Day 25: Birds in Flight: Blackout Poem & Collage.
I thought I was in really good shape. I started work on my collage during my lunch break.
But I didn’t get it all done. When I work late on a project, it’s difficult to get good pictures. So, tired and a bit frustrated, I went to bed without posting.
The pictures this morning are much better.
In both previous 30 Days of Creativity I attempted a Blackout Poem and failed. I first saw Austin Kleon’s work a few years ago and it is deceptively simple (isn’t that true of good, classic stuff?) Just take a page of newspaper or a magazine article or whatever and cross out the stuff that you don’t need.
Pretty much how Michelangelo worked too:
“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
I know it is a little tricky reading some of the photo above, so here is my very first blackout poem:
Birds in the air
fly with a burst of energy
we have gone quiet
I move closer to them
they leave, one by one,
The collage, with a bird theme (again, I know), came first. This little piece about sketching birds in flight, some paper printed with feathers and a bird postage stamp are part of the background. But the collage only took up one side of the page. So I tried again at creating a blackout poem and finally managed to complete one! Give it a try.
This was also an attempt to follow guidelines of A Collage A Day blogger, artist and author, Randel Plowman. I took a quick thumb-through look at his book The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired. More on this later!
Recycling themes for the last two years: Day 26 last year: Recycled Page Gift Bow.
And the previous year – the very cool: Fused-Plastic-Bag Pouches and Tote.
Thanks for the visit!