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 Senryu

Seed Sowers

Mixed media art, birds, trees, hearts
“Spread Seeds of Love” mixed media Artwork by @LeonasDesigns in collaboration with @Monarte19 for #USPSArtProject

Let’s spread seeds of love

Fill the universe with love

Wherever we wander

Senryu

Posted in Syllabic Verse

Everyday Life

Mixed Media art, flowers, by Leona J. Atkinson

While the world is falling apart

My neighbors and I are building

Relationships, gardens, and ideas

In our little corner of the world

We are making the most of each day

That we have to build friendships and

Create beauty while we can

No not burying our heads in the sand

But focusing on the positive

And ignoring negativity

We live sensibly in unity

Praying, trusting in theLord and doing good

Syllabic Verse

Posted in Etheree

Joy and Wonder

Original oil slick photo enhanced by Leona J Atkinson 2020
“Raining Color” an Original oil slick photo enhanced by Leona J Atkinson 2020

I grew up in a black and white world

But then I found color, beautiful

Color of all kinds, hues, and shades,

And my world has never been

The same since, for

Now I see light prisms

Everywhere,

And find joy

And wonder

Daily.

Etheree

Posted in Double Cinquain

Finding Joy in the Journey

Art Journal page “Joy” by Leona J.Atkinson 2020

Searching,

Finding the joy,

Unexpected delight, and

The wonder, in everything

I smile

And give

Thanks, treasuring

The memories that bring

Joy and hope when a dark day comes

In sight

Double Cinquain

Find joy in the journey” —Anonymous