Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If I Could Fly

Update: This piece went on to be published in Somerset Studios Gallery magazine, Summer 2012. It's on page 112. The words are:

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.

I said, I’d love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.

But I have not your graceful charm
I haven’t wings, just these two arms.
I’ve been designed to walk around
My human feet must touch the ground.

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.

He said, What I’d love most to do
Is walk upon God’s Earth with you
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.

I’d love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground
But I have not two legs that swing
I haven’t arms, just these two wings.

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise
For we’d both seen God’s precious gifts
Through someones else’s eyes.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

"Lines and Grids" Sketchbook Project 2011

Here it is, my sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project 2011. My theme is "Lines and Grids". It will go on tour  this year and then become a permanent part of the Brooklyn Library in New York. For more info on this project and to see other sketchbooks, click on the Sketchbook Project 2011 button on the right.