Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Ideas

Yeah, I'm still behind on my promised photo post...I scanned in a few that needed scanning (that's right--in the early 2000s I did not yet own a digital camera) so I'm almost there, I swear. In the meantime, I'm wrestling with a new idea that may or may not be either wise or a good use of my time but nevertheless, it's tugging at me. Ever since writing my first found poem as part of the New Year's Poetry Challenge (a challenge I have yet to complete...) I keep coming back to that form in my mind, especially after Tanita sent me this link. I keep wanting to write more. I'm not even sure I'm doing it "right" or creating anything particularly meaningful, but I've written one other since then and it's fun. It's intriguing, like a word puzzle. A brain puzzle. Finding some hidden meaning in somebody else's writings. I of course wish I'd thought to do what Austin Kleon is doing, but it's a bit late for that.

What I AM thinking about is creating a blog that would be a sort of found poetry experiment, using articles (as I have been) available online. I have minor concerns about legal issues that might arise, though I would hope that providing a link to the articles I use would help to prevent that.

Alternatively, I could just post them here. But this poor blog is already a cluttered mishmash of random crap, so I'm thinking a separate space would be better. Maybe some artwork to go with the poems, from time to time. Not that I have any extra time for extra stuff. It would be an occasional diversion. IF I decide to do it. I get a lot of ideas I don't really have time for...Plus the "what's the point?" monster rather quickly shows up in my head. Of course, the answer is, just for fun. For enjoyment. To see if it leads anywhere interesting. I might just make it a poetry/flash fiction blog in general, so I can keep the formal writing separate from this very casual rambling that I tend to do.

We will see. Or not, as the case may be.

3 comments:

tanita davis said...

If you look at Lainey's Grow Wings journal, it's all found things, random snippets of songs she sings to Clem, and her sketches/collages/paintings. You could do something like that and put it on your ARTIST blog, and probably people will buy it/appreciate it. Plus you can cross-post it to Wonderland, just so people know what you do as an artist.

Beth Kephart said...

I am intrigued (very) by this new idea!

DaviMack said...

Seeing as you already have some readers who, apparently, do not mind "a cluttered mishmash of random crap," I'd suggest doing it here. Not only would it save the effort, but you can always ... calve off a new blog, if you determine that it's taking over this one. Having multiple blogs to maintain is really a pain, I think, and likely to dissuade you.