V is for...

April 3, 2017

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.

Mini Project

  • 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.

Four Seasons

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.






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