July 17, 2008

Latest assignment

ocean view monotype print with india ink 2008 susan schwake

Sometimes I play Illustration Friday, less now than before, yes, I miss it some weeks. But life has been a little hectic. But I love the prompt, the "assignment" nature of Ms. Penelope's site. My latest assignment, prompt if you will, will be creating a painting, collage perhaps, for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. The prompt is the short poem, translated from German, below. I already have an image in my head. Just have to get it to paper.

two are rowing a boat
one knows the stars
the other knows the storms
one will lead through the stars
one will lead through the storms
and at the end, the very end
the sea
in the recollection
will be blue.

Today we will be installing the exhibition - as Lisa and Lisa have landed... photos later.


Anonymous said...

Wow - what a pretty piece you have there Susan. The poem is wonderful - what a great prompt. I hope you will share the resulting assignment when it is done!

Pat said...

That is a stunning prompt or poem. Beautiful! And I love the art with your post.

Anonymous said...

There is a well deserved award for you over at my place. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great prompt, please post the finished piece!

Geek+Nerd said...

I had so much fun at the show tonight - I think it was just wonderful. I told the Lisas that I enjoyed learning about the historical pigments. I hope that the rest of your summer is a little less trying than it has been. Sending nice thoughts your way!

angela said...

susan... that print is beautiful. the richness, the simplicity and the purity of it.

it is beautiful.

loves to you...