photo (C) Saradunn 2013
April 1 prompt: lily buoys – art by Gary Blankenship and Sigrid Saradunn
In mid-February I picked up a simple drawing program for the Kindle, which has led to oodles of sketches to accompany poetry at this and other sites. Near the beginning of march, I did three sketches of water lilies and one of dragonflies and the like. Member Sigrid Saradum (who we used in the Man in the Hat prompt) does a buoy for the Penobscot East Resource Center each year. The action benefits Maine fisheries and fish, especially lobster. She asked if she could use by art for a buoy. How could I say no? She has been working during March to construct our “water lilies” buoy – including the marsh/water background. Below are three pictures of the nearly finished buoy – 99%. What are your crafts/art/charities? What does the lilies and critters tell your tanka?
You can bid, $100 minimum. The auction is in August. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of information on bidding before then.
And another thanks to Sigrid for honoring my humble art.