poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – drawings

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As I complete my manuscript of poems ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’, I am also working on the drawings to accompany the text. I have made a list of the visuals presented in the poems, so I have a specific idea of what drawings I need. Many are completed since I have a large portfolio of bird drawings, for example …




Others are still to be done. This morning I completed a rather delicate drawing of the two kinds of roses growing beside the Darlings Island Covered Bridge and captured in my poem ‘tangle’.


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I love to draw. For me, it is like watching a movie as I see my hand lay pencil marks on paper. It is not a calm activity. Perhaps because my hand and arm are moving, I get quite agitated when I draw and I imagine my blood pressure rising as the work progresses.


In order to have a body of work to choose from for the final manuscript, I aim to have more than forty drawings. I have completed nineteen. Lots to do !


Copyright  Jane Tims 2016

Written by jane tims

February 1, 2016 at 7:23 am

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  1. Good reading this ppost

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    September 30, 2021 at 9:23 am

  2. I admire your ability to add such a layer of complexity to your writing with interpretive drawings. So much talent. Indeed, much work ahead and agitation but in the year of the red fire monkey – go for it!

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    February 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

    • Thanks Fran. Lots to do, but I take it one step at a time. While I have been busy with this, you have published four books! Jane


      jane tims

      February 1, 2016 at 2:24 pm

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