The Painted Diaries – March (part 1)

The theme for March in The Painted Diaries is watercolour. I’ve been missing poetry in my life lately so I decided to combine abstract watercolour backgrounds with fragments from my “found poetry” box. I became so fond of collecting scraps for last month’s colour assemblage theme, I started this new box just for words and phrases:

Here are the pages from the first ten days, with close-ups of the found poems. There are a couple of poems that take up both pages of a double spread. Others take up a single page. When this is the case, I kept to the same colour palette for both pages but used the colour in different ways to create a sense of variety.

Poem 1

Poem 2

Poem 1

Poem 2

Playing around with salt created some pretty wild ice/galaxy effects in this next page:

Poem 1

Poem 2

After knocking myself out with all that colour, I decided to go for some black and white. I felt I had overdone it on the right-hand page, so I tore some strips of plain paper and stuck them on top. I love the effect this made and will definitely be using this technique again!

Poem 1

Poem 2

It feels great to have some poetry back in my life and I’m glad to be able to continue playing with colour after last month’s wonderful colour theme. I am loving this month so far!

4 Replies to “The Painted Diaries – March (part 1)”

    1. Thanks for your kind and lovely message, Melody! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the poetry and especially that you can relate to those last couple of poems! xx


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