My first art show: an event with Alison Rose

by amy sharp


I was so lucky be able to collaborate with Alison Rose last weekend on my very first art show! I gave them words and they made beautiful prints. We also worked on some original pieces together. I learned so much in the weeks before the show about screenprinting and their awesome business. I'm really proud of the work and can't wait to work with Alison and Nicholas again!!!! The show will be up for a week or two more and you can check it out person at at 3039 Indianola Ave Columbus, OH 43202 or purchase prints and such online at the shop.


Scroll through some pics from the beautiful evening...


things I said when we were drinking

by amy sharp


I don't mind
that doesn't even hurt me
You can say anything to me
I'm sometimes fearful of Chihuahuas
I love you like fire
storms over the tops of trees
you should really do something about that
I'll figure it out
the way to know someone loves you
is if they let you pick
all the songs
even the ones that sound like noise
you can't tell me what to do
I'll always be this way
your fly is down
put me in a car
children grow faster in the springtime




 


turning

by amy sharp


at night I become a wolf
I rip out your heart
you never cry
there are sounds
though
cars speeding through puddles
sirens on the edge of town
people laughing in slick alleys
music escaping a bar
me howling






 

 


by amy sharp


the heart of a blue whale is as big as a small car
this is as mind boggling as other things in my life
my heart can fit in your fist
you could actually hold my heart
throw it like a pine cone
put it in your pocket
leave it on a park bench



 


This one is for you

by amy sharp


what's exhausting is walking around with it
the tiny slip of a thought
something that could be true
but you just can't bet on it
we're made of mystery and wonder
dice in pockets
rabbit feet
little wishes
but we're afraid
and we're sometimes stuck
I want you to say all the truth you know
even the ones you don't
I want you to practice in a mirror
pay attention to your mouth
make it move
in all directions
like a kiss
you'd put all over me




 


sempervirens

by amy sharp


I'm actually always on the verge of crying
wet eyes
red rimmed
war
at least my eyes look so green
when I cry
evergreen
always mean
I could make you look
like a forest
like a fairytale
in the rain


just tell everyone you are going to Target

by amy sharp


my favorite place to cry is behind the Kroger at the Graceland mall off High street
it's actually nearer to the fitness place
and almost always empty
I park my minivan facing the scrappy bit of woods
and turn the music up
so that I can't hear
my knock knock heart
the sound of mostly everything
wrong

I gravitate to pop music
sometimes R&B
it is possible to stop crying
when T. Swift comes on
sometimes I even smile
at the actual life I live
at the actual crossroads of now
because if you can't cry and laugh at the same time
you are probably not as fucked up as you need to be