Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"I am out with lanterns looking for myself"



Sometimes you have to scribble something down -fast - either before it leaves you or so that it will leave you alone.

I went to Emily Dickinson's house on Sunday. I do not claim to have more than an AP English high school knowledge of her poems - but I left with the complete works and a new found connection. 

This line "I am out with lanterns, looking for myself.." -  yes- yes I am. Trying to get a book done that I wrote and trying to make it right- and trying to communicate what's in my head feels like a search for myself. So a pause in the work to scribble today- so Emily can leave me alone for now... so I can finish. I hope to come back and do her some justice - want to paint some flame red hair...
This image has been in my head since Sunday- Emily out with her newfoundland, Carl,  at night.. searching... for what was missing for her...  her search was beautiful.

9 comments:

Diandra Mae said...

Gorgeous sentiments, Kelly! I can't wait to see the final. Carl is wonderful and it seems mysterious already!

Was this the idea you tweeted about yesterday? love it!

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful layout and character designs. Fun to see the process.

Kathleen said...

Love this, Kelly Jean! Sometimes you just have to go where your soul nudges you...

Blacker Pastures said...

This is lovely! Can't wait to see the finished work....

Casey G. said...

love it! there is a wonderful space even in this rough little sketch. Can't wait to see where it all goes.

Anthony VanArsdale said...

lovely post Kelly and very nice sketch - this will look great finished! hope you're doing well ;)

anthony

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

really nice work

Nina Crittenden said...

You will find a remarkable lady... Enjoy your journey!

Sorrentino said...

this would be awesome in color!