Sunday, May 1, 2016

Spring Gallery Invitation

As troubadours of nature, I cordially invite all 
to join me in planting digital artistic seeds
for a garden of poetry to grow
this springtime. 

As with all plantings, 
inspiration drives design. 
Let seeds of inspiration 
guide your thoughts 
as you capture 

Spring's Seeds Gallery Awaits Its Digital Blossoms! 

As in any garden, 
a mix of shapes, 
a splash of color, 
and variety
are needed.

What Else?
  • Be creative. Capture the splendors of springtime through an original photo or drawing. You can also choose a free image from,, or 
  • Write an accompanying poem or poetic expression.
  • Superimpose your words on the image using a photo editing tool, like PicMonkey or Canva.
  • Sign the digital composition with your name and location.
  • Post it in jpeg form (450 pixels is the best size) using the following hashtags on Twitter: #SpringsSeeds and @cvarsalona.
  • Also send your jpeg offering to @cvarsalona at gmail with the subject heading, Spring's Seeds. 

Other Creative Options You Can Submit: 
  • A short video with a poem using iMovie or Animoto
  • An audio reading of your poem
  • A collage of springtime
  • An original inspirational quote or one from a poet or philosopher about springtime
  • Original photo or artwork (any format) of springtime

Please make sure that all submissions have your name and locale at the bottom.

Deadline for Submission: May 31, 2016

Still Not Sure How to Begin ??? 
You can refer to last year's gallery, Spring Symphony, here to find mentor texts.  

WANTED: Student Voice for Spring's Seeds Gallery

Please encourage your class and/or students to engage in this 
creative writing/artistic project, develop strong voices, 
and showcase their artistic talents.

This invitation extends the experience of writing poetry beyond National Poetry Month because poetry is a year round endeavor of creative expression. The project is an open-ended one to integrate the arts, technology, and literacy. 

Enjoy the experience of planting seeds of inspiration to grow 
an artistic garden this springtime.

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