Here’s my effort for Week 2 of the 52 Week Illustration challenge . Because the visual artists are pushing themselves to try new things, I’ve decided that I shall push myself to experiment with new forms.
This week I read a pantoum in the verse novel I was reading (Shakespeare Makes the Playoffs by Ron Koertge) which reminded me that this form is both fun and challenging to write. So I had to have a go for myself. (If you don’t know what a pantoum is, read the poem first, see if you can figure the pattern, then read more here.
The theme for this week’s challenge is ‘kids’ which, of course, could be either baby goats or children. My effort is, I think, about goats – but could easily apply to children too!
Here goes – enjoy!
The lovely Tania McCartney has started a 52 Week Illustration challenge on her blog and on Facebook.
She invited me to join and (after I stopped laughing) I thought ‘why not?’
The thing is, I can’t draw to save myself, and whilst I’ve often heard people say ‘anyone can learn to draw’ I think that’s about as true as ‘anyone can learn to write’ – ie a bit true, but to do so requires a dedication which I don’t have (in regards to drawing, but not to writing). I want to be awesome at writing, and trying to get there takes almost all my time, so for the forseeable future I won’t be taking up art.
However, I paint with words, or at least I try to. So I wondered if I could join in the challenge by contributing a little poem on each week’s topic. Of course Tania, being the lovely person she is, thought that sounded fine, so I’m in.
And, for my first effort, on the topic of eggs, I decided a haiku migt be appropriate.