“What a poignant sight she is.”

My heart is a kicking horse,

She nearly breaks my ribs

Those strong, tawny legs struggling

What a poignant sight she is.

– Melanie Hudson

One of those 1000 journals (or 100 journals) was dropped down the book chute at work. The 1000 Journals was a project that was started in the States where blank journals were just passed around and people put whatever they wanted in them and many similar projects have been done since then. My co-worker Melanie convinced me to draw something in it if she wrote something as well. I’m not sure if this is a journal that someone forgot to return because I think that all the journal projects are over but I thought I would do it anyway. It could also just be someone starting their own roaming journal up for fun, who knows.

So anyway, this is our collaborative effort done during our lunch break. I drew a sketch of her—although she is prettier than this (as my self-conscious sub-title dictates)—and she put in the poem. I think the poem is what makes it.

2 thoughts on ““What a poignant sight she is.”

  1. This is such a powerful collaboration. I absolutely love the idea of a traveling journal…so much so that I might just instigate one in my class :) Dayna, thank you so much for all of your posts, they continue to inspire me and get me thinking in new ways each time I read one.

    • Thank you Polly, I’m really excited about the collaboration side of art right now—something I would not have done 10 years ago. I guess I’m finally growing up :)

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