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The Language of Black

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The weather has been fluctuating towards warmer. It felt incredible to wear sandals in Syracuse yesterday. We’re getting there!

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We are using india ink in the Studio in Art classes, hence all the black outfits. I love a good theme. For some students, this is their very first time using the medium. We are practicing first then creating hand drawings adding Persian pottery pattern designs to the compositions.

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I wrote a song called India Ink in honor of the lesson. I have been posting songs and poetry on YouTube and TikTok. So fun! <3

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INDIA INK

LA LA LA LA LA

LA LA LA LA LA

LA LA LA LA LA

LA LA LA

I BREATHED INTO THE ETHER

THE GIFT OF SANCTITIY

A SCRIBBLE LEFT ON PARCHMENT

TO DELIVER IN ANTIQUITY

PERSIAN POTTERY PATTERNS

REFLECT THE WAY I’M FEELING

ENGROSSED IN THE ACT

OF COMPLETING A TASK WITH

INDIA INK

INK INK INK INK

I’M ON THE BRINK

BRINK BRINK BRINK BRINK

A DESIRE TO

DRINK DRINK DRINK DRINK

A TOAST TO FALL IN LOVE

A ROOM FULL OF LAUGHTER

AND YET IT MUST BEHAVE

SCRIPTING SILENT ENDEAVOR

IN ORDER TO CREATE A WAVE

DITTO TO THE MASSES

I CAN’T CONTROL THE GUESSES

WHAT THEY SAY

IT ALWAYS BAFFLES ME

INDIA INK

INK INK INK INK

I’M GOING TO SINK

SINK SINK SINK SINK

WHAT DO YOU THINK

THINK THINK THINK THINK

ARE YOU READY TO BELIEVE

YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE?

A LETTER FASTENED TOGETHER

IN PERFECT HARMONY

A VARIATION ON THE NIB AND

WHAT’S LEFT IS A SUNNY

RINK RINK RINK RINK

FULL OF PINK

PINK PINK PINK PINK

DOLLAR BILLS

INDIA INK

INK INK INK INK

WHAT DO YOU THINK

THINK THINK THINK THINK

LA LA LA LA

THE TOPIC IS COHERENT

UNLESS WE SPEND A

MINUTE TO DIGEST

IT ALL AND FOLLOW LOVE

THE WORLD IS IN DANGER

OF FAILING TO DELIVER

THE EXPECTATIONS

THAT WE STOP TO

BLINK BLINK BLINK

AWAY THE ZINC ZINC ZINC

WHAT DO YOU THINK

THINK THINK THINK THINK

ABOUT INDIA INK

INDIA INK

INK INK INK INK

LALALALALA

INDIA INK

Interplanetary Action

My newest creative venture – poetry and songwriting.

So far only a couple of my poems have a tune. This is the first one. I feel like the best way to sing it is to do all the verses twice – I didn’t do that in my a capella version here because I didn’t actually know how long it was.

Let me know what you think. I would love it if you could subscribe to my You Tube channel. I will post more – because, you know, I am not embarrassing myself. At this stage in my life…I mean, come on.

INTERPLANETARY ACTION by Karen Tashkovski

INTERSTELLER

ABSOLUTELY

FASCINATING

PLANETARY

GO

SOLITARY

MANUFACTURED

EVERYTHING IS

ALABASTER

GO

INTERPLANETARY

ACTION

ASTEROIDS

HAVE OUR ATTENTION

GO

SHINING STAR

IT’S WHAT YOU ARE

MELTING FASTER

THAT’S A BLAST- JUST

GO

BLUE MOON RISING

ABSOLUTELY

CRAZY GOOD

IT’S SATISFYING

GO

MELODRAMA

OH, IT’S NASTY

EVERYONE IS

CELEBRATING

GO

INTERSTELLER

ABSOLUTELY

FASCINATING

PLANETARY

GO

SOARING – GLIDING

TERRIFYING

WE ARE ALL

MATERIALIZING

GO

SUDDENLY

WE’RE HEDONISTIC

JUMPING – DANCING

CONTEMPLATING

GO

HERE AND THERE

AND ABSOLUTELY

POPULATION

SPACE-SUITS READY

GO

FLYING – DRIVING

CAPTIVATING

SEXY-SEXY

AT THE READY

GO

 INTERPLANETARY

ACTION

EVERYONE HAS

SATISFACTION

GO

INTERSTELLER

ABSOLUTELY

FASCINATING

PLANETARY

GO