Saturday, August 31, 2013

August 31, 2013 Sunday Whirl #124


In the stillness of early morning
Drink my coffee from my inky mug
Yesterday is gone 
Now forgotten

Thoughts and ideas that spring forth
Are real for just a moment
Such possibilities...
Much is now lost

Today will be the same...
The possibilities of sparks
Will fly again
Like new shoots in the garden
New feathery babies in the nest

The scarlet work was finished at last
After close inspection
And careful consideration
It will NOT be added to the collection
Loaded as it is with beautiful
Small visual pieces
It does not work as a whole
There is nothing to be done
But to bury it deep

My skills are well oiled
From years of practice
I dip my magic brush
Into the wet hole
Of inspiration
As I begin
This new day
In stillness 
I sway

Begin again
Fresh start
New promise
Without doubt

Note:  I have been working on a piece for two weeks now, at least eight hours a day...
I am writing this to remind myself that not every piece I start will grow up to be a "successful citizen of the world of art."  And in each piece there were lessons I needed to learn and hopefully I will take these to the next piece.  As in life, there are lessons, and the universe does not care if you learn them, for they will come around again, you will get another chance.

Prompt: inky, wet, close, hole, sparks, feathery
shoots, scarlet, doubt, sway, oiled, lost


Brian Miller said...

its nice that new promise in each day like the new promise in each canvas...another work of art to complete...smiles.

ds said...

So true. Nice to have that stillness, that promise, and that reminder: not every piece is destined to be "a successful citizen of the world of art", but every piece is a teacher, if we let it. Thank you. Y

Anonymous said...

Simple truth well stated. All of life is a lesson, but I do believe the creative individual has a step up on the learning curve. More opportunity, lol.


WabiSabi said...

I dip my magic brush into the wet hole of inspiration........I love that! Isn't it wonderful to be so at home in your own skin that every piece doesn't have to grow up to be a successful citizen of the art world! Bravo!

daphnepurpus said...

Every piece is a teacher--really nice and I like the promise in each day.

humbird said...

this is very resonates with me...lessons - every day...'Then...
Begin again
Fresh start
New promise
Without doubt'
Thanks for sharing!

Joseph Philip Walters said...

Tomorrow is promise... spelled differently! ;) A wonderful journey of words, Annell!