I am have been working on this series for well over a year now. Keep checking in for new ones. All images are (c) Nathalie Sheridan.
Originally I used actual papers, like free weekend journals from #Waitrose, or magazines to create scrapbook poems. However, during #digiwrimo someone shared things they had done with #Bazaart on iPad and I became hooked on creating digital scrapbook poems. My favourite app for iPad is still Bazaart but on Android I am using #PhotoLab Pro and #Snapseed.
I haven't written much poetry lately, but continued to explore mixed media art projects. And I began a new series on my Instagram account @storyfae called 'Truisms'. I wanted to explore these ubiquitous phrases--often used without much thought--and contemplate their meaning again.
Today I am not sharing my own work, but the work of my partner. He has worked in light-design for over 17 years, and on parental alienation day 2019, finally decided to create his own designs. The development took about a month, and as any good perfectionist, there are much more and more sophisticated things to be done if there would have been more time. The LED screen is 7x2 meters.
When we were on holiday, I was experimenting with writing in nature--or writing with nature. The ebb and flow of the ocean, having to relent to the power of the water, made me contemplate the ever changing nature of our environment but also our selves. I thought what if we just relent, let go, let go of pain, fear, guild, shame? Let the waves wash them away?