I am fortunate to have two visual artists in my life who lose themselves in their art and help others see where the expected ends and the imagination begins. One is my daughter, an art and technology major, and the other, is a former coworker and cherished friend. Both inspire me, every week if not every day, by their devotion to creation and their expressive ways.
“Creating art is a translation of experiences and a way of communicating, in ways that spoken language isn’t able to. It’s a way of exploring feeling through color and a way of bringing in other realms and realities into our own.” – Sammi Lee
A Poem for visual creators~
She dances through my dreams
barely touching the invisible ground
before moving on to the next scene.
She weaves color with stardust as she floats –
transforming the gray images into technicolor
and the silent movie with heavenly notes.
The brush, her scepter, she wields with purpose and poise,
as her mind transcends, turning the chatter
and chaos in and around her into calming white noise.
The blank canvas charmed by her regal hand;
it waits ready as she captures captivating subjects
and recreates their otherworldly lands.
To the present and corporeal,
these scenes she brings forth,
giving others a chance to see
what can exist beyond static thoughts –
beyond our limits of perceived reality.
In a form with countless variations,
lives a universe scattered with
fragmented and far-reaching lines,
faint and oppressive shadows,
bold and dim hues,
sharp angles and soft curves,
and an abundant palette of colors,
that can be brushed together
into endless combinations –
that we simply define as art.
These free-spirited artists who ornament
my world and my walls,
have their individual reasons for doing so.
One is painting toward an extraordinary vocation,
guided by inspiration and higher education,
and One is painting a colorful path back to herself,
after dedicating her life to selfless service.
Different styles, pieces, and mediums they explore,
but, both create to release their expressive souls.
Thank you for stopping by and reading my poem written with two free-spirited artists in mind. My poem is dedicated to all creators who quiet the noise and let their brilliance soar. I hope your week has been full of color and imagination. ❤️ Have an inspired weekend! Michele
Image 1: Sammi Lee painting Mechammonite (acrylic on canvas) Image 2: Sammi Lee, Seshat (acrylic on canvas) Image 3: Sammi Lee, Paro Drip (digital) Image 4, 5, 6: Diette, (acrylic pour) Image 7: Diette @ DBG Image 8: Sammi Lee, Orchid Queen
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