Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Day 2 - Drawing Spices, Smelling Memories....

Welcome to Day 2 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...

Day Two - Spices
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Students - I enjoyed setting up this little still life of spices.  As I drew them, I thought about what they remind me of, and I also thought about spice memories.  Suddenly I found myself remembering Valerie Worth's poem, "sweets" from ALL THE SMALL POEMS AND FOURTEEN MORE.

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  1. Amy, I watched you on TV yesterday, posted to FB. It was fun to see my virtual poet-friend in real life. You continue to inspire me. What a great idea to take out your spices! I could even smell your sketch.

  2. I think you are a REALLY good sketcher, Amy and your comments on each sketch are interesting and helpful. You are a fabulous model and so full of adventure! Can't wait to see where this leads you. Your brain is and has always been, I would imagine, open to creativity and learning and sharing and simply being, that your energy just naturally feeds so many others who are lucky to learn from and with you. Like Renee, I ask, when do you sleep????
    Janet F.

  3. Another flavorful post! Thanks for sharing this April sketching/noticing adventure... this one has a lovely aroma, too!

  4. PS - Yes! Great job with the TV interview! :0) (Love that Chickadee poem.)

  5. Amy,
    I'm SOOOOO impressed with your art. I couldn't even begin to sketch with such detail. I'm wondering how long it takes you to complete a sketch. I enjoy looking at the words you've placed around the sketch. I can't help but wonder which ones you would choose to write your poem.

    You and Mary Lee really have me thinking about how much poetry relies on visual images. Interesting...


  6. Fabulous sketch. Wow! You are made of awesome sauce.