The Five Minute Friday word this week is speak. Lately I have not written many blog posts, but that doesn’t mean I have been idle. With all that is going on in the world and in my life, I’m not always sure when to speak and when to keep silent.
One important way is to write poetry. I love creating haiku, but I also do free verse and rhyming. Art journaling is another way to help me process. Both provide a creative outlet for expressing thoughts and feelings. Today I want to let some of my art and poetry speak to you. I hope as you look and read that you will be refreshed and inspired.
Speak With Art
The first two photos are art journal pages inspired by prompts from an Instagram party #auggluebookparty17. First prompt was a group of colors – silver or gray, blue and white. I made collages using words and photos from magazines and art supplies.
This second piece came from a prompt asking the question What do you want more of before the summer ends? I extended it to a variety of things I would like more of in my life. Maybe you can identify with some of them, too.
Speak With Poetry
With the events in Charlottesville and others I sometimes don’t know what to say. That’s when I go to poetry. To write this one I used the online magnetic poetry kit. In another post using the online kit I write about family love.
This is another collage which uses various materials that were available to me.
As the art is observed and the poetry read, we each come away with our own impressions. By sharing I hope to encourage and inspire you to find your own ways to be creative. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. 🙂
Love Must Always Be Our Song
When the world is dark
Cold winds wither my soul
Peace wanders off in the night
Watch and listen
Come as you are
With a quiet spirit
Breathe life and harmony
Into this wild season
Love must always be our song
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