Pat Jones :: Becoming Art

And Digitalized More

And Digitalized Even More

The banner hung for five years through Missouri winters and five more in west coast storms. As it aged, I began to take more photographs and digitalize them with Photoshop and Paintshop.

Naturaleza Muerta
(Still Life)

Off her feed, as her mother would say,
she does not sketch, paint
even research
the flora she needs to begin.
She blames her distraction on Mergansers nesting,
ravens that gather to tock in the spruce;
on the morning demands of sweet peas
thriving but unable to grasp
in unseasonable wind --
the same summer wind that toughens skin
offers up reasons for tearfulness --
good as any she has not to study hibiscus,
paint loud flowers
in his new lover’s hair.


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