I'm WAAAY behind on this March challenge...Poem. First, I was sick for two weeks which threw a major wrench in my schedule for just about everything! Then, I had challenges getting the piece to look like I wanted it to. Lots of experimenting has been going on. I think I have it now so I'll be working on it to be completed soon. Might have to skip April....we'll just have to wait and see how quickly I can catch up on other things as well.
Anyway, here is the beginning of the March Poem piece. I chose the poem by Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken" which begins...."Two roads diverged in a yellow wood..." It is not just my favorite poem, it is something of a life poem for me on many levels. To me, living in Minnesota, a yellow wood is aspen or birch. I had been considering just how I wanted to make the woods when I saw a tutorial on doing just that with painted shibori!!! Talk about timely! After paintin the shibori first with a dark gray and then with white, I
went in with a Pigma pen and made the black marks on the birch trees!! Then I used a brayer with ruber bands wrapped around it to give the impression of leaves. The problem came when I tried to introduce the divergent paths....but I think I've worked that out now. I just need to execute it. And if that doesn't work, I might just truly execute the whole thing!! LOL!!
Here is what the backgound "woods" looked like.