I paint, draw, write, talk,
Listen, don’t listen.
Just started a new technique
Drawing my inspiration from walls,
floors, ceilings, literally

I squinted, stared,
Looked away, stared again
Then I saw the image…
A dog, a sweet, friendly face,

A vision
compelling me to capture/transfer
Put it down on paper
Connect the cracks with the lines
Highlighting etc.

That ah-ha moment
Reinventing the image
From wall to sketchbook page

Now that you know,
seeing walls, floors, skies
May never be the same.



Janet Cormier is a painter, writes prose and poetry, and performs comedy. JC prefers different and original over pretty. She loves collecting stuff, but cleaning not so much. Janet also talks to strangers…a lot. Her column now appears weekly on Oddball Magazine.