A Poem on Fear

Working my way through Misty Mawn’s book, Unfurling, has been a wonderful opportunity for me to experiment with different mediums. I have been leading the Book Club on Art Journal Emporium throughout January and February using this book. This week is the last chapter, and it focuses on poetry.

I have been spending the last couple of years living with fear and this week I wrote a short poem about embracing fear to transform it. Then I included it in a journal page.

Week-9The poem reads:

Fear, an old enemy
Lock the doors –
Bar the windows –
Keep away!
All my time spent
waiting and watching…
ready to defend or to attack.
One day, I decided
to invite fear in.
I gave him tea.
We talked and cried.
I embraced fear and let him leave.
The door remains wide open –
He stops by now and again,
but not for long.

Here are my daily drawings:

February 21, 2016

February 21, 2016

February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016

February 23, 2016

February 23, 2016

February 24, 2016

February 24, 2016

February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016

I have been playing with scribble drawing this week, and I think I like the scribble hand best.  I also tried drawing the planes of the face today.  It was so much harder than I expected!

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