Street Art

Image Credit- Pixabay- Ariadne-a-mazed

Inspired by VJ’s Weekly Challenge #102 – Pace, Sadje’s What do you see #36 &
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Mighty

these elusive creators of graffiti
they keep up the pace
of prolific production
spray cans their mighty brush

documenting their brand of cool
etching their colorful trademark
into the pores of concrete walls
creating bold statements

when necessary, shaming us
with vivid illustrations of society’s ills
one layered on top of the other
updated so we never forget

a visual social commentary
fresh, bright, popping
free for all to understand
benchers see you in all your color

#Whatdoyousee

Don’t Gogh

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Years of depression punctuated by obsessive creativity brought him closer to the inevitable. Alcohol became his chosen poison. Lacking the proper nutrition and suffering from frequent bouts of insomnia – it only propelled him deeper into the black abyss. The delusions which led to his self-mutilation only further supported the theory – he was mad, and he felt all alone. 

He had lost everything of value to him. There was an empty canvas on the easel, his colors, and tools. What would he paint?

Nothing. He was at his self-inflicted end. “The sadness will last forever,” were Vincent’s final words.

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #131

Reblog – Just A Blank White Page – A Poem By Walt Page on Vita Brevis

The meaning of being a poet – simply and beautifully expressed, Walt! ❤

Walt's Writings

I am so honored and pleased that my poem, Just A Blank White Page, was published this morning on Vita Brevis Poetry Magazine! Thanks to Brian Geiger, Editor of Vita Brevis, for finding my work worthy of inclusion.

Via Just a Blank White Page – A Poem by Walt Page

~The Tennessee Poet~

©Walt Page 2018 All Rights Reserved

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Reblog – dark again

It is dark now but the light will come back again. This piece so eloquently expresses we must proactively seek out hope. Reality will eventually catch up.

Breaking the silence

anxiety born to be hidden

just like everything else

except the mask

never the mask

for it serves as a shield

hope

followed with confusion

relapsing fear

breaking illusion

creation

limited distraction

but important factor

inevitable now

when I feel down.

making art

to let my pain out

determined to fight

to exit the dark

when I start to write

and in aftermath of all my crises

resilient hope still thrives

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I Did Art!

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The Brooklyn Art Library – Sketchbook Project

Not trying to knock my efforts here, but I don’t know if I would call it great art. One definition of art is that it is a form of creation, so expressed in that way, I DID ART! And I enjoyed it very much.

I was excited to be notified today that my sketchbook “I’m Fine” was received and within the next 6-8 weeks, it will be digitized for the whole world to see. When it’s live, I will post more information so you can see my creation for yourselves. Please be kind.

To give you a little bit of backstory on this, last year I ran across an ad about it and decided to participate. My thought was to showcase my writing in a non-traditional way. Seeing how I delight in being untraditional, this made perfect sense. Plus their mission statement below encouraged me to say “Hey, why not?” I loved the inclusivity of this project and it gave me an opportunity to try something different than I would normally do.

12 years ago when I started The Sketchbook Project, I wanted to create an informal outlet for anyone to create art, with a purpose. I believed and still believe in the notion that a creative community is stronger than its individual artists and that a project can be impactful in a way that is different than a traditional gallery.

With over 45,000 sketchbooks from 30,000 different global creative people, we have grown over the past 12 years to be the largest collection of sketchbooks in the world. We have reignited art careers, inspired first-time creatives and even helped a few marriage proposals.

We find ourselves at the intersection of the social and digital transition and analog ephemeral needs.

By allowing anyone to participate, we have grown to a massive worldwide community of not only professionals but amateurs, moms, dads, mailmen and more.

We do not believe in the statement ‘I’m not an artist.” Because it doesn’t matter. Share your story, draw your stick figures, just own it.

We can promise you a lifelong commitment to keeping your artifact safe while continuing to act as a time capsule for global creativity.

Thanks for being a part of our community.

STEVEN PETERMAN
FOUNDER / DIRECTOR

For more information about it or if you’d like to get involved with the next one coming up – Volume 16, click here.

 

Stepping Back

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Susi Bocks

nature baring itself in all its glory
being breathtaking, humbling, and scary
a longing to observe and capture from near or far away

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Terry Susi

seeing magnificent creations of art
by way of brilliant visions and talented digits
fully engaged, breath taken away or making you cry

discovering music created by soulful vibrations
beings reaching into their emotional depths
bringing us within substantive creations

watching feelings erupt from human anatomy
control and fluidity presented in perfection
telling us stories with their bodies

being in awe and stepping back

it’s all beauty and enriches us so
on nights when we’re nostalgic
days when we need to see a rainbow
moments when what’s needed is to feel and not speak

Expression

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Xaviel Lugo Arias

Inspired by FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION Challenge 5/31/19 – Art

art conveys
what the mouth cannot

visual feelings
are words come to life

the beauty in the image
convey a connection

every chance to look again
is a moment to go back to a memory

 

This piece was painted by my friend Xaviel. I adore his art! Enjoy all his work!

The Un-plan

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Creativity isn’t planned.

Sometimes we intend to create something but then it takes us in all these different directions usually ending up with a piece which is so much different than how it started out. I love when that happens.

It’s what needed to be expressed. This creation was waiting for the right moment to be exposed. Almost like a message that needed to resonate, usually for the artist but sometimes an expression of a lesson to be learned by someone else.

It’s wonderful how art works.