Arting for 365 Day 276: Celebration in the Night

Day 276, 1955 Field and Stream Magazine, ink and acrylic

Day 276, 1955 Field and Stream Magazine, ink and acrylic. Illustrator not credited in magazine.

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

Like Twelve Dancing Princesses who sneak out in the night

But now there were only five

Gowns dancing, swishing

Thick blades of grass

Under the moonlight

Voices sing

Until the wee hours of morn

Day 276 Original

Original pg 9 of May, 1955 Field and Stream magazine.

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Arting for 365 Day 265: Gone

18 x 24" Watercolor and pinholes on paper

18 x 24″ Watercolor and pinholes on paper

Goal: To create one piece of art each day for 365 consecutive days

The other night after my grandma passed away, my sister sent me the following piece of writing and asked if I could do something with it. I absolutely loved what she wrote and was easily inspired. Because her poetry invoked very concrete images, my interpretation is rather literal. I did, however, decide I wanted to abstract that imagery. I may add some more of the brighter blues down the road, but not just yet. I love this piece – probably for more than one reason.

By: Gail Richardson


Mostly, I remember her voice.

I don’t remember what she said.

I could guess, or try to conjure up what someone else might say they remember.

I just recall the sound.

I don’t know what I would do with

Grandma’s recorded voice –

Except that it wouldn’t be


Not “smooth” or “silky” –

Almost crackly-

But not a cackle.

A zillion sand-sized bubbles

Popping in succession

The flicking and clicking of cards shuffled

Only quicker

And soft

And pushed through a voice,

Or a laugh,

Or a sharp stinging comment.

Air and water


Through a faucet

Only coarser

And more


Words of hers,

(I can’t say which ones),

Jagging briskly over

Fine cracks in my imagination.

Silvery scribbles


Off the margins,

And I try to reel them back

Onto pages I can keep.

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