The Season of Contrast

The Season of Contrast at Get Messy Art Journal is drawing to a close. And what a wonderful season it has been! Over the course of the last few weeks, I have had all sorts of things going on my life plus I was very much involved with the NaPoWriMo poetry writing challenge. As a result, the season's …

All the best warriors I know are on TV

O! To rest On a great wooden chair, Covered with sheepskin, And drink a cup of ale Between battles! * * * Something troubling you? Why not follow Lynda Barry's sage advice and draw a monster? That's what I did today and found it so much more satisfying to see my fears visualised and externalised …

Folding the twilight

Hands circling, gathering the ancient air, my mother folds the twilight into night. * * * I created the background for this piece during a wonderful online art session this afternoon with some of my friends from Get Messy. Both the colours and the use of Jewish imagery were very much influenced by the paintings of …

Travel News

This is the story of a different kind of cave hidden in the foothills of the moon. * * * During the course of this NaPoWriMo, without intending to, I've developed a method of sorts for creating art journaling poems out of words from the newspaper. It goes something like this: I create a background or …

She

She is up there on the hill, clearing a path through the wild summer grass, making a nest for the little bird. She would like to meet herself one morning. She has sent an invitation. In winter, she removes her own skin, makes broth from her bones, dances naked by the fire. She will be …

Action Man and Space Woman Build a House!

This piece* is influenced by the Season of Contrast that's taking place at Get Messy right now. What happens when two seemingly opposite characters get together to work on something? Can each see and value the other's qualities? *Is this a visual poem? A comic or a comics poem? An art journaling spread? A movie …

My heart is a black tie affair

My heart is a black tie affair. Fine crystal tinkles as I waltz across the floor. I will find the long dress that came to me when my mother broke. It's hard to look good when you're shaking. What shoes do you wear? * * * Today's prompt on the NaPoWriMo website was all about …