The most important news is that I'll probably be doing more workshops in the near future. The people liked what happened in the last one and they are asking for more. I may even be doing one for foster care kids and that's one I'm really thrilled about.
I visit Daisy Day Writer's blog SunnyRoomStudio a lot because it's so lovely and thought provoking. On one visit I posted about the synergy of art and the written word, and that made me remember E.E. Cummings who made some of his poetry into pictures. Here's one of my favorites where the childlike attitude toward spring is capture not only in the words, but also in the way he lets those words skip onto the page.
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieanbill com
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old baloonman whistles
far and wee
and abettyandisbelcom dancing
from hop-scotch and jum-rope and
Feel like playing a bit? Try creating some poetry-pictures.
Here's an old one, more charm than poetry, but still with the rhythm of a poem and the written words in a magical form.
The word gradually expands and becomes complete, the sound of the word unfolding like a bit of magic.