Kitty Pechet

Avid Surfer & Artist

I surf
I paint,
I draw a longtail (a Bermuda sea gull).
We ride air currents.

At some point, I give up control.

I break free of the graph paper source of calligraphy
Into the open space of board and brush,

I ride through foam, aware
Of teeming life and layers beneath

My brush, no outsider, strokes
Deep inside the beauty,
Folly and energy of this world.

I begin to paint and draw, often as play,
With intention but no plan.
Charcoal, paint, board take on
Their own life, start to breathe,

Demand nourishment, direct me.