Art Forms: Writing, Photography, Drawing & Painting; includes Poetry for American National Poetry Month

April is American National Poetry Month

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Read the words on this Poster and check out other posters from years gone by | Source

American National Poetry Month

In Britain we have a poetry day in October but the poetry of jhamann (Jamie) http://jhamann.hubpages.com has inspired me to write something for America’s National Poetry Month which is April. In fact, as I write, we’re over half way through April already so I’m a bit late.


Other Poets on Hubpages

Jamie is one of the great poets on hubpages, writing on so many subjects and entertaining us each time.

Other poets are

John Hansen (Jodah) - http://jodah.hubpages.com

Audrey Howitt - http://audreyhowitt.hubpages.com

Romeos Quill - http://romeosquill.hubpages.com

Old Albion - http://oldalbion.hubpages.com

whonunuwho - http://whonunuwho.hubpages.com

and Manatita - http://manatita44.hubpages.com,

to name but a few. If you don’t know them already, drop in to visit them and you won’t be disappointed.


Subjects of Poetry

Golden Trumpet Daffodil
Golden Trumpet Daffodil | Source
Victims of War
Victims of War

The Pros of Poetry

Poetry enhances words in such a way as to highlight emotions, in that it has rhythm and flow. The sounds of rhyme can focus our attention on key words and grab our thoughts, our hearts, even our souls.

Poetry can rhyme or it can be free style; it can be in traditional form or not. Its beauty is its discipline of making words fit a particular form, even in free-form. If you want to stick to something really traditional, then take a look at Jodah’s (see link above) sonnets - brilliant!

We can talk of ‘hosts of golden daffodils’ (Wordsworth), we can highlight the horrors of war (Sassoon) or we can be contemporary, in our own varied styles.

I’ve chosen a subject close to my heart for my contributions to poetry month; Art. The term ‘Art’ is an umbrella covering all kinds of creativity. I tend to focus on the arts of writing, drawing or painting and also photography.


Passion, Therapy, Enthusiasm

Writing is my passion; there are few hours that go by without my muse sneaking gently into my brain or smashing through like a brick.

Drawing and painting are my therapeutic activities; I am lost in the movement of pen, pencil, pastel or brush. I don’t care if it takes seconds, minutes or hours. My favourites are pencil and pastel. I like to take a sketch book with me on holiday.

Photography is an enthusiasm I’ve inherited from my father. He is with me every time I pick up my camera and he constructs the photos with me. I never mastered the art of developing my own film but with digital technology these days it’s much easier to come up with a great photo.


My Contributions to Poetry Month

The following poems are an attempt to portray certain aspects of all three. I’m hoping the first will produce some comments regarding fine art versus writing; we’ll see.


Image or Words

Lots of stories in this picture; Birmingham in 1949
Lots of stories in this picture; Birmingham in 1949 | Source
the Darkest Wood
the Darkest Wood | Source

Pictures & Words

They say that every picture tells a story,

a picture paints a thousand words.

True, but take a thousand words,

paint thoughts of your own, draw a thousand emotions.


A picture, yes, has its own tale of life,

stunning, beautiful, happy, sad.

Choose your words to mold that ‘sad’,

sculpt your character, weave your solutions.


A thousand words to carve an awesome image,

framed in gold or deepest, darkest wood,

will take you through your darkest wood

but it is yours alone, uniquely holding thousands of emotions.


Galleries of Art

Le Musée d'Orsay, Paris, houses the most wonderful collections of Art, including that of the Impressionists.  The building is the old railway station, La Gare d'Orsay.
Le Musée d'Orsay, Paris, houses the most wonderful collections of Art, including that of the Impressionists. The building is the old railway station, La Gare d'Orsay. | Source
A sketch of Henry Moore's 'Recumbent Figure'
A sketch of Henry Moore's 'Recumbent Figure' | Source

Art

Art,

smart,

starts to talk.

Darts,

carts

ideas from brush to brain.


Art,

smart,

starts to prize

apart

your life to show the pain.


Art,

tart,

starts to bend

to give you roads to start again.


In the Click of an Eye

Will the Water Encroach Further?
Will the Water Encroach Further? | Source
My sister and I c.1953
My sister and I c.1953 | Source

Photography

Click, flash, a moment of the universe.

Clip, merge, create your image fine.

Pause, wait, pounce upon your subject.

Quick, press, make sure you catch the line.


Composition, intuition, perfect balance, depth and form,

colours blend, superb reflection, eyes are sparkling, scratch the norm.


Click, flash, perspective, grace or fall.

Clip, merge, but never let it pass.

Pause that cherished moment ne’er repeated,

Quick, suspend in time’s astute eyeglass.


Superstition, imagination, loving look, a bird above ,

it’s all there behind your lense, for you to watch for, take and love.


Colours & Media

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Lion in PastelSketch of house in FranceWatercolour
Lion in Pastel
Lion in Pastel | Source
Sketch of house in France
Sketch of house in France | Source
Watercolour
Watercolour | Source

Palette of Colours

Fine Art is such a personal subject. We all have our favourite style, our favourite artist, be it traditional or modern. My personal love is for the Impressionists, especially Monet. I also love Cezanne and I’m intrigued by the simplicity of Lowry and the intricacies of Escher. If you don't know much about the last two, pop the names into your search engine.

My own attempts at art are purely to stretch myself. I like to see what I can do, be it landscape, tree or face. It's fun to record the faces of my children and grandchildren though I don't do that often enough; difficult to keep an infant or toddler still for long but a quick sketch is possible. In fact, the odd thing is that if one has to make a quick sketch sometimes the end product is better, more accurate. Maybe the concentration is focused that much more when time is the driver; nor can we look too closely at detail.

Watercolours provide wonderfully delicate colours. Pastels provide depth and warmth, fuzzy at the edges for mood or softness. Pen and ink produce startling silhouettes and hard detail. Oils and acrylics can give a gamut of rich, subtle hues or stark colours which almost hurt the eye.


Beauty Inside

Inside a purple ragged-edged tulip
Inside a purple ragged-edged tulip | Source

Behind the Lens

A good photographer needs many skills. She needs to have an eye for composition, for an interesting subject and for perspective. He needs to see the beauty in anything seemingly dull, or the dark side of something outwardly beautiful.

If there is time, he may be able to take a few shots of his subject; however, much of the time she has only a split second to seize the image and make it her own.

Then there is the editing. Cropping is something I do often, just to make sure the image is central and that I can trim down the surrounding frame. There are many who spend much time on developing, air-brushing, enhancing or changing the photo in some way. This can add mood, colour or aging to a photo and produce a wonderful effect. I try to keep as true to my original image as possible.


Back to Words

Despite all that, I admit I’m drawn to words most of all. They fascinate me, own me, challenge me to weave them into different shapes to create an image in someone else’s imagination. They are exciting and endlessly manipulative. What I’m trying to say is that if I had to choose one of my ‘arts’, it would be writing. That’s why I’m here!


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annart 17 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, whonu, for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

Ann


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annart 17 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Jo, how lovely to see you! What a lovely comment!

I meant that sometimes the fact that I have to do something within a time scale makes me concentrate all the better on the words and the emotions. It doesn't always work though!

I'm so glad you liked this. I do appreciate feedback; it helps me to see what people like to read and what works best. You are always so positive and supportive. Thank you for that.

Hugs to you ((((Jo))))

Ann


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whonunuwho 17 months ago from United States

Nicely done my friend and well received. whonu


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Jo_Goldsmith11 17 months ago

Hello Ann!

Well, I am a few months late getting here. :(

It was so worth reading! I learned so much about the art of poetry and crafting photos and other creative work in. Mix it all up, and if your lucky? Gold! This was really a Gold article and I enjoyed very much to read.

Curious? When you said, "Maybe the concentration is focused that much more when time is the driver" . I thought about how all those times when we seem to be in such a "rush", that the "details" of the magic we write seems to get lost sometimes.

Of course, the magic you have written here, is surely not lost! :-))

Thank you for writing this. Saved, Shared and Up she goes! :-))

Blessings & hugs!


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annart 18 months ago from SW England Author

Akriti Mattu: thank you for reading and commenting.

Ann


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Akriti Mattu 18 months ago from Shimla, India

Loved your way of writing :)


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annart 18 months ago from SW England Author

aesta1: Thank you. I look forward to reading your poetry! If I've at least inspired one person to take up the pen again, then I'm happy.

Ann


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aesta1 18 months ago from Ontario, Canada

Such talent. I have not written poetry since high school but maybe, it is time to pick it up once again.


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annart 18 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you very much, Catherine. It's so kind of you to go to the trouble. Much appreciated.

Ann


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CatherineGiordano 18 months ago from Orlando Florida

annart: I know you will enjoy the August poetry postcard festival. I hope this link provides you with the information you need. It begins on July 4, 2015 this year. http://paulenelson.com/august-poetry-postcard-fest...


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Catherine: Thanks for checking that out and letting me know. Much appreciated.

Ann


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Chris. I struck lucky on that painting; guess it was the love for my daughter that made it special because it's way the best I've ever done!

I believe the Arts are important in so many ways, not least for our heritage.

Ann


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CatherineGiordano 19 months ago from Orlando Florida

annart: I checked and I got it wrong about the poetry postcard project. It is in August, so you can sign u for this year. It's called the August Poetry Project. Here are the details. http://newsprintpoetry.blogspot.com/2012/09/postca...


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cam8510 19 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

I love the painting of the girl on the beach. I remember it as the prompt for your challenge. You have so many talents and you have exhibited them all here very well.


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Catherine, for your kind comment. I really enjoyed writing this hub.

That sounds like a good idea. Never heard of it but what a wonderful thing to take part in.

Ann


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CatherineGiordano 19 months ago from Orlando Florida

REally nice job annart. You demonstrated different styles of poetry and got us to think about art in its many forms. Have you ever done Poem-A-Day Postcard Project. Google it for next year. You are put in a group with 30 people. You write a poem everyday on a postcard and mail it to one person on the list, the person selected for that day. At the end of the month, you have 30 postcards with poems from all over the world.


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: Thank you and lovely to see you today!

Ann


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Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Wonderful post. Actually my two favorite things to do are writing and creating poetry.


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, melissa; that's lovely!

Ann


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melissae1963 19 months ago from Tennessee, United States

Breeze fluttering by

Constant reminder of art

Whispering outside


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Nadine: Thank you for such a lovely comment. Glad you liked this. I think if you can write (which you can) then you can write poetry; it's just getting into a slightly different rhythm and it doesn't have to rhyme! Thanks for stopping by.

Ann

Molly: Thank you for your kind comment. I appreciate you taking the time to read my hub.

Ann


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Molly Layton 19 months ago from Alberta

This is so beautiful. Thank you.


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Nadine May 19 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Wonderful hub. Lots of photos, breaks and poetry in between. I so do admire the skill of poetry. Its Not in me!


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, R.Q. We're lucky to have quite a few friends there now so we're going to enjoy visiting.

Ann


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Romeos Quill 19 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

I hope you enjoy a fabulous time Ann you lucky thing!

Bon voyage;

R.Q.


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

tillsontitan: Thank you, Mary, for your amazing comments and votes. You're very kind. I love the word 'soars'!

I'm getting confused with you two 'Mary's at the moment! Will have to address you as Mary and the other mary615 with a small 'm' as her profile name suggests. I thought I was seeing double just now!

I'm so glad you liked this hub. Always lovely to see you here. Have a great week.

Ann


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tillsontitan 19 months ago from New York

This hub soars Ann. You've touched on the arts brilliantly, not to mention your little homage to such great HP poets!

Where would we be without the arts your mentioned and showcased so well? Your talents in each of the arts show what a creative and special person you are.

Voted up, awesome, beautiful, and interesting.


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, Mary, for your great comments. You're a versatile artist too, obviously. My mother was a talented pianist but sadly I didn't inherit that ability - loved listening to it but not playing! You're a talented lady.

The art of gardening is so lovely for everyone to see; it takes a great talent to arrange plants and colours in such a way to seem random but look beautiful. I'm sure yours look lovely.

Thanks for reading and for the votes, mary.

Ann


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

R.Q: Thanks for your lovely comments and for the thumbs up!

I do remember that song and I love Lowry - just realised my spelling was awry so thanks for that. Glad you like the lioness.

I'm surprised you're not that keen on poetry, you write it so well!

My week is going to be busy; off to France tomorrow for 3 weeks. Portugal at the end of May. Lovely!

You have a great week too. Great to see you today.

Ann


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mary615 19 months ago from Florida

I have always been a very creative person! I think my favorite form of art is working in oil. I've done some beautiful pieces, but gave them to family and friends. I create beautiful music on the piano, too.

Gardening is a favorite form of art for me, too. I have to get my plants to grow just right, and the colors have to be to my satisfaction.

I enjoy writing poetry, too.

Your art is outstanding (so is the Hub)!

Voted UP, etc. and shared.


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Romeos Quill 19 months ago from Lincolnshire, England

An enjoyable Hub to read dear Ann and I liked your pastel drawing of the reclining lioness.

Laurence Lowry's simplicity in painting the working class areas of Manchester certainly brings forth memories of that place;

" He painted Salford's smokey tops,

On cardboard boxes from the shops;

And parts of Ancoats where I used to play....." Remember that song?

You seem to be pretty adept at whatever you turn your hand to but you seem to be most comfortable with writing as you've relayed in the last paragraph.

I'll let you in on a secret - I'm not that keen on poetry but seem to have a knack for scribing it for others but thank you for the mention on your hallowed page Ann.

Have a smashing day and hope that this week treats you well.

A chunky thumbs up and pinning for friends.

R.Q.


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Deergha: Thank you for such kind words and your votes. I'm glad you liked this. It's interested to read others' preferences in the arts.

Ann


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dghbrh 19 months ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

A very serious take on the types of expression through different art forms and with a wholesome effect the hub is done. Dear Ann, you are really outshining yourself in this one. The way you have described it with your personal touch, its really awesome. Your qualitative preference for the words are very much obvious through this hub itself. The photographs are very well chosen to go with the topic actually. I pretty much share your liking as mentioned above. Thank you Ann for this wonderful share. Voted up and shared.

Many warm smiles your way

Deergha


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks so much, Frank. Glad you liked it.

Ann


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Frank Atanacio 19 months ago from Shelton

you did Poetry month some justice with your poetry and your introduction.. voted up and awesome :)


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Flourish. I'm pleased you noticed the combination! I had fun with this as it's everything I enjoy. Thanks for taking the time to pop in and read.

Ann


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annart 19 months ago from SW England Author

Alicia: Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

Ann


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FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

I like how you combined various modes of expression. Like you, I think I am drawn most to words.


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AliciaC 20 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is a very interesting and enjoyable hub, Ann. Thank you for sharing your creativity.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

It's ok, I knew what you meant! I do that all the time; my fingers don't follow my brain, or go too quickly for it, I'm not sure which!


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Hello, Theresa! So good to see you today and thank you for your lovely words. I really enjoyed writing this one. I'm lucky that I've been given a few talents to use so I try to use them for the best.

Savannah is doing fine thank you. I saw my daughter and her three girls today and all are as wonderful as ever. Savannah is two weeks old - already! I love it when she searches my face with her beautiful dark eyes.

Peace and love to you too, Theresa, and thank you for popping in to see me today!

Ann


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, Audrey. So honoured to have brightened your day! Thank you so much for your kind comments.

Ann


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Dora. Glad you liked it. Yes, they are all forms of art and many overlap. Good to see you today.

Ann


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

manatita: Thank you so much for your lovely words. Your praise is praise indeed! You're welcome; I couldn't give a list of poets without your name on it.

Ann


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Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

Multi-talented ... meant

It would not allow me to correct it for some reason : )


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Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

Oh, Jamie is one of my favorite poets here on HubPages, and I love so much the others you have highlighted here, dear Ann!

What a wonderful compilation of the arts and your love of the arts. You are one multi-talents artists in all genres, writing, poetry, painting and photography. What a delight to read your superb poetry as well as enjoying your artwork and photography.

This one has it all.

I hope little Savannah is doing well. The best gifts come from heaven above. He has given you many gifts to share, and I am glad to be able to enjoy all of your gifts you share here.

Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

Peace and love to you and yours


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AudreyHowitt 20 months ago from California

Hi Ann! This really brightened my day--you are so very creative! I love your creative voice and I am glad that you have found creativity as way to express yourself. I think we all benefit from that--


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MsDora 20 months ago from The Caribbean

Obviously from a creative, full passionate heart toward words, poetry and art (really all the same). Interesting, meaningful lines!


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manatita44 20 months ago from london

Exquisitely and brilliantly written, Ann, with much creativity, discernment and knowledge, as reflected in your differing art forms. A new and refreshing approach here for America's National Poetry month, as you have enrichened it with your diversity.

"The Supreme Art, is to know the Supreme Artist." Says the remarkable visionary Sri Chinmoy. He goes on to say that Art, in the most effective sense of the term, is a sublime Truth ...

You have used both words and photos, to do much justice to this noble craft. Finally, I thank you for your mention re my poems. Much gratitude.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Well, thank you, bill! Praise indeed.

Sounds like you had a great day in the garden. I've just had a great day with my daughter and the girls, the latest of which is amazingly already 2 weeks' old!

Lovely to see you today. Happy Sunday to you too.

Ann :)


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, John, for your lovely comments and vote.

I think it's good that your voting stance changes; we all change as we go through life and different interests burgeon. It means we are developing and learning. I expected you to go for poetry though, as your poems are what you seem to be best known for here on hubpages; you certainly deserve all the accolades you receive. I'm glad you like my offerings here. It means a lot to me.

Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy a visit from you.

Ann


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billybuc 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm late to the party, Ann. We spent yesterday planting our garden. Lovely day in the sunshine with dirt under our nails. The perfect day.

And this is the perfect Hub. You managed to give praise to other poets, add some poetry of your own, touch upon most of the arts, and do it all with your "brilliant" style. Color this one perfect, my friend.

Happy Sunday to you!

bill


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Jodah 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

Hi Ann, it is always a delight to see a new hub from you. I don't always know what to expect but am never disappointed. Thank you so much for the kind mention and link. I am honoured. This hub was a brilliant highlight of the arts. Your writing is wonderful (excellent poetry describing the arts included here), as is your photography, and I especially love the watercolour of your daughter wading in the sea that you used for the challenge. Answering your poll was difficult for me, because I would have answered differently at various times. Until five years ago I would have chosen "drawing, painting, sketching." I always wanted to be an artist. Until six months ago I would have easily chosen "writing poetry", right now "writing fiction" has risen a lot, and in the future I intend to "combine writing with photography and drawing" more. I did choose "poetry" though because it seems to be my true passion. The other poets you chose to mention are the best of the best. Thanks again. Voted up.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thanks, DJ. I love your humour. I can guarantee that I'm certainly no threat to your record; there is no doubt that most clean a toilet better than me! I do clean ours, of course, only not with a massive amount of elbow grease.

Great that your son was so proud of you.

Thanks for your kind comments. I remember you emailing me about that painting; I used it quite a lot. Sadly, I haven't done anything else anywhre near as good as that but I guess the passion came through because it was my daughter.

Great to see you today.

Ann


DJ Anderson 20 months ago

You are certainly a multitalented person with many creative endeavors.

I wrote to you about a year ago, asking about the watercolor painting

of your daughter walking into the surf, when she was young. It is stunning!

For most of my life, I was a fanatical housekeeper. My husband once referred to the house as sterile clean. When my son was in 2nd. grade,

the children had a program in school where they stood up and told what their parents did. He announced to the world that I cleaned toilets, and

that I did it better than anyone else in the world.

All that to say, we all are good at something. Sadly, you got stuck with writing and painting and sculpturing and taking phenomenal photos.

I have not checked, but I don't think my title has been broken.

Don't mean to brag or anything. Just saying...........

DJ.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, Susan. It amazes me how many well-known writers and poets can paint too or play instruments. I suppose a variety of art is 'in the blood'.

Thanks for the visit and comment.

Ann


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Susan Hambidge 20 months ago from Hertfordshire, England

Lovely hub Ann. Blake is my favourite poet, so much to 'unravel' in his poems. And he painted the illustrations too, so talented!


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, Ruby. You write well. We all have our different interests and there are many sketchers and painters better than me, as well as better photographers too; I just enjoy the pastimes. I must confess that some things turn out fine but most of my attempts fall short!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Glad you liked the lion.

Ann


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always exploring 20 months ago from Southern Illinois

I dearly love writing fiction and poetry. I love pictures, but unable to draw or paint. This is a well crafted piece. Thank you for sharing. The lion is really good. I wish......


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

I love Wallace & Grommit - Ardmann Animations are in Bristol, just up the road and the 'Grommit' trail was a great success last year - we're all mad on the large and small figures which have been auctioned from it.

My mind has an image of you doing that action - glad I caused a little excitement!

Art is brilliant for teaching, I've found. My dyslexics responded greatly to visual stimuli and it's such a good focus.

I'm interested but not sure I'm good enough; give me the details and I'll have a bash! No fee of course.

Ann


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jhamann 20 months ago from Reno NV

Ann have you ever seen Wallace and Gromit. This may seem silly, but I have been hanging out with my kids a lot, but right now I am making the same hand motions Wallace makes when he is excited. I had to share this somewhat private and embarrassing moment. Thank you so much for not only mentioning me in your writing but opening readers to Jodah's sonnets which are incredible and all of us other poets here on hubpages. The arts are what keep me focused, they are what literally saved me from myself. When I teach I plan on trying to teach creative thought through the arts along with Science. I feel that art is an access to deeper understanding. Anyway, your poetry was really good. You kept this lively rhythm through every line and did not falter a bit. Congratulations on this wonderful hub, would you be interested in doing watercolor for a kids book. "Sam at Bat" if so let me know. Jamie


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, Rochelle. That tulip was one of a bunch I gave to my daughter when she had her latest baby, so it brings back happiness.

Glad you like to 'dabble' too - it's great fun, whichever medium you choose.

I appreciate your visit and your kind comments.

Ann


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Rochelle Frank 20 months ago from California Gold Country

I love your tulip-- I thought it was a pastel painting at first, but apparently you captured it artfully with your camera. I'm glad to see that you are not afraid to rhyme your poetry.

I play a little with poetry but most of my writing is either nonsense or straight-faced non- fiction articles. I do like to draw, paint and take photos too. I have done some of each on HubPages.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England Author

Thank you, whonu. I'm honoured to be complimented by such a special poet as yourself. In fact, I missed you from the list, so will rectify that now!

Ann


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whonunuwho 20 months ago from United States

Beautiful work and so well done my friend. whonu

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