I'm back after a three week course in Botanical Illustration.
Here are the parts of a hibiscus flower. This is Hawaii's State Flower.
Can you find a flower, leaf, nut, fruit or plant to try drawing today? And when you are done, or while you are making your art, think of a poem to go with your picture.
I kept thinking of this:
Flowering trees sway
on a tropical isle,
watching them play
makes me smile.
Maybe part of the reason I wrote a short poem about trees is because a friend, Mark Walsh (an emergency room nurse) challenged me to write a TREE poem. He wants to start a poetry tag game with me. I hope I am up for this. Do you know how to play poetry tag? One person starts with a poem and the person tagged plays off of that poem. In this instance Mark might reply with a poem about flowers, growing, isles, tropics, or things that make him smile. Who knows what his poem will be. It could be something he writes or a poem from another poet. Poetry Tag might be something you'd like to try with your friends.
Tomorrow, March 14 is PI Day (3.14), many people celebrate by eating pie. What is your favorite flavor of pie? Can you write a pie poem today to give to a friend tomorrow? I think I'm going to try to bake a pie today. Somehow it seems unfair. I don't want to start my oven because it will make my house too hot and on the radio they announced New York City Schools will be closed tomorrow for a snow day. If you live in Australia or south of the equator where it is summer season now, you know what I mean. But if you live where it is snowing, all I can say is come visit me where we spend our entire year in shorts and t-shirts. I do live in paradise.