Can I attempt to entice you once again to come out for my Art Show this Saturday? From 4-6 pm at Southwinds Gallery here in Kernersville, you’ll see this painting and many more of my town. I’ll also be signing books, both Genevieve and the Kite and Letters to an Artist. I am walking around on a cloud these days feeling quite blessed by the goodness of it all.
The above drawing/painting is from our Ciener Botanical Gardens. There is a main area where I often sit and draw the various views, moving my chair around in that area. But just behind it, towards the “back” of the Gardens, is another area, a quieter less tended area. I like it for that reason. I often sit there drawing the flora and fauna with a view of Main Street Methodist Church in the distance. I absolutely LOVE it when the bells start ringing out a hymn tune! One couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting in which to draw!
And here’s one of the recent rhyming ditties I got down on paper–
What be this strange which takes over my mind?
Words that tumble in rhythm and rhyme?
Is it a virus lasting only a time?
Or an inner well I had only to find?
Do the watery words stay calm in the well?
Unnoticed, unheeded, no fanfare, or bell…
‘Til such a season when the waters swell,
Bubbling up, spilling out of my pen pell-mell.
Whatever it be, this strange is a friend.
Who comes ‘round to greet me time and again.
At first I am shocked, a presence I cannot fend.
Just this one bucket– then it will end!
But no, this strange, it lingers a while.
As word after word, we mark out the miles.
One day I’ll cry “Uncle!” from under the pile.
But for now I pull buckets wearing a smile.
**I hope your creative well is brimming over for you this week! And I also hope to see you Saturday! Can’t wait to tell you all about it!