I am taking part in ICAD - creating a small piece of art on an index card each day, though I'm doing it digitally.
Today is day 5 and the prompt today is verdigris which is the colour which copper turns as it weathers when subjected to the Elements.
I immediately thought about how life is like that and about the menopause and how we need to celebrate our verdigris patina as we age.
The poem emerged and then the artwork developed using the colours of verdigris and copper.
We are weathered
By external elements
And internal shifts
Our beauty patinas
By life's challenges
And endocrine movements
Honed through survival
We are renewed, revived