I wrote this poem in response to the title assigned by the Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project Volume 4.  






The text paper is Arches Text Wove paper on which I played around with inks and acrylic modeling paste. Then I added some colour with iridescent pastels. The text is written with a white pigment uni-ball Signo broad marker.

Folding the pasted pages weakened the joints of the paper so I have hinged them with the same momigami that I used for the cover. The end papers are Japanese screen printed paper called Katazome and I have used bits of it as collage for the images.



Outside Myself 5


Outside myself there is a bed and in that bed is me.

Outside my bed there is a room as cozy as can be.


Outside my room there is a tree with branches wild and free.

Upon one branch are six weird wrens all going hee! hee! hee!


Outside the tree there is a road that leads to here and there

To towns, fields, lakes and streams and just about everywhere.


Beside the road there is a house and in that house you hide

Please put your feet upon that road and come back to my side.



Elizabeth McKee © 2010

Book 33

Sketch Book Project