Last Friday, Laura Shovan challenged everyone to celebrate her birthday month of February with color. I always accept an invitation to be creative, so I wrote several poems with the Pantone® color names listed as this week's prompts. Some of them I also illustrated and these I am sharing today.
This one I wrote pretty quickly, but, I don't know where these dark poems come from, since I've had a very happy youth and adulthood. I guess the treatment of women is on my mind a lot, which should be an indication that I'm spending too much time on the internet!
This one is a bit more upbeat. I suppose I should dedicate it to Cornelius. What do you think, Jama?
I actually received some demitasse cups, saucers, and spoons as a gift many, many years ago. The only thing I've ever used the saucers for was cat food, and not surprisingly, the little spoons are perfect for scooping cat food from those tiny 3 oz. cans. I have no clue where the cups ended up.
It's always good to laugh at one's self, and this I did in spades here! The gravestone is one I photographed way up north in Pittsburg, New Hampshire. Through photo editing magic, I got rid of the grass in the background and the names carved on the stone, and fit the poem in nicely.
With all the illustrated poems I tried to use a background color similar to the color I thought the names described. Laura has swatches on her blog, so you may want to compare. Check out the other submissions that were sent to Laura this week! I had great fun doing these three, and I hope to continue with the project when Laura posts a new batch of Pantone® color names today!
There will be more color and colorful poems rounded up by Renee at No Water River.
Poems © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.