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Flight Path: A Collaboration between Jolie Buchanan and Christy Birmingham

Christy Birmingham with another collaboration … Soar!

Poetic Parfait

Collaboration of mixed media Bring on the collaborations! Photo: ©2014 Poetic Parfait.

Bring on the latest collaboration between Jolie Buchanan and Christy Birmingham! I am so pleased with this mixed-media project as it is uplifting for both Jolie’s artwork and my poem.

We started this project a few months ago and are happy to reveal the result today. It all began with artist Jolie. She cleverly used homemade paper (made from recycled white office paper), a carved linoleum block of a stenciled bird, a hand printer press onto watercolor, Photoshop and …. Wowowowow, and she crafted the resulting image below! Obviously the process was a lot more complex than I explained here but if you’re curious about it be sure to ask Jolie. Her contact details are at the end of the post.

After I had received her image by email, I was happy to use it as inspiration for a poem.

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Joyfilled Day

Collage by Jolie Buchanan

Joyfilled Day
Joyfilled Day Journal Page
{12 by 12 paper acrylic and watercolor collage by Jolie Buchanan}

Find ongoing collage work by Jolie by following her on Flickr


Tree Branches at My Ribs

Poetry and Mixed Media Collaboration

Christy Birmingham and Jolie Buchanan

Tree Branches At My Ribs
Poking at my ribs,
Your fingers were hard as tree branches –
And your mind wasn’t any softer.

You told me to do more, see more,
And my heart fell into itself when you
Said the words feel more.

You played the song of doubt with
Too many choruses, and I forced myself to
Sway along with every oppressive note.

But,
Those were the melodies and I was the girl
Who feared she had no branches of her own,

Who wanted only to build roots with you and
Grow, in a field that I didn’t realize was
Cluttered already with foreign bosoms.

I needed my own sunlight, I see that now, and
You poked a bit too much at the body of
This woman who wants to keep dreaming for more.

©2014 Christy Birmingham

Cheers To Creating!

*****

Christy Birmingham is a poet, author and freelance writer in British Columbia, Canada. Her debut poetry collection Pathways to Illumination is available exclusively at Redmund Productions. If you haven’t been by her blog Poetic Parfait, yet, check it out. You can also find Christy on Twitter

Jolie Buchanan is a mixed media artist and student; Connect with her on the Jolie B Studios facebook page, Twitter, or Google +.


Happy Birthday Bertrand Russell

Original Artwork: Watercolor and Wax by  Jolie Buchanan

Imagine Fear Russell Jolie Buchanan
Original – Watercolor and Wax


Springtime Delights

Yesterday was one of those quintessential Springtime Delights. After spending a great portion of the morning completing yardwork, I took the camera for a walk to find those glimpses of Spring that are just now showing themselves.

Spring is here.

We were at 70 degrees, a first day many were sporting shorts outside. The red buds are out, the hosta points are up pointing toward the sky. Trees are beginning to bloom and there’s a bird chorus that is a new.

Think Spring

Snow is in the forecast for the coming days. No sign of it really that I care to recognize, just the neighbor’s tip-off which attempted to curtail the collage work I was completing outside. My only response was, that can’t happen, not for a couple hours at least.

He gave me two days. Two days before Old Man Winter comes back for a visit.  It will be short I assume, just a reminder that he is still around. A blackberry winter of sorts, with the brief cold snap after the Spring has sprung making the berries juicier. I will happily greet the snow. Just for a bit, then he must go.

~ Jolie


Don’t Forget . . .

A simple reminder out for the day ….

Play

art journal page


Bottom of a Waterway Christy Birmingham and Jolie Buchanan

Excited to have back again the wonderful word-smither Christy Birmingham to Spaces to Create!

Collaboration

Christy Birmingham and Jolie Buchanan

Bottom of the Waterway by Jolie Buchanan collab with Christy Birmingham

My mind goes to the river,
Only seconds before my toes follow, and
My thoughts rush over debris that sits at the
Bottom of a waterway full of tears.

My flesh is eaten by the liquid smoothness of
A river and of a light, with a newfound joy that
Resonates within my bones.

As I reach forward with my hands, I scoop up
The weeds that peak through the water,
The softness of my palms meeting them for
A thoughtful exchange of what to enjoy tomorrow.

Indeed, there is more to be had.

And, in turn, through our meeting of
Weeds, water and whimsy,
I tell myself that it is okay to start at the bottom
Again.

©2014 Christy Birmingham

Cheers To Creating!

*****

Christy Birmingham is a poet, author and freelance writer in British Columbia, Canada. Her debut poetry collection Pathways to Illumination is available exclusively at Redmund Productions. If you haven’t been by her blog Poetic Parfait, yet, check it out. You can also find Christy on Twitter

Jolie Buchanan is a mixed media artist and student; Connect with her on the Jolie B Studios facebook page, twitter, or Google +.


One Person Can Make A Difference

Imagine Difference - Kennedy Jolie Buchanan

original: 12 x 12 watercolor and wax


Daybreak: August 12, 2013

Daybreak: August 12, 2013

Returning from a hike 6:50am on August, 12, 2013 – the sun has just risen above the treeline


Project One Eighty on Aamora

Photographer Michael Van der Tol launched Project One-Eighty over at www.aamora.com. The project has the artist reviewing one of the pieces of work they have done and asks that the artist do a shift in perspective one-eighty degrees. I was lucky enough not to have to go back and do a re-shoot. As I shot the first capture below, the sound from the crowd sent chills down my arms and I immediately turned around and captured the second photo below. Great idea Michael.

© 2012 Jolie B. Studios LLC

My contribution to the one-eighty project is from a Farm Aid show.  I chose the first capture directly on the stage and the second capture one-eight to the crowd at that show, showing the subject in my first capture on the live view screen as well.