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100-day project: A poem, one word a day completed!

I posted earlier about my 100-day project, which was taking a poem by Amy Hempel and lettering it in a different font each day. These were all hand-drawn using pencil and ink, and were made each day one word at a time. I really enjoyed this project a lot and hope to do more in the future!

Here’s A Poem: One Word at a Time, in animated gif form:


Here’s the entire poem:

Sing to It, by Amy Hempel

At the end, he said, No Metaphors! Nothing is like anything else. Except he said to me before he said that, Make your hands a hammock for me. So there was one. He said, Not even the rain—he quoted the poet—not even the rain has such small hands. So there was another. At the end, I wanted to comfort him. But what I said was, Sing to it. The Arabian proverb: When danger approaches, sing to it.Except I said to him before I said that, No metaphors! No one is like anyone else. And he said, Please. So—at the end, I made my hands a hammock for him. My arms the trees.

And here are some photos of individual words/pages during the project that were posted on Instagram so you can see the progress (click to enlarge):

And here are the final finished pages, scanned in:


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