Sunday, April 20, 2014

Drawing with words: shape poetry

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Okay, this is not a poem. It's a test, for me. It goes down, then across, then up and across, and down, and up, and across, and across again, then off to the bottom left, then up and across, and down to the middle left, then the middle right, and the last bit is "pup" — but I usually include process notes, and these are those for my shape attempt. I had to see if Blogger would allow me to transfer a word drawing from my Pages program on my old iMac.

Now, to see if I can do anything directly onto Blogger.

Hmm. Failed.


Okay now, Toads and toadies and roadies, this doesn't go down as Failure To Participate, it goes down as Failure To Manipulate Technology.

Different thing entirely. My bad. Mea culpa and all that, but you should have seen me manipulate computerized typesetting technology in the 70s, when all the things we do today were just twinkles in Bill Gates' and Steve Jobs' eyes.

Posted for
Kerry's Shape Poetry challenge at the
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT                                                 


Kerry O'Connor said...

This is such fun, Kay. I unwound all your lines and went back to find all the dalmation's spots!

Sumana Roy said...

aww....this is so sweet Kay...i
love the mum and her pup...

kaykuala said...

How nice, Kay! It'll take physical efforts I would think. Nicely!


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I worked my way round your doggy tale before I read the instructions - only made one false turn! No Failure there Kay!!! YAM xx

Grace said...

I love the experiment Kay ~ I trouble with formatting too so this works for me ~ Happy Easter ~

Tammy said...

Fun post. But looks like it worked to me?!

jo-hanna said...

After that introduction in the comment on IG, I expected an HOURGLASS shape ;-)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

this was a tough challenge. I'm not sure if I can do it...too busy to try right now. You did a great job.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Your process notes made me laugh out loud! Cute.

Mama Zen said...

This is so cool! My daughter loved it, too.

Anonymous said...

will Lindy be jealous? :) ~

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well done!
Hoppy Easter to you, too.
Rabbit was in the garden last night, helping herself to my crocus.
What a twit!
Luv. Jenn

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it Kay..I couldn't have even come up with a dog. I had trouble with doing a tree.

Lolamouse said...

I felt like I was chasing a pup trying to figure out how to read your poem (of course, I should have read your notes first!) I'm impressed with the complicated shape you pulled off! Happy Easter!

Gillena Cox said...

the bold letters helped a lot; its just a fun piece, very nice

much love...

Margaret said...

Something about a dalmation pup and its spots… I adore commentary -- gave me a good laugh.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

My students loved these! I haven't done one!