This month, I’m honoring National Poetry Month by making art from two of my favorite poems. The first was Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman.” This week it’s Margaret Atwood’s “Variation on the word sleep.” The first time I ever read this poem, it took my breath away with it’s raw, sweet longing. It felt so vulnerable and intimate to me, so straight-from-the-heart honest… plain-spoken, imaginative, and lyrical. All the stuff that poetry is made of.
Anyway, I painted, and inked, and lettered my favorite words.
In other news…
My coloring sheets have been downloaded 685 times, and lots of people have sent me pictures of their masterpieces, finished and in progress. I love that. I will be creating a gallery to show them off in May. If you haven’t gotten yours yet, they’re free, and they’re right here.
I’m so happy to say that we’ve made about $1000 for Lisa Adams’s metastatic breast cancer research fund. If you’d like to buy some note cards or prints with Lisa’s daily “find beauty” reminder on them, they are available through June in the shop. All profits will be donated to the fund.
In case you’re not friends with me on Facebook, or following me on Instagram or Twitter, I’ve been continuing my morning meditation doodles. They’re so good for me, and it’s cool to have the tangible doodle to show for it when I’m done. Here they all are in one place, 14 so far, and I’m adding new ones every week or so.
Okay, that’s all for now, boys and girls. Have a fantastic, love-filled weekend!