I’m facing strange weeks…
(Photo: Google streetview)
No haiku today, but a poem my mum wrote in 1987
It says it all…
” Vandaag verhuist ons kind. Zijn kamer
ligt verborgen als een woord in een gedicht
dat nog niet af is, maar dat een vergezicht
geeft op iets waar voor ons samen nu
geen plaats meer is…”
~ Johanna Kruit ~
(fragment uit ” Vlissingen Boulevard ” ,
“Today our baby moves. His room lies
hidden as a word in a not yet finished
poem, but already gives a view
on something where there is no
room for the both of us…”
~ Johanna Kruit ~
(excerpt from ‘Vlissingen Boulevard’
(My son found a room in one of those big, old houses in the city where
he studies, and will be moving out on November 1st…)
Although this isn’t a haiku, I do put a link to ‘Haiku my Heart‘.
I’m sure the participants will forgive me for publishing this poem today.
Last week, I stepped out of my art journals and worked on canvas!
I found some old panels and one bigger canvas and I decided to give it a go…
I call my series Brave Women
Each canvas is 24 x 30 cm - 9.4 x 12 inch
Used materials/techniques: vintage cloth pattern (thank you Rosie!), Adirondack spray ink (egg plant, cranberry, bottle, lettuce, butterscotch, terra cotta), Mod Podge (to transfer the texts), cut out images from a vintage 'Live' magazine.
‘Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose’
Martha – ‘Calamity Jane’ – Jane Cannary
‘Men looked on me as being a good fellow,
and they knew that I never missed my mark’
‘I feel there is something unexplored about woman
that only a woman can explore’
After gluing on the pics and transferring the text, I realised that I like the way
transfers look much better than the actual picture. The way the background
shimmers through and all….
… so for the bigger canvas, I decided to also transfer the photo.
‘Don’t compromise yourself
You are all you’ve got’
30 x 40 cm - 12 x 15.7 inchUsed materials/techniques: vintage cloth pattern, Acrylic paint, Caran d'Ache watersoluble crayons, Adirondack spray ink, Mod Podge, Image of Janis cut out of an old magazine and transferred onto canvas.
Brave women… I guess I will be added to the series myself in a week or two.
Letting loose of your child is a bitter-sweet experience and takes bravery too,
so although next days/weeks won’t be as hectic and filled with deadlines as
the last couple of weeks, there will be other things going on.
I do hope to visit your blogs in between though…
Enjoy your weekend dear ones.
Try making a canvas!