Off-Broadway (a Paint Chip Poem)

No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired.

Paint Chip Poetry


Be well,

Monty

Prairie Rose (a Paint Chip Poem)

No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired.

Paint Chip Poetry


Be well,

Monty

Seeking Autumn


A few images inspired by the temperatures finally cooling and catching a glimpse of Autumn on the horizon.

A Touch of Autumn
Naked
Autumn in Bloom
Tree in Prayer

Be well,

Monty


Believe


The following found patterns were all generated from “believe”. Perhaps the diversity of results is part of the answer?


Be well,

Monty


Playing with Tea Time


I’m playing. At times I may call myself an author, a poet, an illustrator, or other such titles, but at my essence I’m a child at play. I play around with words and images, with colors and ideas, with emotions and patterns. I am curious to see what comes of it. But mostly I’m just playing and having fun in discovery.

In the below exploration I’ve worked with one of the figures in this “Tea Time” piece (which is also new and not shared before, so enjoy) and experimented with subtraction techniques (i.e. erasure) and seeing what the result would be. I’m partial to “Playing with Tea Time II”. How about you?


Tea Time
Playing with Tea Time I
Playing with Tea Time II
Playing with Tea Time III

Be well,

Monty


Running Free (a Paint Chip Poem)

No Love For Fatties invites us to join in on her Paint Chip Poetry by creating our own poem inspired by the paint chip colors of the week. I think this is a really creative and fun idea. Check out her original post and join in too if you feel inspired.

Paint Chip Poetry


*this is a work of fiction for me, but I pray for those for whom its a reality.

Be well,

Monty

我爱你 (I Love You)


我爱你 (“I Love You”)

This is a culmination of my recent work exploring the use of Chinese characters and exploring “found patterns”. 我爱你,meaning “I love you” and pronounced “wo ai ni” in mandarin, are the characterized used in this piece. The squared presentation is reminiscent of the signature chops used in China. I’ve lived and worked as a guest in China for over a decade and am grateful for the experience and opportunity to fully appreciate the culture and language. This is an expression of that appreciation.


Be well,

Monty


Abundance of Love (爱)


爱 (Love)
Abundance of Love I
Abundance of Love II

These images were created by writing in script the Chinese character “爱” (pronounced “ai”, meaning love) and repeating/overlapping in various configurations. This is a follow-up to my exploration with Chinese character found patterns beginning with “我”.

Be well,

Monty


我 Found Pattern


我 Found Pattern

This image was created by writing in script the Chinese character “我” (meaning “I”) and rotating it in four directions, repeated four times. Those of you following me know that I’ve been intrigued by found patterns of late. Today I was curious to explore what would happen if I used the beauty of the Chinese language as the source image.

Be well,

Monty


Dancing with Fans


Dancing with Fans I
Dancing with Fans II
Dancing with Fans Found Pattern
Dancing with Fans III

Be well,

Monty