Sunday, April 7, 2013

Drawing the Everyday to See Something New

Welcome to Day 7 of Drawing Into Poems, my daily drawing/seeing/writing study into poetry.  You can read more about this month-long project here on my April 1 post.  Feel free to read the books with me and pull out your own sketchbook and jewelry box full of metaphor too...

Day Seven - My Glasses
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Students - Today I am back home again, and yesterday I decided to draw something very daily, a normal part of my life: a pair of glasses.  I was looking about my house, trying to choose a subject, and this old pair of glasses just looked up at me from a shelf.  You can see where I was trying to draw the shadow.  You can also read how I am making comparisons between what I draw and other thing in the world, as THE PRIVATE EYE asks us to do when drawing and thinking.  These little notes may give me poem ideas.  (I really like the idea of glasses being like pretzels!)

My friend Nancy March (if you missed the Poetry Peek with Nancy and her neighbor Olivia, please do check it out and leave a comment for this young poet) just shared a very inspiring sketching blog with me.  If you like peeking into others' sketchbooks, check out Sketchbook Wandering, a lovely place to spend the morning, afternoon, or evening!

Teachers - It's Week 2 of National Poetry Month, and if you are looking for more wonderful ways to share poems this month and all year round, this post at Teach with Picture Books will inspire you greatly.  It's a great one, chock full of books, links, and ideas.

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  1. I found your link about poetry on Facebook, Amy. It is wonderful, so thank you for that, & for these wonderful ideas for sketching and connecting. I only wear glasses for reading, but my daughter needed glasses very early on, so you've given me an idea of a poem about that. For a young girl (you might remember, too) it's a big deal to choose just the right pair!

  2. Like Linda, I saw the link to Teach with Picture Books on FB. I sent it to my librarian. Such a great wealth of books and ideas there.
    Your glasses fold like the legs of a kindergarten child when asked to sit "Criss-cross, applesauce."