Monday, April 27, 2009

A Sense of Hope


It's Monday night, and I just returned from my Monday Art Night with Nikki. We had a special guest join us tonight (welcome to the club, Emily!). I just finished my Chapter 4 project of Taking Flight. I am making the project "my own" by adding my own personal touch of bisque fired clay pieces...and subtracting the wings that Kelly Rae shows us how to make in her book.

We did actually make some wings tonight, but I just didn't feel like they belonged on this book. Here's what they look like for now...


I'll hang on to them, because I'm sure I'll figure out a way to use them in some future project!

Nikki...if you're reading this....I am so enjoying our art nights together! If only I could figure out how to make those wings really work, so I could fly out to see you every Monday night in California! Maybe I could attach them to Precious and turn her into a Pegasus pony :) I'll keep you up to date with my progress on that one!

And now for your reading pleasure...here's "Hope" by Emily Dickinson...

Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

3 comments:

Nikki said...

Wow--you are on the ball! I like the wings... for SOMEthing... but I think you're right to leave them off the book.

Thanks for sharing this journey with me.

butterfly woman said...

Hi Jean,
Just wanted to take a peek at your blog and now I'm hooked, I will be back. Can't get enough of seeing your mixed media pieces. Emily D I so love her poetry and feel this poem is so appropriate for your little heart bird. I've read Taking Flight on my own but imagine it's wonderful to make creations with others as you do. I feel hope for myself and my creative process as I visit you here. Thanks for such an uplifting, unique blog.

Jean said...

That is so sweet butterfly woman! I'm so glad that you visited :) I look forward to getting to know you here and on your blog!!