After participating in Christine Valters Painter’s “Awakening The Creative Spirit” in Perth, Scotland in 2017, (written about here) I became enthralled by the idea of gifting another installation of Pop-up’s. I contacted Betsey Beckman, Christine’s co-facilitator, and together we connected the dots to make it happen long distance.
This time I illuminated my poetry excerpts with colourful graphics, like Japanese block cuts, and sent them in the mail to Betsey, who carried them with her over the ocean to Perth, Scotland for their June 2018 retreat.
Early one morning, the support team went out and installed my poems in various places on the property at The Bield, to be discovered by retreatants over the course of the day. The results were serendipitous, joyful, and created a stir overall. Here are some photographs of the pop-up-poem placement and discovery.
Thanks and love to Christine and Betsey for allowing me to offer my gift again.
2 thoughts on “A surprise in the woods”
Such a lovely idea. I would love to be that person walking through the woods and finding the small notes of poetry
It’s such a little thing, but often people are quite captivated. Thanks for your kind words, and I wish you could happen upon it too!