Willowware Pattern Thurs 4/10 Chall - ceramics
Last week I went looking for ceramics to scrap. I have several - a pencil pot my DD made, a vase my father made when he was about 14, and a "tree" I sculpted in my collect plastic arts class. All cherished for various reasons, but not inspiring a page. This morning I looked at the links Monica included; when I saw the patterned china and the dragon teapot, this poem popped into my head. What's amazing is that I remembered the title. I pulled the page from Scholastic's Literary Cavalcade magazine in 1960 - our English teacher required that we subscribe and read it. When I found the page in my poetry notebook (and that took awhile!), the author's name seemed familiar, probably not because of a 54 year old memory. I googled her, and found several pages of references, but nothing indicating recent work. She has had poetry published in the intervening years, and been awarded a few prizes. I'm still amazed by what she created when she was 16 or 17.
The page itself was quite easy to assemble. I found several photos of willow ware patterns inn Google; the one I chose is actually a pattern, because the photos were not very clear. What took the most time was uncoloring the dragon paper so the dragon would show up when layered with the blue paper. Supplies - such as they are - are in EXIF.
Thanks for the stimulus, Monica. This was a challenge, and fun! Now I ought to tackle the Grecian Urn.