The essence of the beautiful is unity in variety.
- Felix Mendelssohn
V is for Verse, Verselet, Vision and Variety.
Verse: Writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme.
Vision: The ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. The faculty or state of being able to see.
Verselet: Little poem
Today’s mini project gets its inspiration from a poem by Cecil Francis Alexander. The aim is to use the words to create something spontaneous that you feel suits your style or mood. There are a few options for you to choose from.
Have a look at e poem: it is about seasons and change. Read it a few times and maybe print it out.
Create a small poem or little story out of the words below by means of ‘black out poetry. poem will be short and the meaning altered.
The contents of the poem could be used to inspire an impromptu drawing or a bigger artwork. What is your favourite season or what is the season where you live. Draw or paint a flower, an autumn leaf, a drawing of a landscape. Do you have a favourite quote or saying linked to a season, write this in an original or decorative manner.
The words could also be cut out and rearranged in strips to create a bigger story or poem. Use your imagination and improvise.
The fields are rich with daffodils,
A coat of clover cloaks the hills,
And I must dance, and I must sing
To see the beauty of the spring.
The earth is warm, the sun's ablaze,
It is a time of carefree days;
And bees abuzz that chance to pass
May see me snoozing in the grass.
The leaves are yellow, red, and brown,
A shower sprinkles softly down;
The air is fragrant, crisp, and cool,
And once again I'm stuck in school.
The birds are gone, the world is white,
The winds are wild, they chill and bite;
The ground is thick with slush and sleet,
And I can barely feel my feet.
The last is done, the next is here,
The same as it is every year;
Spring -- then sunshine ' autumn ' snow,
That is how each year must go.
- Cecil Frances Alexander
Creative problem solving, you need to use your imagination in ways to suit the subject. Here’s today’s Pinterest link:
You're welcome to share your outcomes in the group’s Facebook page. Please don't post course material or outcomes to to other public Internet sites or to social media.