Posted in Cinquain, November 2019

Rainy Day Art

Leaves and oil slick
Original Oil Slick photo by LeonasDesigns 2019

Written

By wind and rain

Nature leaves messages

For those who take the time

To notice

Cinquain

Posted in November 2019, Syllabic Verse

A Seen Scene

Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
Original painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Starry Night

Delights the eye

Was it real

Or just seen

By Van Gogh’s

Artist mind

Syllabic Verse

I have always admired “The Starry Sky” painting by Van Gogh and the interesting history behind it.

Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to try to paint it as a gift for my grand-daughter, I jumped at the chance,however as a beginner in art, and a newby with acrylics, I was challenged indeed!

However, as Van Gogh said: “If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. So I gave it a try!

The result was of course no where near as beautiful as Van Gogh’s but I had fun trying and my grand-daughter loved it!

Click the link below to read the story behind Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting.

Van Gogh Starry Night – The Painting and The Story

Posted in Senryu, September 2019

Doodling Day

Hand drawing with doodling
Hand Doodle Art @LeonasDesigns 2019

Monotone message

Conquering the boredom

Doodling on my hand

Senryu

I joined an art challenge this month on #Instagram called #Sketchtember and today’s prompt was to sketch a hand so I decided to try sketching a 3D hand plus do some doodling on it while I was listening to a lecture on writing poetry for a poetry class I am in.

Thus, the result was this poem and art I am posting today 😊.

?–Have you ever tried #doodling or #sketching as a challenge, or as a way to overcome boredom?

(And…if you are on Instagram–follow me @LeonasDesigns or @LeonasLines )

Posted in January 2019, Syllabic Verse

Revelation

Original Image of an oil slick
“Rainbow Explosion” oil slick photo by Leona J. Atkinson 2018

What calls for your attention

In the dark and dreary night,

Or in morning’s light of day?

What is it that reaches forth

To capture your attention

On an ordinary day?

Grasp it, and record its birth

Within your mind, hands and heart.

Detail it in an artform

To share with all the world.

Syllabic Verse

“Art is born in attention. Its midwife is detail.”

~Julia Cameron, American artist, author and teacher

I Create Daily Art Challenge Day 2:

Prompt: What does attention reveal

Posted in Dectina Refrain, February 2018, Scripture

Works Of Art

Horse Sculptures by Dixie Jewett of Dayton ,OR

At

First glance

I may seem

Ordinary

Yet if you will stop

To take a closer look

You may be quite surprised

You’ll see I that am a unique

Creation of God’s workmanship even though

At first glance I may seem ordinary.

Dectina Refrain

Just as these beautiful metal horse sculptures pictured above are unique creations of art, created by Dixie Jewett of Dayton,OR thru her love of horses and her skill in welding, so are we all works of art, created and designed by God.

Each of us are unique. Masterpieces of our Creator who formed us in love, to reflect and shine His workmanship to the world around us.

Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

10-line Poem Challenge #19: Dectina Refrain

Decastich Challenge, 10LPC

Posted in January 2018, Word Lune

No Time for Art

Art Studio in my home

Ready and Waiting

Yet, the chair sits empty

The Art Studio

Word Lune

This year I took up learning to draw and started with a draw-a-day challenge on Instagram. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot and was getting better day by day(I thought) but I wanted a dedicated space to draw and paint where I could leave my supplies out and handy. ( I had been using my dining room table and shuffling supplies back and forth which was inconvenient. So, I was able to turn a spare bedroom into my Art Studio and I was so happy and excited! But since that time life happenings have somehow kept me away from having time to draw, hence the poem…. I do hope to get back at it soon though 😊