Saturday, May 18, 2013

White on black: Art prompt at Real Toads

Art by Chelsea Bednar
Yesterday Margaret posted the work of four young artists as a challenge to the poets in the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. These works of art are unusual because they are done with white pencil on black paper. I think they are all amazing because Margaret tells us the teacher gave no details or explanations—just said "Go!" after giving the students the theme of "Tree Metamorphosis".

I studied each of the four, and an idea came to me as I looked at this one by Margaret's daughter Chelsea.

I always wanted a tree house
(although afraid of heights)
and always thought my tree house
would be 'specially good at nights
when I could see the stars
but not the ground

Below is a picture of a tree house my youngest brother made for his children when they were small. They'll be 12 and 10 this year, and they still enjoy it. Tree house love seems to run in my family.

Tree house, Rob Davies. Photo, Kay Davies. 2007


Helen said...

There are few things more delicious than sleeping way up high surrounded by trees! I know.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is an awesome treehouse.

SquirrelQueen said...

I can see how this intriguing photo inspired your poem which I love by the way. The tree house your brother built is so cute, I'll bet the kids had a blast with it when they were small.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Never mind the kids - I could live in that tree house!!

Good choice Kay, and the lines are perfect for it. Hugs, YAM xx

Kerry O'Connor said...

I do love a tree house too!