Silly Shorts 1

A bird in the hand.
Five layer Dip.
Seven, you say?
I don’t-need any-Lip.

Rockets
Toadstool.
Ripples
Wave.
Dime store.
Big boss.
What’s that ya say?

Dig it?
Flipped it.
Giddle.
Gun.
Train of thought,
Just for fun.

Lose it.
Lost it.
Kiss her.
Love.
Graced by God;
The Man above.

Heaven’s here
Now.
Later.
Die.
Future’s coming.
Swat the Fly.

Itches,
Scratch it.
Don’t
Do.
Parrot
Fish.
Jay’s was blue.

Family first.
Last
On the way.
Headed home
Like horse to hay.

Wash em down.
Needs to cool.
Couple weeks
They’re back in school.

Albatross
Flight.
Roots below.
Pictures
Jump out.
Things will show.

Back and forth
Night.
Purple Haze.
Need and want.
Find
Time to graze.

Grind.
Minded.
Out the gate
Leapfrog.
Monster.
Three toed
Slate.

Fight
For Love.
Black.
Gone.
Distract.
Hula Hoop.
Missing Jack.

Something to try.

At the risk of scaring some of you off with the word, Art, let’s call this exercise, an exploration, or, just something different to try.

Get somewhere by yourself with a pencil, or pen, some paper, and some music. I recommend headphones. The music selection is whatever you wish. Once the song begins playing close your eyes and just let your hand go (pen to paper) with whatever you’re feeling. There’s no right or wrong. It should end up looking like messy scribble.

Once the song is over, you’re done with phase one. Open your eyes, and see what you did. Then just take a minute or two to look at it.  See what you start to see. Again, no right or wrong.

Next, take take the same pencil or pen ( or a colored marker) and begin to trace what you’re seeing within the scribble. You may not see anything other than scribble. You may see circles, or figure eights, or a person’s face.  The point is to begin tracing. You may do this with or without music.

I enjoy the freedom and flow of the first part of the exercise, and then self observation in the tracing part. Anyways, let me know if you try it and what you think.