Hello my friends and artists, the “community”
I am calling for submissions to the,
Visual Community Poetry Project 25th April (on Easter Monday)
It will be the final community challenge from me this month. I am hoping to do a Visual Community Poem. I don’t have enough submissions at the moment to complete the work, so I am posting this call for art. Please send your submissions to stilllife365days(at)gmail(dot)com and use “visual challenge” as the subject. The extra challenge is that I need them before Monday.
This month I have had the pleasure of being the Guest editor here, it has been an amazing experience. I have really been humbled by your art, your expressions of grief and love. I started this guest editing role with Photo Monday, the submissions explored grief using the theme of water. Then the following Monday I published the Community Poem. Submissions were two lines of prose exploring your reflections on water and grief using one word from each of the two lists I published in the theme challenge.
The idea with this Monday’s project is that it will be a visual poem, we will see your written art take the form of visual art and it will be published as a group, together as a single piece.
This is the idea.
I would like you to please write your poetry lines or words from the lists in your natural handwriting, and I would like you to write them in circles, like the circles that the ripples from raindrops make in puddles.
Then scan or photograph it and send it to stilllife365days(at)gmail.com
I would love to see your handwriting, in this technology age we rarely see handwritten things. Please try to use your natural handwriting, so that means the language and the style that you would normally scribble a note to yourself is perfect. I will create a visual project from everyone's lines to post on the third Monday in April (the 25th, Easter Monday).
Here is an example I did earlier this month.
If you have not previously contributed but would like to do so for this project please go ahead. My suggestions are to create new poetry along the lines of the Community Poem. Or alternatively create circles from some words in the lists, or the same word over and over. You are the artist and I will leave the interpretation up to you.
This is how I did it. I drew circles on a piece of paper with a black marker. I put my sheet of copy paper over it and wrote my lines using the black marker circles as a guide. This is how it looks. I am sure yours will be wonderful and together it will be amazing.
Here are the lists from the Community Poem.
Thanks for your support and encouragement my village.
Love from Melbourne Australia,