Welcome to Day 14 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 14 - My New Old Buttons
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Students - Well, even though I said that this week I'll be writing out in the world, here I am drawing from home. It's rainy and cold 'round where I live, and yesterday was a cozy stay-in-to-draw kind of evening.
I have been enchanted by buttons for some time. I love anything (fossils, clothing from Goodwill, shells, stamps, coins...) that has been touched and seen by many different people or lived through many different lives. Buttons are stories, and I just got this new jar of stories on Friday. I like to listen to my new button jar when I shake it, and I like to just look at the buttons one by one too.
New Old Button Jar
Photo by Amy LV
Our daughter Georgia and I sorted buttons for a while on Friday, and it was very soothing and interesting. It made us talk about THE GRIMM LEGACY. Some of the characters in this book sort buttons too.
Georgia's Button Sort
Photo by Amy LV
Is there an object that just intrigues you, something you wonder about often or just want to be near and hold and think about? If so, this may be a good writing idea for you. It need not be a fancy object; in fact, with writing, humble is often best. Which small objects enchant you?
In happy large creature news, yesterday I had the chance to sign books with Llama Llama...and a couple of weeks ago I got to meet the Large Celery who runs in Bisons games. What a fun month it has been!
Llama Llama and Amy Trade Books
Photo by Shop Employee
Large Celery and Amy
on the Set of Winging It! Buffalo Style
Photo by Kind Bystander
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