Finding Poetry and Other Adventures with Paper

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:

susans helping hand

I had a pre-prepared black and pink journal background that I thought was perfect for the poetry:

found 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
softly reproachful
“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:

creating art - DPP #34

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:

i am not a dalek

Can you guess what I had been watching that evening?

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6 thoughts on “Finding Poetry and Other Adventures with Paper

  1. Had a really good chuckle at the last one 🙂

  2. You have a great blog! I discovered it through Gman’s Galaxy. I will check back for new projects and creations.

  3. I was just a’browsin’ through images on the google, looking at art journal prompts…and had to come by to check out a kindred spirit! And while I journal also, I kinda mean the whole sci-fi nerdy part 🙂
    I’m glad I stumbled into you here, I’ll be checking out more of your blog regularly!
    xoxo MotherDana

    • vivjm says:

      Yay! Always great to come across fellow nerdy arty folk 🙂
      I am taking a blogcation right now (including a few days spent in a totally wi-fi/internet free zone – yikes!!) but do call back in a week or two 😉

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