V is for...

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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