You may know that in addition to my artwork I also write poetry (posted on my blog Claudia McGill Writes Poetry, Did You Know That?). For the next several months I will be posting here a combined art/poetry project, Large Artist Sketchbook 2020.
I fill up sketchbooks with all kinds of art. Some contain images only and some of them I use the images as inspiration for poetry. In these books the image is on one page of the spread and the poetry on the other. This book is set up in this manner.
I’ll show you the image and then add the poem that goes with it. See what you think.
This One Day in Pink Winter
we’re in pink winter
rain snow sleet
mix they call it
but it’s one that never coalesces
into a something finished
Think: sloppy cold unbaked cake kind of day
the weather going nowhere but
it doesn’t matter to me
I’m a warm pink puffy coat
I’m cozy pink lined boots
I’m pink gloves and
a hat with pompom soaked and frozen and silly pink
It all just makes me laugh.
Large Artist Sketchbook image 7