Both of the poems look fantastic on the site. I love the choice of font and the picture selected sets a the perfect mood. I am overwhelmingly pleased to see these poems published. As a set, I believe they work remarkably well together.
Though my poems weren’t accepted for the print magazine, two poems are going to be featured online at Porridge magazine. This makes for good hearing after such an intense week symptom-wise and medically-speaking. I will, of course, update you on the poems when they appear. Wishing you wellness and creativity,
Four poems have been recently published in Adelaide Magazine. It’s great to see these poems finally get a home. They are older poems, and have been looking for a final destination for some time. After receiving a long, cold winter of rejection slips, it was warming to see this come through. Thanks to the staff of […]
Desk Rose Practicing with some workflow concepts—changing from paper to digital. I made a simple drawing of a rose and some sage leaves that I had on my desk. I liked the layout and the composition. I kept wanting to add more, but I made myself stop, realizing it was just enough.
A quick draw to get in a creative mood for this new beginning of a year. I just picked what colors and themes that came natural. 30 minutes, and I’ve got something that makes me feel good, and helped me to step away from some anxiety I was feeling inside. (I’m sure that’s how that […]
After struggling with eyes for so many sessions, I focused more on them today. I used some preliminary measurement lines. I could use more practice doing measurements in general, and I am scaling from photographs, which complicates the likeness, too. Flipping through the sketchbook, I am seeing progress, so I’m pleased. I’m only about quarter […]
Yes, I have continued working on Gesture Portraits. I decided I’m going to do them until the completion of my black sketchbook. I don’t know how many more that is, but it seems right that they should all be contained in the same book together. This morning, as I was in the middle of drawing, […]
Today, you get three days’ worth of drawings! I have been sticking to the practice, even though I haven’t posted. Two sessions were at night before bed and one session was today during the day. I’m still learning. I’m still violating my own guidelines (I have to stop doing that.) I wouldn’t say I’ve gotten […]
Continuing with gesture portraits today. Not as happy with the results today as I was yesterday, and I did tend to spend more time than I really wanted to with each of these. The average time was maybe a little less than 10 minutes, and should ideally be this level of competency (or better) in […]
In an effort to draw more, but keep my barrier of entry low (and the practice and line motion high) I decided I am going to do some gesture portraits. Gesture, for those who you who are unfamiliar with it, is this: (definition from wiki) A gesture drawing is a laying in of the action, […]
Above is a grouping of lines I wrote by hand, in an effort to keep my mind all the more open and receptive to what comes. I have taken to writing more frequently, and that has been restorative. Instead of straining to make it good, I’ve been trying to make a mindful effort to keep […]
I am reading through more of Kim Addonizio’s The Poet’s Companion, (PDF version here.) I am struggling to write. I see her fantastic prompts, and just come up completely blank. The month of August was not very fruitful with writing, but July was. In an effort to encourage myself and others, I will share excerpts from […]
I am still submitting poems, when I have some clarity. A steady little stream of rejections have turned up over the past two weeks. I am encouraged, because the replies to rejections have become more encouraging and slightly personalized. I believe this is due to submitting to the same magazines, multiple times, so they have […]