Monday, March 14, 2011

Women, Art History and Poetry

This was the title of the event that was held at the Florence-Lauderdale Public library. Being the history lover that I am I was thrilled to learn how Irene created poetry from pictures (art) and from historical events about women.

I loved the one about Einsteins' daughter, maybe because it spoke to me on a scientific level too.

Irene handed out three notecards we were too look at a picture of art and write out first thought about it on one card. Then on the next we were to maybe what was happening or what memory it brought to mind and then on the third we were to think about the emotion it evoked.

Then she put all of them together and the whole class wrote a beautiful poem. Incredible! She made it seem so easy.

Now if I could only do that again???