Thursday, August 17, 2017

"This Is Your Hometown" by Eric McHenry, Guest Contest Judge

This Is Your Hometown
Eric McHenry
"Return" Watercolor on Paper by, J. Artemus Gordon

Some who made
good choices chose
to stay here or
to come back for
the sake of those
who stayed.

Poet’s Notes: Moving back to my hometown after many years away was such a strange experience that for a while I could write about nothing but it.  “This Is Your Hometown” was first published (in a different form) in Flint Hills Review.

Artist Notes: When I was a kid, I always wanted to include every color of the rainbow in my art. Now that I've trained in actual illustration techniques I know that it is often best to use a limited color palette. However, I still sometimes try to include at least a hint of every color in my work. In this piece, I experimented with reverting to my old habits, while combining it with my newfound knowledge.

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