Thursday, April 1, 2010

Soul Eyes

Soul Eyes
She emerged on one
of the pages
from my
CitraSeal/National Geographic experiment.
She is my favorite
of all those pages,
home from work with the snots,
I couched:
with my tea & blankie,
my pillow & Zoe,
my pens & journal.
Once I'd
spilled my proverbial guts
on the page,
in 5 pen colors,
I decided to camoflouge.
thoughts just need to stay private,
ya know?
I'm re-visiting the influence of
Gustav Klimt,
my favorite artist,
letting his shapes
flow through me.
[despite my roiling, broiling stomach
& relentless coughing & kerblooeying!!]
to snooze a little,
sip a little,
wake to move a few pens around once more.
This kind of page is a transition for me.
I'm slowly getting used to it.
I'm uncertain if I like it.
I still resist 
(in big parts of myself)
covering over my writing.
This book is 11 x 14,
so the whole page won't fit on
my scanner,
but you can still
get a sense
of the overall finished look.
* * * * * *
metallic acrylics, 52 flavors of pens, fabric strip
* * * * * *
I love to see
where visual journalers begin
with a page,
above is a scan of an upcoming background
in my Big Book,
spray painted background
and another CitraSeal/Nat'l Geo page
(my second favorite).
I'll scan this once I've worked the page
& show you
what it becomes.