Wednesday, August 24, 2005

My Mind to me a KIngdom Is *

I created an abstract drawing in Paint program, and then stared at it for an hour. For some reason it made me think of Kansas City, so I called it Cityscape.

I can imagine Kansas City, with Kansas to the left and Missouri to the right.  The state line runs right through town. You might live in Kansas and your next door neighbor live in Missouri.  The blue lines must be rivers.  If this were Kansas City they would be the Kansas and the Missouri.  They run right through town too.

But it is not Kansas City, it is an abstract, made with a jillion random dots. If in this "city" the orange splotches were schools and the green splotches were parks, you would applaud the planning commssion for scattering them about town near the houses and apartments, black dots. Whatever the brown, grey, and umber dotes are, they look like they belong.

All in all, I think I have too much time on my hands, and not enough real stuff to do.

*A line from a poem that I will look up after I post this.

Your search for ""My mind to me a kingsom is"" returned no results.

Second try: Sir Edward Dyer http://eir.library.utoronto.ca/rpo/display/poem771.html

 

7 comments:

jckfrstross said...

Love the painting. paint more ok!

Essayons

Deb

mavarin said...

The art is fun and cool and neat-o, but the explanation even better!

If you need something to do, why don't you take a stab at curing cancer?  Or maybe you could take care of that world peace thing. ;)

Karen

fisherkristina said...

No, you don't have too much time on your hands.  Sometimes we just need to do something relaxing!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

ryanagi said...

When ever I hear or read "Kansas City" all I can think of is sweet little 9 year old Michael Jackson fronting the Jackson Five and singing "I'm going to Kansas City. Kansas City here I come..." I don't like to think about what has become of that little boy in the last 10 years or so. Ah the tangents of my mind...

memes121 said...

I love it! Here is the poem
http://www.concentric.net/~conure/kingdom.shtml

mtrib2 said...

Enjoyed your abstract.   Have you thought about doing a progressive series?   Have a good weekend.    mark
http://journals.aol.com/mtrib2/landscapeartwork
http://journals.aol.com/mtrib2/MarksDailyJournal

lifeseensideways said...

You earned the time on your hands. Whatever your part in WWII, thanks for it - From a Britsih woman who wasn't even born then, but who knows where gratitude is due and remembers those who fought for European freedom.

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