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Wednesday, April 18

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday No. 150


I missed WOYWW last week - it's been a tough week healthwise - so I wanted to participate this week.

This is the beginnings of my entry for this week's IA Challenge - Inspired by Words...

To celebrate April being National Poetry month, we're to make art around a favourite piece of poetry...

For me, this is a no-brainer - I have loved John Keats since I studied the Romantic poets at school. You can just see my well-loved, well-worn copy of Robert Gittings' Selected Poems and Letters of Keats in the bottom left of the photo. Next to it is a lovely little edition of Keats' Poetical Works given to me by a dear friend, when I was in hospital after the stroke. I couldn't read for several months, but she would sit and read Keats to me whenever she visited.

It's from this little edition I've photocopied my all-time favourite Keats' poem 'When I have fears...', and I'm staining it with yesterday's coffee grounds...

I'm not exactly sure what will happen next... I'm thinking I may draw Keat's portrait... paint and/or collage a suitable background... apply the copies of the poem... who knows???

I have till Sunday to complete it, so plenty of time to mull it over...

And for those who asked to see my finished Frida painting from the other week's WOYWW, the post is here :)

I'm looking forward to dropping by your various workdesks in the coming days - it's amazing how many busy, talented people there are in the world...

Take care xx




22 comments:

Karen said...

Sorry to hear you are having a tough time health wise, I hope you feel better soon [[hugs]]. Love the look of your project :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Miriam said...

Hope you feel better soon xx

#84

CraftygasheadZo said...

Intriguing post, love how you're combining poetry with crafting. Hope you're feeling better. Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop. Zo xx 17

Queen Of Toys said...

Sorry to hear yo have been feeling poor, hope you are fully recovered soon. Happy creating.

Eliza #103

Redanne said...

Good luck with the crafting and hope you feel much better soon. Regards, Anne #30

Lisa Richards said...

I love what you're doing with the poem. I just took a Literature class, but didn't read any Keats. I'll have to look some up on the web.
Have fun with your project and have a great WOYWW!
Lisa Richards
#114

SophieNewton said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished result, never tried staining with coffee grounds before
Sophie x
No.57

Hazel said...

Interesting project - look forward to seeing the finished project (will look out for it on Inspiration Avenue) x

Julia Dunnit said...

I love that you're not sure where you're going yet..and am totally confident that the poems will influence your choices. Enjoy. And don't suck the brush!!

Danielle said...

I hope you feel better soon. I know what it is like to suffer constant health issues. I like how you are not sure where the piece is going, but I know it is going to get there. dani104

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought you had a bowl of soy sauce there for a moment.. Then I realized it had a brush in it. Great idea for poetry month.

Astrid Maclean said...

Well I wonder what you will decide to do with those poems, but whatever it is I'm sure it will be great! Just had a look at the finished Frida and she looks amazing!!!

Have a great week and enjoy this special WOYWW!
#26

Lisa said...

love poetry too and will look forward to the WOYWW next week to see the finished article maybe?
Thanks for sharing

Lisa #112
xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

I love poetry as well. I think my favourite is probably W B Yeats, the Lake Isle of Innisfree.

Lovely post.

Carolyn #82

Amanda said...

Hope you feel better soon, can't wait to see your finished project. Amanda #146

VonnyK said...

Hope you're feeling better. I had a look at Frida and she is beautiful. You did a fantastic job with her.
Have a great week.
Von #29

Twiglet said...

Great post - followed all the links - read the poem and love your painting. Thanks for sharing and I do hope you feel wll soon. x Jo

Est xxx said...

Hi wow cool craft idea will have to check back to see the finished piece, hope you are feeling better soon thanks for visiting my blog too :-) xx

Clare with paint in her hair said...

ohhh fabulously busy desk!

Suzanne said...

Looks like a fun challenge.
#40

Lisa-Jane said...

Hope you are doing okay now. Getting around everyone eventually. Happy WOYWW #45

lisa said...

That sounds like a great project. I love Keats too so can't wait to see what you create.
Hope you are feeling better.
Hugs Lisax #69