I am a great admirer of Natasha White’s art, especially her found poetry (check some out here) so when one of the Daily Paper Prompts was found poetry, I was keen to give it a try. I snipped words from this 1960s book I picked up in Oxfam:
I had a pre-prepared black and pink journal background that I thought was perfect for the poetry:
The poem on the left reads:
that dreary street
the dispiriting view
a mizzling rain was falling
there were no flowers
seemed a pity
The one on the right hand side:
blue and pinched
the drab little maid
cried herself to sleep
then came back
“I hate her. I hate her!”
a parcel of lies
I think there’s a story there!
I must admit I really enjoyed this found word poetry, in the same way as I enjoyed the book spine poetry a few weeks’ back. Maybe one of these days I will be brave enough to attempt to write a poem using my own words
As well as the found word poetry, I have tackled a couple of other Daily Paper Prompts.
This page was prompted by Daily Paper Prompt #34 Puzzled:
The wordsearch was entitled “Creating Art” so I couldn’t resist snipping that and using it. And I couldn’t resist some more sewing on paper, so I laid some glitzy gold sheer fabric over and zigzagged along the edges, before “underlining” some of the words I liked. This was then stuck into my altered board book. Not sure what the snake is doing there.
I also tackled Daily Paper Prompt #37 Block Letters. The task here was to create block lettering by colouring the negative spaces. For some reason, I found the letter “E” particularly tricky to do this way. I don’t know why. But here’s what I wrote:
Can you guess what I had been watching that evening?