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Poem: "wings of paper, wings of lace"
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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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