Friday, May 4, 2012

Back from Arizona

We were on vacation last week so I wrote a little poem about coming home. I suppose I needed a little more time out west!

 Upon Return
Mesa tables drift through
the vast western desert plain.

Cactuses suspend this idle time
and promise fountains of oasis.
Catch the upward open sky
to descend this vacation high.

Abound blue goes to sheltered view
surrounded by sparse budding trees.
Settle humble cabin life- lake and woods
where violets bloom on bereft return.

Here’s a quick painting from my new sketchbook. I did this rather quickly. More entries on working with time constraints to come . . . A bientot!


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    1. Glad you liked it and thanks again for the excellent restaurant suggestion. Barrio Cafe not only served up a fabulous dinner, it made us feel like we were eating up some local culture.

  2. Beautiful poem and painting! :)

    Working under constraints makes our work better-- at least that's what I think. Have you ever seen The Five Obstructions ( It's one of my favorite documentaries where a Danish film maker is challenged to remake his short film 5 times, each time using a different restraint/obstruction like time, format... and well, I won't give away the rest.

    Hope all is well!

    (This is Kim Ku btw -- I didn't know what to sign in as below)

    1. Hi Kim: Hope Mocca went smoothly for you. Thanks for the note about the Five Obstructions, I must check it out. It reminds me a little bit of 99 Ways to Tell a Story. Have you read it? Also dying to see the latest on Hearts and Holes . . .
      : )