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Poem: "wings of paper, wings of lace"
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eseme From: eseme Date: March 3rd, 2011 04:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I do like seeing the change in the relationship as well. I think this is an important point in that arc.

I do thin that reading all of the Origami Mage poems in chronological order, whenever you finish the series, will be even better. It will make watching the relationship evolve (for instance, do we have the "how they met" poem?) much easier.

I could see these poems illustrated with either photos or sketches of origami and kirigami. And possibly a cover image or featured illustration of the Origami Mage discovering her talent.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 3rd, 2011 05:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

>>I do like seeing the change in the relationship as well. I think this is an important point in that arc. <<

Yay!

>>I do think that reading all of the Origami Mage poems in chronological order, whenever you finish the series, will be even better.<<

Yyyyeah ... that's more of a challenge. First, I often get inspiration out of sequence. Second, I'm getting some of my inspiration from other folks in these serial poems. Third, while I speak of "plot arcs" or "storylines" this series actually follows a spiral path, a traditional approach in Eastern literature (not the only one, but very popular). That's why certain motifs repeat. So I am really guessing with that order on the "Serial Poetry" page. When I get ready to assemble the manuscript in book form, I'll probably print them all out and shuffle them around to try different arrangements.

>>It will make watching the relationship evolve (for instance, do we have the "how they met" poem?) much easier.<<

Not yet. I suspect that they met at school.

>>I could see these poems illustrated with either photos or sketches of origami and kirigami. And possibly a cover image or featured illustration of the Origami Mage discovering her talent.<<

Ah, now there is an idea! I hadn't thought of photo-illustration. Conveniently, the publisher interested in this series, angela_n_hunt, happens to be a photographer. So is my_partner_doug and he's even an origami folder. We could certainly experiment with this.

I've been thinking it would be interesting to do a sort of bipolar cover, either half-and-half or front-and-back, perhaps with the two women, or with one origami fold and one kirigami fold. (Unlike some people, I'm not afraid to put an Asian model on a book cover.) We need something that will really pop, and there is just so much rich imagery here to play around with.
eseme From: eseme Date: March 4th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

Yes, lots of great imagery! Origami and kirigami both are simple looking, but complex to do, and would be interesting to use as illustrations.

You know, I bet you could even use a program to take a photo of an origami piece and turn it into a sketch, or something that closely resembled the form illustrations in an origami book.

I can tell that you are still discovering the story here, and that it is not done. I enjoy finding new parts of it in the Fishbowls.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 4th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

>>You know, I bet you could even use a program to take a photo of an origami piece and turn it into a sketch, or something that closely resembled the form illustrations in an origami book.<<

That's a good possibility, too.

>>I can tell that you are still discovering the story here, and that it is not done. I enjoy finding new parts of it in the Fishbowls.<<

Yeah, I have what is probably the first poem, a lot in the middle, and a couple right near the end. But there's still some of the early part, pieces in the middle, and the end that need to be written.
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