Creative Journey in a Rhyme
From the air guitar to nabbing a car,
Mr. Cleese made me wanna play daily
It was S & P (Singh & Pickard) who had me visually
Scanning design in the nursery
Then Ira brought his Glass… to show me retrospect
And I thought back to an old baby story that I used to have on deck
McC (McClandess) influenced the symphony
That harmonized the trucks of food
Geary defined it and Hirshfield wined it
Metaphor gave me a text hit
Adichie schooled me…on story that was single
having empathy gave some of my classmates (oops) a little tingle
Schwartzy (Schwartzberg) enlightened me with gifts to the world
and after getting all this meaning (Guess what?) I’m still a mommy’s girl
Creative by nature, critical by nurture, and truly ready to share
all the stories the telling allows me to
Mess with me if you dare, dare…
Stage a spoken word event_in my bathroom. Burning incense smoke, candles lit, and the back of my head in focus with fingers ready to snap. Every so often, I may turn my head to show an expression. The music would be sensual and jazzy, with intense bass guitars and a saxophone to complement.
I found a few audio tracks by Kevin MacLeod that I really liked for a matter of seconds. Something just wasn’t working for the mood I wanted, tempo too fast or tone too abrupt when it didn’t need to be. Soooo, I had the brilliant idea of just picking a section that I really liked and looping it. After the loop didn’t work the way I wanted and later getting it to cooperate, I still did not feel complete. I spent more time looking for ways to refine the music.
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
I created a short rap about my journey, that included items I used this semester in the images. One special item was a book I have had since childhood from the Childcraft series, called Stories and Fables. I produced the audio track by “remixing” Kevin MacLeod’s Dispersion Relation. In the audio, I did a roll call of names people from our Playshop Resources who influenced my creativity. I was sure to parallel them to the respective sessions from our course.
I am proud of my remix and happy to say that I was able to be creative with another of my true loves, music. My poem was to my liking as well, but I couldn’t decide on the perfect tone for my voice. Although my visual decisions were very impromptu, they are more meaningful in relation to my journey than I had originally planned. It also shows how much I love words. Ha ha ha. No drawing in my visual journal…
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