Red Wolf emerges from the woods

Something Poetic & Positive which I discovered via The Poetic Rabbit
at  http://www.tasmith1122.wordpress.com/  Shiteki Na Usagi. The art in the header art is the work of Leslie White who blogs at Leslie Paints   http://www.lesliepaints.wordpress.com/  ~~~ Red Wolf emerges caught my eye because of the ongoing attack on Wolves in America. This is just one example of exploring the interconnectedness of all things. Namaste.

We Write Poems

red wolf eyes
We’re excited to present you the Red Wolf collection, the first We Write Poems prompted-poem anthology.
 
This first anthology is the culmination of roughly three years of work – people writing poems in response to prompts presented at this site. So prompts and the Internet were the great enablers of the creative process by which these poems were written and shared.
 
The title of the anthology, “Red Wolf”, reflects the art banner of our site. We think it helps define who we are, who we want to be – poets who look to play a little dangerously, realizing the hungry teeth also of our natures, and with willingness in allowing risk. Real writing calls for nothing less. But then again, we’ve nothing against also having fun.
 
And because prompts played such an integral part in triggering the poems we write, we decided to feature the prompts…

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Fun with a Watercolor Landscape

My friend Leslie White plays with watercolor paints a lot.
Between her art and her students, she’s forever connecting beautiful dots.
This is one of her latest better-than-Kodack-clickers-ever-dreamed shots.

Leslie White

hills

I have been feeling like I have been painting rather tight, lately. The above image was taken from a really abstract photo reference I found on wet canvas. I cropped the image to create a panoramic scene. I like how the light fell on the distant hills and the moisture came up from the surface of the ground in steamy looking fog. The whole scene, in the photo, was darker and cooler throughout and I added my own choices of color to this. I wanted the ground to cool in the foreground and the hills and middle ground to be warmed by the light coming through the clouds.

I am working with a new paper called Huile or Arches Oil Paper and I am really liking that I can paint and lift on the surface of this paper. It allows for me to play with the water and my brush…

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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  http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/wolf-paws-for-eva/ 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:  

 http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/2010/01/18/five-on-the-corner/

Yes, this is not a one time happening.  

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

 

Can Leslie Paint? You bet she can!

Five on Corner by Leslie White

Ahh now that the Ladies have snagged your full attention, I invite you to catch a cyber cab over to Leslie White’s online artist gallery/studio/instructional blog casa.  There are even works posted by Leslie’s students as proof that she can teach everyone something about ART. Leslie also has created a customized blog banner or two for other bloggers. Her art has accompanied a few poems on other sites also. Yes, everything is connected in the creative flow of energy in a our world where ART may be the only sane human manifestation.

Featured Blog Awared to Leslie of Leslie Paints–and boy does she ever! 

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