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Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 11

Day 11 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM): I had the pleasure of attending a Random Art Workshop (RAW) hosted by the lovely Mindy Tsonas of WishStudio in Newburyport, Mass. My cohort at the Minerva Project, Ellen Olson-Brown, came along for the fun. (Check out Ellen’s fabulous AEDM mini-book projects here!)

I played with a bunch of things at the RAW evening — stepping away from my poem collage series for a bit — including the watercolor sketch below. 

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Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 8

Day 8 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM). I have a few more poems bubbling up right now, so I’ll use the brief amount of time that I have to keep drafting — and will come back to the collage work in a bit. This poem is still very much a work in progress, so it might be quite different by the time I get to my collage.

203 New York

The United Nations concourse is closed
to the public and filled with live music.
Waiters in white jackets move across
highly polished marble, attending to
elaborate tables draped with partygoers
and champagne glasses.

An irresistible standard pulls my father
onto the dance floor beside me.
I cannot mask the glee, the visceral joy of
dancing with my father
a million miles from anywhere
at the center of everything
in borrowed clothes and onyx earrings.
I have never danced with my father before.

We are so full of grinning and laughter that
it’s almost too hard to dance.

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I’m posting my Art Every Day Month work here on a daily or near-daily basis. If you’d like to join in the fun, it’s not too late! Here’s all the info. And if you don’t have your own blog, you’re welcome to post your AEDM work here. Just comment on this post to let me know.

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Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 7

Day 7 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM). Today I drafted a poem, but I’m not yet sure which visual I’m going to connect it to for the next collage in my series — TBD.

I’m posting my AEDM work here on a daily or near-daily basis. If you’d like to join in the fun, it’s not too late! Here’s all the info. And if you don’t have your own blog, you’re welcome to post your AEDM work here. Just comment on this post to let me know.

626 River

A timeworn, sturdy pilot boat
moored on the Thames
is my first home.

This floating cradle
wraps me in the lasting perfumes
of my brave new world:
freshly ground coffee, diesel, and
my father’s leather jacket, soft and smooth.

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Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 5

Day 5 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM), and I actually have a “finished” piece in hand, the first in the series I’m working on this month. It’s hard for me to say that a poem is “done” after only a few days of working on it, and it’s quite possible that I’ll ultimately end up re-doing the entire collage in order to revise the poem, but such is the nature of work in progress.

I like how the Instagram filter makes the gobo image pop — which was what I had in mind. But with the Instagram square I can’t present the piece in its actual format (a rectangle in landscape orientation — see second image below). These pieces will make use of a lot of black space. The plan is create an entire collection of these gobo poems and bind them into a book. (Rebecca, I’ll be relying on your help when the time comes!)

I’m posting my AEDM work here on a daily or near-daily basis. If you’d like to join in the fun, it’s not too late! Here’s all the info. And if you don’t have your own blog, you’re welcome to post your AEDM work here. Just comment on this post to let me know.

AEDM Day 5: A closeup of the final "305. Eiffel Tower"

AEDM Day 5: The final "305. Eiffel Tower" (not very well photographed -- there is more of a border on the bottom edge than shows here -- and it's not trapezoidal in real life!)

Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 4

For day 4 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM), I practiced hand lettering my poem for the first collage. I liked the idea of having hand lettering in the final piece, but I wasn’t happy with how the writing came out. Shortly after a few experiments like the one pictured below, I decided that I would use Ye Olde Trusty Laser Printer instead.

I’m posting my AEDM work here on a daily or near-daily basis. If you’d like to join in the fun, it’s not too late! Here’s all the info. And if you don’t have your own blog, you’re welcome to post your AEDM work here. Just comment on this post to let me know.

AEDM Day 4: Hand lettering my poem; not liking the results

Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 3

For day 3 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM), I drafted the first poem for my series and began assembling collage elements. I forgot how much I love working on a poem: thinking, writing, sitting back, re-working, sitting back, looking again…

I’m posting my AEDM work here on a daily or near-daily basis. If you’d like to join in the fun, it’s not too late! Here’s all the info. And if you don’t have your own blog, you’re welcome to post your AEDM work here. Just comment on this post to let me know.

AEDM Day 3: Writing, rewriting, and assembling

Miranda: Art Every Day Month ~ Day 2

For day 2 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM), I experimented with different enlargement sizes for some of the images I’m going to use in my collage series. I’m looking forward to getting into the art room with a stack of options.

I’ll be posting my AEDM work here on a daily or near-daily basis. If you’d like to join in the fun, it’s not too late! Here’s all the info. And if you don’t have your own blog, you’re welcome to post your AEDM work here. Just comment on this post to let me know.

AEDM Day 2: Cutting, copying, enlarging, playing
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