it just takes one line
followed by another
color then some more added
and a smile or two
give me a long neck
or a furry mane
four long legs or short
will have to do
teach me to draw
show me to paint
clay in my fingers
don’t want to wait
look at the sky
God’s daily design
something fluffy and blue
that catches our eye
When you think of art you might say “I can’t draw?” Why?
It’s more a block in between your mind and your hands then you realize.
Children create more easily because they haven’t acquired the “hang up” of success. They just “do.” You are never too old to learn how to draw, paint, sculpt and there is no grade at the end either. So try a creation done by you. You may find that you enjoyed it and want to try another.
All the years I “did” art I was afraid to try portraits. While my artist mother can still teach me I am trying to learn a little about portraiture and practice!
I hope you’ll try something you’ve never tried before.
I tried to draw a rose today
but noise and life got in the way
my pencil finally took control
what it drew I hardly know
“it’s good I guess” I tell the pad
I sniff the scent of rubber band
I tried to draw a rose today
crumpled paper, thrown away
inhale, no bottle can hold
Flowers can cheer a frown into a smile. Poets United knows this well and so the prompt this week is Flowers!!!
I imagine an elephant’s journey on paper
the sun sets on pre-safari day
sharing dirt road with a magnificent beast
look at his ears for a sign
it’s hard not to smile
as John retells the story
there’s an elephant chasing me
what do I do”?”
interested in food
dry land crunches beneath feet
no race today
Thanks to my friend John Pipes who so willingly shares his photography. He also tells a fine story – Im sure you’d agree.
This photo is at the entrance to Murchison Falls National Park
Art: “Elephants” Moondust Designs ©2016
Sands quickly dispense
dead trees reaching for the sun
sign of the times
Haiku can say so much – enjoy Haiku Horizons and this week’s prompt “Sign”
some just see ivory
great strides to let them be free
content to walk in line
joining the herd
sun rises over our resolve
protect the young
It is sad to think that man is the elephant’s primary predator. Because of a love for ivory trinkets and slow rates of reproduction, elephants are at risk for extinction.
Today at Poet’s United the prompt is citizenship.
What is our role as a citizen in these times?
visit the wildlife conservation blog for more info.
“Elephant Silhouette” (Pen drawing layered over photo)
copyright Moondust Designs 2016
You’ll love these a to zers too:
colors in a line
beauty tilts her head toward light
sun guides my hands
The prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is carpe diem. I have never spent much time with portraiture. The human form takes alot of study but I am getting to the point in life that there is no time like the future. This photo is of my drawing – I have a long way to go before ‘ll be ready to paint a face on canvas.
art for the eyes
The WordPress Daily Post Photography Challenge this week is Depth
Photography to enjoy:
Empire of Lights
This That and the Other Thing (Janet)
Jim Holroyd 365