Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Found Art Tuesday

Rosa's found art theme this week was Kindness, which brought to mind the poem by James W. Foley "Drop a Pebble in the Water".

Drop a pebble in the water:
Just a splash, and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on,
Spreading, spreading from the centre,
Flowing on out to the sea.
And there is no way of telling
Where the end is going to be.

Drop a pebble in the water:
In a minute you forget,
But there's little waves a-flowing,
And there's ripples circling yet,
And those little waves a-flowing
To a great big wave have grown;
You've disturbed a mighty river
Just by dropping in a stone.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
In a minute it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on.
They keep spreading, spreading, spreading
From the centre as they go,
And there is no way to stop them,
Once you've started them to flow.

Drop an unkind word, or careless:
In a minute you forget;
But there's little waves a-flowing,
And there's ripples circling yet,
And perhaps in some sad heart
A mighty wave of tears you've stirred,
And disturbed a life was happy
Ere you dropped that unkind word.


Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
Just a flash and it is gone;
But there's half-a-hundred ripples
Circling on and on and on,
Bearing hope and joy and comfort
On each splashing, dashing wave
Till you wouldn't believe the volume
Of the one kind word you gave.

Drop a word of cheer and kindness:
In a minute you forget;
But there's gladness still a-swelling,
And there's joy circling yet,
And you've rolled a wave of comfort
Whose sweet music can be heard
Over miles and miles of water
Just by dropping one kind word.



Ok, so my drawing isn't very impressive, but it was so much fun to draw! Isn't that what it's all about? I love creating these little pieces because they take little or no concentration and they just really make me smile whilst I'm doing them! I drew this piece in pen first, onto A5 heavy weight paper, and then coloured it in with pastels and pastel pencils. I've included the above poem on the back with a short message about Found Art Tuesday.

6 comments:

Rosa Murillo said...

I absolutely loved the poem and the drawing! it really makes you think!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Rosa, that's very kind. The poem is beautiful isn't it?

Kathy L said...

WOnderful, wonderful, wonderful. Your little art piece has a fresh innocense to it. THe poem and work were perfect!

Undaunted said...

Thank you Kathy, that is so kind of you.

Mona said...

Art is absoloutly all about having a good time. Or maybe I should say it is supposed to be. I like the poem artwork, combination very much.

Undaunted said...

Thank you Mona. I plan to have more fun today :)