Art Journal: Capture Poetry

“From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork.”
J.K. Rowling

Ingredients include: acrylic paint, japanese papers, ephemera, painted papers, magazine cuttings, typed words, Neocolors and washi tape. Looking for words to add to the page, I selected a poem by John Moffitt entitled, "To Look at Any Thing." I'd typed the poem on an index card with a manual typewriter earlier in the week and was looking for a place to use it!

I stamped patterns with white stamping ink and painted words and doodles in the open areas of each page. The words are random, NOT the same parts of speech, purposely disjointed. If you are an English major {majored in English} {teach English} {have taught English} no doubt you uncomfortable with this assortment. I like to play with words... the balance of disjointed words and poetry makes me happy. 

Working in altered hardback book started in early 2012 that affectionately call The Noticing Journal. Very soon, I will be sharing the source of the round doodles at the lower right corner! These page spreads take about two days, because I let them dry overnight before adding words. It gives me a little time to think about what I want to say. 

AEDM: Artwork for Days 13 & 14 of Art Every Day Month facilitated by Leah of Creative Every Day. Arting daily, posting late!