I knew that I would be doing more to this porject...
and I don't think I'm done yet!
There are some parts I like about the page
-the look of the "stepping stones" that go around the page
-the parts of a Rumi poem that I wrote in the center
(excerpts from "How Long Will You Hide")
-the lines that surround each "stone"
-the words that I wrote along the edges
(inspiration, energy, time, space, support, encouragement, focus, trust,
open mind and last but not least...you are already an artist)
-the words written in the "stones" at the top and bottom of the page
(ha ha ha! written in stone!)
And there are some parts I'm not too thrilled about
(which may "magically" disappear in a future posting of this project!)
-the "zebra stripes" in the bottom right had corner
-the dashed lines along the two edges
-the placement of the words that are written along the edges
(I think they'll be ending up somewhere else on the page)
-the pen color that I chose for the Rumi poetry excerpts
It helps to get those thoughts out of my head and on to the paper (so to speak). At first I thought about making some changes and then posting the photo. But I really like documenting the process of this project. It will be fun to look back at the evolution of this project once it's completely finished!
(and speaking of "finished"....I was planning to finish this whole thing by Monday night! Yikes!! It's already Friday night! I'm so glad it's the weekend!)
To end this post, I'll copy the entire Rumi poem for you here...
How Long Will You Hide
How long will you hide
teach your laughter
to a flower
manifest an eternity
why do you think
the door to the sky
is closed on your face
it allures and invites
your magical touch
to open and arrive
an entire caravan
is waiting in ecstasy
for your coming and leading
come on my friend
use your talisman and
harness all their souls
today is the day to unite
with your longing beloved
wait no more
for an unknown tomorrow
a tambourine is in a corner
begging your playing hands
a flute is sitting dormant
begging your happy lips
Till next time...