Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Day #357

Years ago I saw a high school art project in which the students drew on their jeans. As a compulsive doodler, the idea appealed to me, but, given that it seemed too time consuming to do well, I filed it away in the Someday File.

Well, one of the benefits of this project is that it's given me permission to indulge my whims, so Someday finally arrived. That said, I didn't have the time to lay out a design, so I just experimented with scrawling some of my favorite poems by Langston Hughes, ee cummings, Dorothy Parker, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson and Shel Silverstein.


And, no, it didn't occur to me until I tried them on that I wrote "i carry your heart in my heart" and "Put Something In" on my ass.

4 comments:

Fran said...

I love the concept, but I'm boggled at the idea of shorts in this weather!

You know, some day when you're hugely famous, those jeans are gonna go for Big Bucks!

Layne said...

I actually did this to a pair of jeans in jr. high, and my mom got really mad at me. Now, I just paint quotes on my bathroom walls.

maria said...

Seems a bit of a show off so that everyone can see what a great ass you have...

¿Is the ink solid enough so that you can wash the shorts? or are you going to have to file them for posterity? (no pun intended)

therese said...

How fun! I wrote on my shoes in high school but didn't think to do poems. I'm totally with Maria and Fran. Nice ass but BRRR!