Often done with newspaper as a starting point, blackout poems have been made popular by artist Austin Kleon. It is a satisfying way to regroovenate this book. Still I couldn’t bring myself to deface the book so I added a plastic overlay.
Part of week 4 of the Artist’s Way suggests that you abstain from reading and other types of information gathering for one week. I have not been successful at total reading deprivation, but much, much reduced reading this week. When I am able to read again, I would like to also add some factual information about quilts and the underground railroad that is supported by research, and not just redact the text. It is kind of anti-reading though in keeping with this week’s assignment.