Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. —Groucho Marx
Tess Farnham, MFA teaches English 101 and Creative Writing as a non-tenured part-time adjunct instructor at the college level. Her poems have been scantily published in a few scholarly journals; her visual art has appeared in a couple of shows. . . and can be currently viewed in her American basement as well as Swedish trashcans all over the world. (But seriously you can actually view her visual art portfolio at MySlart.org as well. Poems published in Natural Bridge, Midwest Quarterly, Loosely Identified, and a few other places here and there.) Her finished manuscript of poems is still sitting in a quiet pile on the desk, waiting to be submitted somewhere for publication.
Her interests include but are not limited to: daydreaming, doodling, scribbling, babbling, bug-watching, flower-picking, and Bob Dylan.
At this time, she is trying to feed herself better by blogging about her art and creative process, an activity which gives her an outlet for dreaming and sharing but is also a somewhat shameless attempt at drawing some traffic to her newly established and humble little Etsy business on the side. http://www.etsy.com/shop/tessilu?ref=si_shop
Favorite mediums for art include paint, paper, glitter, feathers, gloss medium, pastel and lace. Works are inspired by various impressionist, fauve, and expressionist artists including Monet, Manet, Bearden, Van Gogh, Degas, Kandinsky, O’Keeffe, Matisse, Chagall. For collage, it’s Romare Bearden. Themes include music, dance, spirituality, transcendence; in particular: blues, folk, ballet, opera, angels, fairies, and the afterlife.
Favorite language works. . .in random fashion with no regard to logic or sanity: A Movable Feast by Hemingway; Ariel. . . Sylvia Plath; Slaughterhouse Five. .. Kurt Vonnegut, The Trouble with Poetry among others from Billy Collins, the Bluest Eye and Beloved by Toni Morrison. . .other favorite authors/poets include Alice Walker, Sharon Olds, Galway Kinnell, James Baldwin, Walt Whitman, Sherman Alexie, WB Yeats, Richard Wilbur, Sheri Holman. . .
At any rate, please try to humor her and write a polite comment or two. . . if you can.
And thanks so very much for stopping by!
You can find more of my work here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/tessilu?ref=si_shop