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 Butterfly Cinquain, Scripture

Transformation

Painted rocks

What was

Once mundane,

Was found, and chosen by

Loving hands, to be a new creation.

Transformed

Completely

By the artist to become His.

A unique work of art

Glorifying

His love

Butterfly Cinquain

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

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 December 2015, Haiku

Dreams

“In my morning mind
Wandering thru space and time
Distant sunset red
Haiku–written by Leona J. Atkinson and Bruce L. Reed–12-05-15
at the Christmas in Carlton Festival–Carlton, OR.

Dreams--Oil Painting--Sunset--Haiku
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson and Bruce L. Reed ©2015

I had an opportunity to write a poem on a canvas that many people had been painting on all day at the “Christmas in Carlton” Festival. The painting was in the booth of Bruce L. Reed, Artist who was displaying his art at the Festival.  He had set up a blank canvas on an easel for people to take a try at painting while visiting his booth.  All were welcome to participate as he said “There are no mistakes in art”.  I declined to paint as I told him I was a writer, not a painter.  He suggested I write a Haiku to put on the painting.  He offered to collaborate and together we came up with the Haiku—his daughter suggested the title to be “Dreams”.  Such a fun day!  Thanks to Bruce L. Reed and Christmas in Carlton for this experience! 🙂