Posted in Senryu

Wonderful!

Original mixed media collage created by my grand-daughter Victoria
Original mixed media collage created by my grand-daughter Victoria

Maybe choosing to

Step out of your comfort zone

Will bring happiness

Senryu

My grand-daughter is a very talented artist in acrylic painting and charcoal drawing, especially in doing portraits.

Yesterday when we got together to do our crafting project she surprised me by saying” I want to try something different”

And so she did! She stepped out of her comfort zone and created something “Wonderful” in mixed media paper collage. 😊

Posted in Senryu

Inspiring Imagination

Butterflies flying

Minutes flew by

Busy hands and minds collab

Creating art with grand-daughter

Senryu

Even though outside it was another cloudy, chilly, rainy day, inside my craft room it was sunny, warm and cheerful!

My grand-daughter came over this afternoon to participate in another art collaboration project with me and we had so much fun sharing ideas, chatting and creating. She inspired me, as I did her and we both ended up with projects we were really happy with!

Fun day!

Posted in Tanka

Day Brightener

Art collage by Leona J. Atkinson and Anna Murfin ©️2020
Art collage by Leona J. Atkinson and Anna Murfin ©️2020

In art or in life,

I want to be a day brightener,

Make people smile.

Even if I don’t succeed,

I do have fun trying.

Tanka

Today I enjoyed myself as I created this art piece which I titled “Happy Mail”.

It is an art collaboration project that I and another artist did as part of the USPS Art Project, which is a project many artists across the USA are doing to help fund the struggling US Postal Service.

I think it turned out quite cheerful looking and is something I actually try to live out daily in my life as I interact with people I meet.

Posted in Cinquain

Memories

“Laundry Day” paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2020
“Laundry Day” paper collage by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

At times

Memories surface

Arising from a sight,

Sound or smell, and “Remember when…”

We say

Cinquain

I just took an online class to create this “Laundry Day” collage and it sure did cause me to recall many memories of the times spent hanging clothes out on a clothesline when growing up in the 50’s in Illinois.

Posted in Nonet

Artist’s Coping Technique

USPS Art Project info

Covered in paper and paste

I walk through a forest of canvas

As I ponder my next step

Lost in the world of art

Deep in pools of paint

I use a brush

To blot out

The daily

News

Nonet

I and many other artists around the USA are getting involved in a creative movement to help support the US Post Office as well as exhibit our creativity through art collaboration.

If you are an artist who might be interested in this visit this link for more information:

http://www.cmasseyart.com/news/2020/4/24/the-usps-art-project

Posted in Tanka

Keeping Busy

Flowers created from recyclables

Limited resources,

Boredom, time to spare,

Creativity reigns.

New garden art on display,

Pretty way to recycle.

Tanka

Today I was working on creating some yard art from things I had on hand. I like to make useful items from things that normally get thrown away or recycled so I have been trying to find things to make with the plastic bottle caps from my water bottles and also aluminum cans. The photo posted is some of the flowers created today that when finished will go outside in my back yard.

Posted in Butterfly Cinquain

My Goal

Chipmunk gathering acorns in the Fall
Original art by Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Gathering

My mind

Always open

As I go about my day

To gather information for

Sharing

With others

Sifting out the negative it

Stores tidbits to encourage

Help and inspire

Your day

Butterfly Cinquain

It is my goal and hope that I can do this daily, and that is why I write poetry and create art.

Thank you for following my blog.

I hope my daily posts accomplish my goal and that in some way you are uplifted them.

 

Posted in Syllable Lune

Beyond a Glance

Original art drawings of 33 Dots progression
Original 33 Dots art-Leona J. Atkinson 2020

Looking with your heart

Through the eyes of God

Reveals hidden things

Syllable Lune

This week I chose to do a 33 Dot Art Drawing.

It was explained as an experience to discover hidden things in your art that at first glance your eyes might not see but that through prayer God might want to reveal to you.

It sounded intriguing so I decided to try it.

Instructions are: with paper and pencil shut your eyes and make 33 dots on the paper. Open eyes and connect the dots in one continuous line without lifting the pencil from the paper.

Pray and ask God to show you what He might want you to see or what He wants to reveal to you.

It might take some time to see and know exactly what that might be, because for me, at first glance, I only saw Disney animals in my dot drawing—Goofy, Pluto and Dumbo, but then after a few days of prayer and pondering I saw the Hammer, and then the Bible verse in Jeremiah 23:29 came to mind.

The end result was an amazing work of art that I feel God wanted me to create!

Jeremiah 23:29 33 Dot Art image by Leona J.Atkinson
Jeremiah 23:29 33 Dot Art image by Leona J.Atkinson 2020