I selected my piece for Inspired Art Chicago! My original plan was foiled by my parents' intimidating storage space where many of my paintings have been residing. I think the alternate worked out even better! You Name It III finally has a name - Sometimes Feelings. The poem Sometimes Feelings was written by Vanesa A. who is 10 years old, Corkey School, Chicago. Please read this amazing poem below. I can't believe how eloquent it is.
Isn’t it strange when people tell you things that aren’t true?
You feel so sad and disappointed.
So your thoughts go around and around.
Your head moves like an airplane flying around in circles
and tastes like chocolate with spices of meanness and sourness.
Smells like a world with meanness.
But when you’re with a real friend you feel sure.
It’s strange when you’re happy and suddenly
you feel so depressed and nervous that your thoughts just disappear
and don’t remember what you were going to say.
They move like a magic book flipping over and over the pages.
So it tastes like candy you don’t remember what it was called.
But sometimes you just say I don’t know what I was thinking of.
So your thoughts just disappear like a magic cape that is invisible
that you can’t see.
Vanesa A., age 10
Corkey School, Chicago
Isn't it fantastic? The words and images go together beautifully. That's why I love art. In my original blog post about You Name It III, I think that details 1 and 3 really are really highlighted in the poem. I love how the two creations are now hand in hand.
Detail 1, You Name It III
Detail 3, You Name It III
It's not too late to participate. The website is easy to follow. Or you can refer to my previous post about the project.
Thanks for reading and send those kids a high-five!