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Wanderlust: sitting safe inside

Series: Wanderlust 2021 #23

The start of a new theme: poems & quotes. For this one, Kasia asked us to go on a walk, make some simple notes about what we saw, and then turn them into a poem. Well, the weather was utterly grim when I started this project, so I sat safe and warm inside and looked out of my craft room window instead. And this is what I came up with.

listening to the wind
and feeling the threat of rain
in the cold grey sky

trees bending
fence bowing with each gust
waves rolling in the bird bath

one small spark of joy
tiny dots of pink flowers
waiting for the sun to shine

In Kasia’s version the background ended up a lot more abstract, partly because her motif was multiple flowers rather than a single tree, but also because she added words from her poem across it in big, loose lettering. Which I forgot to do. Not that I think it would have worked any better than just the tree as it is. The biggest problem I have with this is that, while I like the tree and I like the ephemera stack individually, they don’t belong together. I tried adding a sepia glaze over the background which helped a little, but not enough. And, to be honest, I wasn’t sufficiently invested in this piece to take the time to find a fix for it. I did enjoy the process though and I am pleased with how the tree turned out — it was an extremely horrible day and this represents that rather well.

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