3000 Paintings

“Whatever it was that I felt was the weak link in my previous project gave me inspiration for the next one.”
― Joni Mitchell

3000 Paintings

Painting with a friend the other day, I opened a new box of watercolor crayons. I am by no means a painter but my friend is quite talented in that field. I tried to recreate an image I had dreamed and the angles did not turn out right. She told me to paint 3000 paintings and in that collection I would find one that works.  So this poem is inspired to honor my friend who encouraged me to be patient and see the art in my “mistakes”.


1 of 3000

The plethora of color could drown me
in my new box of caran d’ache.

There’s vermilion and olive and lilac and salmon
and a tangle of colors from mixing and morphing;
one could easily overindulge.

But to curtail immersion would stifle the muse.
So I fill up the page with watery swirls
then step back and blink to find the one spot
as the catalyst for my next painting.

3 thoughts on “3000 Paintings

  1. I really like that you can find the inspiration for your poems in daily or simple stuff. It doesn’t need to be anything big and still is a great job. ☺

    Liked by 1 person

Post a comment.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s