Lightning Luminaires

Tiny fleeting spotlights disappear as they arise not beaming to illuminate stars upon a stage but briefly shining light upon a myriad of ordinary moments lived in untamed fields on summer nights  Day Twenty-three prompt: Write a poem about an animal. I chose to write about fireflies or lightning bugs as we called them when I … More Lightning Luminaires

Watercolor Rain

Rains in spring turn puddles into rainbows even a single bead of rain landing on a budding tulip’s leaf reflects all the colors of our world Though I walk in springtime puddles sunlight seems to follow me as a shadow of kaleidoscopic hues  Day Twenty-two prompt: Write a poem that engages with another art form. … More Watercolor Rain

Baby Dreams

I used to watch my babies dream curious about their dream worlds dreams they couldn’t tell me about pre-language dreams As I grow old and forgetful will I revert to infant-dreams full of colors and feelings beyond a world of words? Graphic is an original painting of a dream catcher done in watercolors and Sharpie

Living Art

Is the purpose of creating art to create in ourselves the art of living?   The graphic above is a mandala I created for my daughter ‘s birthday called Lotus Full Circle

Colorful Personalities

Emma is the color of blood that seeps through an opened vein. Abby is vanilla like melting ice cream in a bowl. Nora is sepia like Grandma’s chestnut chifforobe. Olivia is yellow like forsythia in spring. Payton is coffee brown with cream and sugar added. I am periwinkle peppered with neon pink. We meet to paint … More Colorful Personalities

Summer Solstice

Summer says… “I give you barefoot walks on dewy morning grass. I give you pink hibiscus blooming large as dinner plates. I give you ripe cherries that stain your fingers crimson. I give you dancing shadows as wind blows full-leaved trees. I give you lingering daylight to warm your upturned face.”     Happy Summer … More Summer Solstice

Impermanence

In a studio each day with the corps de ballet Then a teacher for children struggling to read A single mom of a son with no experience with boys Those identities, impermanent  A technical writer penning Help for app users A designer for professors putting courses online A stay-at-home mom while their dad traveled for … More Impermanence