My first mixed media, right brain creation has finally been completed. It is hard slipping into the right brain frame of mind. But…once engrossed in the project, it is easy for the hours to slip by as I have fun and play creatively.
The poem I based my ode to was Love After Love by Derek Walcott. It is a favorite of mine.
Love After Love
The time will come when,
With elation you will greet
Yourself arriving at your own door
In your own mirror
Each will smile at the other’s welcome
And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread.
Give back your heart to itself,
To the stranger who has loved you
All your life.
Whom you ignored for another,
Who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf
The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your own image from the mirror.
Feast on your life.
Ode To Joy -mixed media creation
I have several story boards waiting for a story to unfold. And, the altered book to tell another story. My right brain will be dizzy by the time I accomplish all these creative projects.
Thanks for sharing the poem! I am so happy for you, pursuing your artistic self!
It is hard to switch brain hemispheres. But, when I put in the effort, my right brain can be quite creative.
Thanks for the reminder of a great poem. Love the mixed media too!
It was fun to do! Jan will not be pleased with the creative mess left behind. Oops will need to fix that by mid March.
Love that you finished this piece – I feel privileged to have seen both the start and the finish!
I’m not done with you yet! Looking at stealing some time to visit Creston maybe March, definitely June.