November 6, 2011 dVerse/ PAD Challenge Day 6

Still Life #22/ 22" sq./ gouache on w/c paper

dVerse: prompt “Color”

Today I squeeze
The color from the tube
Into the pot
To mix with
Yesterday’s mixture

Upon observing
My work
At the end of the day

It was the green
That did not lay flat
Perhaps I did not mix enough

I begin again
My day is but a continuation
Of yesterday

It is still dark outside
The sun has not come up
To paint the world in colorful hues

All is quiet
Holding its’ breath
Waiting for me to get it right
Listening for the vibration
Of one color laid next to another

November PAD Challenge Day 6. Prompt: “addict Poem”

My Drug of Choice
It is a form of addiction
I cannot wait
For the new day to come

Before the sun rises
I awaken
Coffee and a bite of breakfast
My mind has already
Entered the studio
Waiting for the
Turn of the key

In darkness I enter
The work from the day before
Awaits me
Adjustments to be made
A statement complete
I bow to my addiction
I work to finish
I want to see
Make visible

To begin again
Each step carefully measured
The drug of my choice