Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Collage 379

How I love the color of Payne's Gray. I love how it comes out of the tube looking black, but totally transforms with the addition of white into a lovely blue gray. I used it extensively this day in the studio and a few others got on the Payne's Gray love train as well.

I also used an Emily Dickinson poem as we were preparing for the workshop with the high school kids and had decided to work with her poetry for their collages.

Here is the poem:

Our share of night to bear --
Our share of morning --
Our blank in bliss to fill
Our blank in scorning --

Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way!
Here a mist, and there a mist,
Afterwards -- Day!

And when I think of Emily Dickinson, I think about our Japanese friend and Emily Dickinson scholar Masako Takeda. She was with us just a few days before her return to Japan and the subsequent tsunami, earthquake and nuclear power plant disaster. Team Tolstoy sends prayers and blessing to her and all those affected the affected -- which is the whole world. -- Lola

Lola Baltzell
from page 13-14, Volume II, original text
collage, ink, acrylic paint
made 2/11/11
page 609-611 Pevear/Voloknonsky translation

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