Lorelle Otis has been a painter, illustrator, and graphic designer for 45 years and has taught art and design for 32 of those years. These poems are from an ongoing project, A Few of the Ten Thousand Things. All works are watercolor with personally designed and hand-drawn type, composited in Photoshop.
Artist’s Statement: I discovered mindfulness meditation through painting when I was a teenager. Walking in nature, collecting treasures, drawing, painting, and writing help me to get away from technology and experience the world around me.