Sunday, January 15, 2012

Seeking Collaboration - Keeping the Focus

difficult times have
a way of creating
a different focus

heart and guts
grit and gruel
what it takes

artists and art
dedicated to their truth
exposing core

rm 2012

Mary Gauthier is a woman with heart and grit.. taking her own life story writing songs and performing, that's my intention too, she is an inspiration..

I recently came across a great children's story that i will be making illustrations for and short picture book formats.  I hope to find a singer/songwriter to collaborate with me on some music for the children's illustrations.  This book speaks to me on so many levels, I look forward to exploring it thoroughly.

The opening paragraph is this: 

"THERE IS NOTHING lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road.  A small calico cat.  Her family, the one she lived with, has left her in this old and forgotten forest, this forest where the rain is soaking into her soft fur."  Appelt.

Each short chapter is full of vivid heartfelt pieces of a story of love and hurt and tenderness... I've got to find my cat image, but for now this one seems to fit... 

I've never done illustrations and I am exploring this for my heart only.