I’ve come across an intriguing challenge from the website, a river of stones. The event: National Small Stone Month (NaSmaStMo). The basics: Pay attention in January and write a short poem a day. Be less critical. Be more consistent. Click the link above if you want to know more and/or would like to join in on the fun! I doubt I’ll post all of mine. I plan to store them all in a marble notebook.
My art supplies (a very much appreciated Christmas gift) should arrive right before the new year. Hopefully, I’ll get to start off 2011 with a watercolor painting.
Don’t procrastinate, but don’t rush to begin either, I’ve decided. Even when the excitement is bustling inside, I plan to take time to set up and get comfortable first, instead of plopping down in my chair any way I happen to fall and rushing my work.
Don’t be a perfectionist, but don’t be careless.
Don’t be judgmental, but notice what could be better next time, if anything stands out for you.
These are just my little guidelines. Of course some people might like to be very spontaneous and quick with their art, (like a Pollock abstract style, for example.)
Thanks to anyone who reads this blog and thanks to those who comment. I really appreciate the feedback I receive. Your support means a lot to me and inspires me to write and create more.
Last, here’s an example of a small stone, one that I wrote recently:
setting sun glazes over
the sidewalk cracks