Students in my Muse Groups are always delighting us with their creations, so I thought I’d share some of them on a regular basis here on the blog, along with the writing that goes with them. This image and poem are by Patricia Marina. The writing is done after the art, and with a time limit of five minutes! just enough time to “take dictation” from the unconscious mind, which often offers surprising wisdom.
gesso texture, inks, pen, collage by Patricia Marina
Inside the flower bud
What is cracking open?
It’s the question of the day
I draw the bath now or maybe later
It’s a flow of give and take
You are the flower’s center
You still cast a big shadow
With all your strength
Inside the tale, over and under and through
We cannot deny
There are no last words that can be spoken
That will soothe my soul today
And yet, and yet
You are still my flower bud angel
Is your heart ready to be cracked open?
If you live in the Bay Area and are interested in joining a Muse Group or mixed media workshop, there are openings next month. See the workshop schedule here.