Cubism

behold the artist’s fractured vision
a technique wholly proclaiming
a distorted perception
this gifted flair of expression
shows us their talent
and gives us a unique art form

we revel in being offered
this layered complexity in simple shapes
asserting visual depth and familiarity
mysteriously and abstractedly
leaving us to be intensely inspired
and exquisitely drawn in

Inspired by Reena’s Exploration challenge #146– Cubism

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

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.

 

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.