The long silence? A new day job. The sort that takes rather a lot of time to learn, it's a new field, a new culture... But my lunch hours have been another sort of learning...I go to a small park and feel the wind & sun on my skin, watch the birds, water in a reflecting pool, and two rather droopy trees... I will have a chapbook of poems out of my lunches. Plan to sketch the scene as well. So this is good. And I still draw every day on the way to and from work. Have introduced color pencils. You can see me start to figure out what I want to do with color in the sketches below with 4 colors: black, red, blue, yellow and ochre. The stops go by so fast. A little yellow on a lip, a lid, a hat, oh yes, in my subway the light may not be flattering exactly but it is bold.
Drawn as Jim watches TV...
Using yellow, red, blue and black inktense pencils.
Claudia Carlson has worked as a graphic designer, cartographer, and writer for large companies, small presses, newspapers, toy developers, quilt masters, and individuals wanting book designs, maps, stories, illustrations, or websites. Pocket Park, a photo/poetry book was published in 2013 by Marsh Hawk Press. Her first poetry book, The Elephant House, was also published by Marsh Hawk Press in 2007. Visit ClaudiaGraphics.
Book Launch for Pocket Park Friday, November 15, 2013, 7 p.m. Poet's House 10 River Terrace, New York, NY (212) 431-7920 poetshouse.org