Art’s Energy Flows when Leslie Paints & Eva Writes

For several days I’ve been trying to incorporate into one post  some thoughts connected to several blogs and ideas regarding how creative energy manifests in different arts that in turn  influence and feed the creative process of other artists of all genres/mediums.  This being one example of the power of ART–and why it is so important in our daily lives.  The conceptual jelly has been solidifying into a mass much larger than is manageable in a single container aka post. So in an effort to  at least get the jelly rolling along instead of permanently sticking to the counter, I’ve decided to employ the installment or series method. Hence, this post serves as just one example of how the flow of creative energy can inspire artistic work in different mediums–my written words triggered a response in Leslie White who gave her expression in her visual watercolor.  Certainly this is nothing new–except perhaps in the fact that both Leslie and I are aware of and communicate regarding this intriguing exchange of mutual inspiration and motivation to create.  This is just one example of the creative power of ART energy. And it’s not a one way street–word art does not just feed visual art/painting  but visual art/paintings fuel word art.  Still simmering in another of my brain chamber pots is an “Ode to Wood” inspired by one of Leslie’s watercolors. No, it’s not  “ode” yet–yet. But I’m sure it will be in the future.     

Wolf Paws by Leslie White


wolf summer       by eva wojcik


 hot paws clawing

succulent mud digits seeps

moon flower lake lights


Please visit Leslie at and see her painting process and many other wonderful paintings and drawing.  Leslie has a great way of gently providing helpful instruction in watercolor techniques by sharing her methods, experiences and new explorations. 

In case “wolf paws” doesn’t do it for you, then check out Leslie’s “Five on the Corner” for some certain female energy that’s always on the move:

Yes, this is not a one time happening.  

Yeah, Leslie’s “wood” is cooking on her home page in Indiana.



  1. August 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    This is a really special post…grateful, inspiring and challenging (in a good way). Thank you for sharing.

    • August 18, 2010 at 12:20 am

      Greetings Linda! Thanks for visiting and if this inspires you to create something you’d like to share, please post a link so we can enjoy your creation.

  2. bigsurkate said,

    August 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Oh, the magic that happens when two creative people meet and inspire one another! I loved what Leslie did with your words! I am blessed to “know” both of you!

  3. lesliepaints said,

    August 17, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Thank-you, Eva! I am honored. 🙂

    • August 18, 2010 at 12:18 am

      Leslie! And who started all this communication? YOU–with your painting of ‘that woman’! LOL. I’m so glad we’re all connected.

  4. August 16, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Wolf Summer accompanies the graphic art very well. I love the paws. While they appear as wolf paws, they communicate the strength of a horse’s gait.

    Very appealing work,


    • lesliepaints said,

      August 17, 2010 at 12:20 am

      Hi somethingnewplease! I actually illustrated Eva’s poem, so her poem came first. Have been thinking on that one some time. I had the image in my mind but had trouble with the paws. I am only replying to you because you felt the gait looked like that of a running horse. Their movement is similar but I actually looked at wolves running on videos and stills. The paws were done by lengthening what I drew of my jack russell’s paws. HOWEVER! I love it that you said horses. I rode horses and showed them for 20 years, nine of which I was a trainer, SO you may have something there and I probably chose positions of the legs that were much like what I’ve seen in four-legged movement. Thank-you!

    • August 18, 2010 at 12:16 am

      Thank you very much, somethingnew please! Leslie will appreciate you loving the paws.

  5. August 16, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    both pieces are beautiful. I love being part of this wonderful web of inspiration, and I so agree with you about the power of art in our lives.

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