Saturday, January 10, 2015

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Creativity


words
colors
memories

in the sketchbook of life
drawing from the past into the future

holding on
letting go
starting over

erasing mistakes
letting rain fall where it may

until a new watercolor emerges
sharpened by experience

new shapes and textures forming
freely, without constraint

as if time stops
in that moment of clarity
when all seems to fall into place

slowly
painfully
healing

creativity nurtures the soul
within the silence of discovery
who we are and how it's all connected

by lines drawn on a brand new page
across the universe
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I hope everyone is having a lovely start to the new year! One of my goals this year is to continue in the pursuit of creative endeavors. I'd like to improve my poetry and photography skills by taking courses. I've also started to sketch again. I bought a new set of watercolor pencils and I'm looking forward to draw whatever inspires me! I took a picture of the pencils with my new phone and applied a special effect to it. Digital art photography is another creative endeavor I'd like to pursue. I do believe that creativity nurtures the soul and keeps us connected. So here is to a creative new year! xx


26 comments:

  1. nice....watercolor was my medium of choice when i was bigger into art...i really like how the colors can play together....have fun with it L...i agree on the role of creativity in our lives as well...

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  2. I wish you the best in your creative nurturing ~ Draw and paint on that new page ~
    Have a lovely weekend ~

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  3. These are fine lyrics to hum as you step out into new terrain, trusting in transformation and spirit.

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  4. I like the idea of pursuing creativity, Loredana. It sounds as if you have some strong goals for 2015. Our lives really are sketchbooks, aren't they? Hopefully we each fill them up with things that we enjoy.

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  5. We need creativity and imagination indeed, have fun letting yours flow at your feed

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  6. This has a really nice lyrical feel to it

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  7. Great. Persuing creativity is so great. I took course in writing last year and I'm very happy for it. Love the refrain like short words you have in your poem.

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  8. I like what you did with the pencils very much. Very cool image. Yes, creativity is what nourishes us, when all is said and done........great focus for the new year to pursue all of your outlets. I love the poem. Beautifully done.

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  9. Loredana my soul sang when I read your words especially
    'creativity nurtures the soul
    within the silence of discovery
    who we are and how it's all connected'

    I look forward to seeing all your creative endeavors...this poem and your picture are both beautiful!

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  10. I like both the poem and the art, Loredana. The title made me think of the French cartoonists. Good luck with all you goals! May I ask what watercolor pencils you purchased?

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    1. Gabriella, thanks! The brand name of the pencils is "The Artist's Loft." Very cool variety of colors!

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    2. Thanks, Loredana. I will have a look.

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  11. Cara Loredana,inizi l'anno nuovo con tanti progetti a cui auguro successo. Belle le parole particolarmente adatte ad un momento dove l'attualità ci costringe a riflettere sulla comunicazione. Buon lavoro con le matite acquerellabili!!! Abbraccio affettuoso,Rita.

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  12. words of wisdom.

    creativity is what colors our world...don't ever stop in your pursuit to be more creative, to learn more, to expand your skills.

    here is to hoping you have the most creative year as of yet! :)

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  13. It sounds like an exciting year ahead, Loredana, and as always, I look forward to seeing your work here.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friend!

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  14. Creativity certainly nurtures the soul, whether we write, paint, compose, grow or of course pro-create. In all there are those moments of clarity, as you put it, when life itself has meaning.

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  15. Happy new year to you too...writing and colour and making images is a real saviour...I like how magical you make it feel

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  16. I love your idea of creativity, to stop controlling things and just 'letting rain fall where it may' ~ Best wishes!

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  17. Wish you the best, hope you achieve all these beautiful endeavors of yours! :) Happy new year to you too!

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  18. The sketchbook of life...you really did a great job capturing the essence of it here :)

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  19. This goes well with "Je suis Charlie"!

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  20. As one who has recently started sketching with both water colours and crayons, I really like this metaphor!

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  21. Great poem, the ideas flow like the sketches you mention.

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  22. we need to sharpen our colored pencils from time to time. hope your muse stay with you throughout the year

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  23. What an amazing poem! Our lives really are sketchbooks, each one unique and beautiful. Love that pic of the pencils, too. You did a great job there! Taking classes is a wonderful idea, can't wait to hear all about them :)

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