Hello, Jill K. Berry here. I am branching out by finding simplicity in my sketchbook.
Many years ago I saw a small painting of Van Gogh's in the Courtauld Gallery in London called "Woman at a Window". This small painting struck me, the very few strokes he used to create such a narrative. I stood for a long time and studied it, and all these years later I still am inspired by its simplicity.
Since I am going to teach in Italy in September, and because the everyday in Italy always inspires a narrative for me, stories of riches, I worked with that subject all week, and wrote haiku to go with the sketches. Enjoy!
Follow a holy man
Shrouded in linen dark black
Aged faith pure white
Don't miss anything
Stalwart and dedicated.
Cook, clean, shop and spy.
It looks romantic
The shape and craft of your broom
And the shape of you
Dreamy light falls on
The finely dressed seed thrower
Feathered fans gather.
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