The very nature of art is highly subjective…
and as such, there are quite a few things that artists and art enthusiasts alike do not necessarily agree on. However, there is one thing that most creative minded people probably accept as a practical truth – creativity requires inspiration.
Some people are inspired by nature, others by the human condition, still more by the words or wisdom of others. In fact, while inspiration is not always something that is easy to come by, there is no doubt that the possible sources of inspiration are endless.
My inspiration for my poetry books and artistic photography come from any number of places.
What inspires you?
In my personal opinion, if my poetry, photography or other artistic pursuits actually turn out to be inspiration for other artists and their work, that’s one of the best feelings of all.
99 Inspirational Artistic Quotes
I was flipping through the channels this morning when I came across one of the non “Fast and Furious” films that stared the late Paul Walker. It was a 2006 movie entitled “Eight Below” and having remembered it vaguely, I decided to watch the last half an our or so.
Being a dog owner and nature lover, I can tell you that this movie really pulls at the heartstrings. Though sad in some ways, it is also quite inspirational. And in honor of this film and the amazing creature that is the dog, it seemed like the right time to post some beautiful and artistic pierces showcasing these truly amazing creatures. I hope you enjoy them.
When it comes to the genetics of art
I have often though that I got my photographic and visual artistic talents from my mother and my writing talent from my father. However, once in a while they each impress me with the skill set I often associate with the other. This poem, written by my mother during a road trip to visit my brother living three states away, is one such example.
While it is a raw version without any edits or separation of stanzas, I thought it was quite good, especially in terms of the vivid imagery. Check it out and enjoy.
Untitled – A Poem by Lisa Greiner
I was in a dream one morn’
As a passenger through someone’s life.
In the distance,
through the waves of green
rose puffs of white mist to the heavens
like smoke signals from Mother Nature to the divine
a blanket of soft grays moved overhead
that gave no more mention of warmth or light
and my face was bathed in nature’s shower.
What a journey someone else’s life can be.
The day will bring perhaps more gray
more dew to my thirsting skin.
A life bursting with the newness of spring
warmth and light
a dream to end.
Tomorrow I will journey again
but not in a dream.
October is here!
Sure, it is a bit sad that a little more that a week ago, Summer officially came to an end. At least in my part of the world that is. But in October, many parts of the United States begin to feature some of the most stunning natural sights. As the leaves change colors from their typical green, the landscapes of the countryside turn into an artists wonderland of oranges, reds, yellows, browns and all sorts of amazing colors. As a tribute to the season of Autumn, I hope you take a moment to enjoy the photos below.
There where several great submissions to our second week of the Creative Dreamers Photography Contest.
This past week, the theme of Nature and Wildlife inspired some wonderful shots from both amateurs and seasoned veterans of the art of photography.
Without further ado, I give you the winning entry for the week of June 17-23:
“Turtle” – submitted by Kevin Yacker of Yacker Photography
Congrats on the free publicity for the win and your own personal edition of the “Making Beautiful Photography” e-book of photography tips by Jason Greiner.
Keep those submissions coming for next week’s contest with the theme being People and portraits.
Whether we like it or not, life is an ever evolving experience. And as a series of changes, it often evokes certain emotions.
Perhaps that’s why so many of the successful works of poetry are poems about life .
Sure people love to read poetic works about nature and mystery and all sort of other things but often the most intriguing focus on the human condition.
Think about it, what are your favorite poems?