Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Workshop Changes and a Poem

Ebb, cold wax and oil paints with collage and shell, by Donna Watson

NOTE:  Workshop dates changed!  The September 4 day workshop has been changed to a 3 day workshop in October - Oct. 16, 17, 18th, 2015.  The workshop is still PERSONAL EXPRESSION:  A Design Approach.  The location is still on Camano Island, WA.  The lower cost still includes morning snacks, and lunch every day.  For more information contact Karla Matzke at 360-387-2759 or email at:  matzke@camano.net.  www.matzkefineart.com  

Tide, cold wax and oil paints with collage and shell, by Donna Watson

This poem is supposedly written by 14 year old Jordan Nichols, and 8th grader.  Read it from the top to bottom and then read it from the bottom up for a wonderful surprise.

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is 
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded 
Is a waste.  And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that 
People thought we couldn't come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around.
(Read from bottom to top now)


Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

so so COOL!

ELFI said...

magnifique travail... le rouge - brun soutenu est parlant... beau!

lyle baxter said...

the poet is amazing! if no one succeeds in discouraging him I would think he has a great future! I wonder if the poem was his answer to a challenge!

susan hemann said...

so wish I could take your workshop, starved for other artist's companionship

Caterina Giglio said...

Wonderful piece, Tide... and the poem is really good..., quite clever...

Judy Shreve said...

Your work is so wonderful - I get lost.
The eighth grader has the perfect mix of creative writing, philosophy and cleverness. Quite a combination in such a young mind.

Maya Sara Matthew said...

That poem is really exceptional. Thank you for sharing.

Laura said...

Art can change the world....Wow thank you for sharing this quiet one...

Carole Reid said...

Nice surprise is right! Makes me wonder how often we could change our view on things if we took the time to think it through from the bottom up? I hope your summer is going well.

Fiona Dempster said...

The workshops all look wonderful - I hope they go really well. And the poem is a great yet little reminder of how e need to look at things the right way round AND upside down sometimes...go well.

Barry said...

Hi D - very cleaver construction in the poem as well as words. Hope the workshops fill and go well. B

Seth said...

Fascinating how that poem read. Thank you for sharing.

Tammie Lee said...

that poem is so interesting,
what a clever lad who wrote it!

wishing you a wonderful workshop.
wonderful artful images.....

Sharmon Davidson said...

The two pieces you show here are amazing; I love the layering and combination of materials. Good luck with your workshop!

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Allen jeley said...

Jordan Nichols is very good 14 year old student and i read his poem and such a very impressive writing i really aprreciate to this student thanks for sharing revise my essay .