take me with him. It must have been a school night.
As I was writing this week’s poem, I was also thinking about how some cultures and religions believe a giant turtle created and is supporting the world. And that our world is constantly evolving and changing.
Great green life bringers
Create fragile silver worlds
And leave them in sand
For Time to nurse and protect
Until their children emerge
I will be sure to post the final art project next Tuesday. I’ve never participated in Art Drop Day, so it should be pretty fun!