Prompt60 #21: Found Poetry

"We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but
it is somewhat beauty and poetry."
Maria Montessori

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It's fun upside down too!

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One of the most fun things about art journaling is the ability to incorporate random words and images and not need to transform the content into a coherent result. You certainly *can* utilize the principles of graphic design in your work, or you can play and just go with the flow. 

For this prompt, make a scribbly background. I scribbled nonsense with Neocolor II wax crayons. Use any mark-making tool you wish. You might just make marks or you might write huge words in fancy cursive across the page. Scribble with colored pencils, a #2 pencil, Derwent inktense blocks, crayons, etc. Something with a little smudge-ability is always fun. 

In my first photograph, I pulled some phrases from some little clippings and stacked them on the left page. Have fun playing with your words, pulling in different fonts, colors, etc. 

Have fun going through a little pile of collected papers like brochures, maps, ads, tags, etc. and old magazines. Make a little stack of interesting phrases. Then without analyzing, put them into an order that makes a sentence. No need to make sense! You know, Alice in Wonderland, silly, zany, and perhaps even some grain of truth... like when a fortune cookie actually seems to speak to something in your life.

Add your found poetry to your pages in some manner {you know the drill - glue, tape, staples, etc.}. Go for two pages if you wish, or do some collage on the other page. You can collect some interesting images or use some leftover words.

Go to the Prompt60 Index.

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