Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We Have Come To Be Danced!

So a friend of mine is hosting a swap based on this poem by Jewel Mathieson from This Dance: A Poultice of Poems. Here are some of my ATC interpretations mixed in with the poem.

We Have Come To Be Danced
Not the pretty dance
Not the pretty pretty, pick me pick me dance
But the claw your way back into the belly
Of the sacred, sensual animal dance
The unhinged, unplugged, cat is out of its box dance
The holding the precious moment in the palms
Of our hands and feet dance

We have come to be danced
Not the jiffy booby, shake your booty for him dance
But the wring the sadness from our skin dance
The blow the chip off our shoulder dance
The slap the apology from our posture dance

We have come to be danced
Not the monkey see, monkey do dance
One two dance like you
One two three, dance like me dance
But the grave robber, tomb stalker
Tearing scabs and scars open dance
The rub the rhythm raw against our soul dance

We have come to be danced
Not the nice, invisible, self conscious shuffle
But the matted hair flying, voodoo mama
Shaman shakin' ancient bones dance
The strip us from our casings, return our wings
Sharpen our claws & tongues dance
The shed dead cells and slip into
The luminous skin of love dance

We have come to be danced
Not the hold our breath and wallow in the shallow end of the floor dance
But the meeting of the trinity: the body, breath and beat dance
The shout hallelujah from the top of our thighs dance
The mother may I?
Yes you may take ten giant leaps dance
The Olly Olly Oxen Free Free Free dance
The everyone can come to our heaven dance

We have come to be danced
Where the kingdoms collide in the cathedral of flesh
To burn back into the light
To unravel, to play, to fly, to pray
To root in skin sanctuary
We have come to be danced!
We have come

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Poppies, Poppies, & More Poppies!

Made these for a Poppies II Swap at A4A... actually kind of enjoyed making them, which is always a good thing - right!?! Made with Bic Mark Its, Zig black maker, a little graphite pencil, and one has white gel pen.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Chef Boyardee Bird & Mr. Wonka

I promise to post something other than birds next! tee hee hee... But I had to share these guys. I saw something with a red checkered apron recently somewhere, and I instantly had to do a Chef Boyardee Bird. Mr. Wonka is my poor attempt at making him Gothic [per reqest from a trade] but I think he is too handsome to be very Goth-like.

More crazy DODO/Widget birds!

Not sure what it is about these funky little birds, that not only seem to be a hit with ATC friends, but I can't stop coming up with goofy ideas for them! Here are a few I did this week for a request. These are a couple of my favorite DODO Birds.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tickets are booked for Oregon LIVE ART in July!!!

Yeah for me!! I'm now officially excited that I will get to hang out with my fellow ATC art friends in Oregon for a few days this summer!! Robby Girl you ROCK for taking on yet another task by organizing the shindig!! Galleries, wine tasting, lavender fields, new friends and old, artist inspirations around every corner!! It's going to be a blast! Wonder how much fun I can pack in 5 days?????