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
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
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
Tawny leaves rain down pirouetting as they fall in an autumn dance Image is an original watercolor painting by LuAnne Holder.
In writing a poem I am the absence of the poem When I write words more words fill in the spaces between those written words This is one reason why I write to see where I am not any more so that new words, new combinations of sounds can reveal themselves to a metamorphosing me … More The Alchemy of Art
liquid words drizzle on a watercolor day drops of haiku rain Photos and watercolor from LuAnne Holder’s collection
Have courage, dear one, to start a riot, a sloppy mess of sweeping sketches. Sprawl courageous strokes that spill right off the paper. If the axis of a new creation does not spring forth from the chaos you’ll still have scattered scraps of play to later feast your eyes upon and say, “Well, look. … More Riot of Courageous Mess
“Whatever it was that I felt was the weak link in my previous project gave me inspiration for the next one.” ― Joni Mitchell 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 … More 3000 Paintings