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It's Poetry Friday and early June. Is there a better combination? I don't think so. Thanks to Buffy S., for hosting our round-up today. Did you know Buffy and I were at Ithaca College together? She was teaching, and I was earning a bachelor's. Our paths didn't cross then. But, isn't that cool?
This post is the first of a two-parter.
Several weeks ago, Jone McCulloch reached out and asked if I wanted to participate in a Spark art exchange. If you don't know Spark, it's pretty fun -- especially when you can choose your partner.
The way it works is that each artist sends an inspiration piece to their partner. The receiving artist responds artistically during the ten calendar days of the challenge.
Jone and I broke the rules. We wanted to send a poem and a collage to each other...resulting in four final response pieces to share.
The image below is Solstice Blessings an inspiration piece by Jone. It is a mixed media piece of paper, paint and acrylic paste on board. Furthermore, she created this piece as a response to a separate poem that I've never seen. My role was to respond to Solstice Blessings.
|Solstice Blessings by Jone MacCulloch May 22|
When I opened the image, I immediately thought of the upcoming Summer Solstice and of Jone's Scottish heritage. I looked for some Scottish solstice traditions, words, and phrases that I could tuck into a poem. I chose a pantoum because the inspiration poem she also sent me was a pantoum. We pantoumed each other!