Hi! I'm Diane & I want to welcome you to Inspiration Avenues Weekly Challenge.
April is National Poetry Month and in honor of that I thought it would be fitting to have our challenge revolve around poetry, but also include other forms of the written word, a favorite quote, or novel, or perhaps merely a special word.
What inspires you, and how does it make you feel? Pour out those feelings artistically! Whether in oils, collage, watercolor, mixed media, photography, digital art... anything goes, just express it!
Here are some examples of "Art Inspired by Words" that I found browsing Etsy.
This mixed media collage with charcoal was created by Laura Prill called "Bare Ruined Choirs", it is inspired by Shakespeare's bittersweet masterpiece:
"....Bare ruined choirs where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou seest the twilight of such day...
"This thou perceiv'st which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long."
Sarah of Celio Designs, made this sketchbook which was Inspired by the poetry of Lord Byron "She Walks in Beauty..."
"Ode to Simplicity" is a beautiful fine art photograph by Alice W. It truly is lovely in it's simplicity with the poem by William Collins.
One of a kind mixed media original art inspired by the lyrics of Johnny Cash, "Because your mine, I walk the line". Created by Sherry Williamson of Meow Bark Art.
Erin Leigh of Art by Erin Leigh, created this colorful mixed media piece inspired by one of her favorite Scripture verses, John 15:4 "Abide in Me & I will abide in you".
Jim Cokas Art & Design, perfectly enhances the mood of the poem "Virga" by Kay Ryan!
This last example is a mixed media piece that I created with one of my favorite art quotes..
"The moment one gives attention to anything, Even A Blade Of Grass, it becomes a mysterious awesome indescribably magnificent world in itself." ~ Henry Miller
I hope these pieces help get your creative juices flowing and that you'll join in on our "Inspired By Words" challenge!
Have fun & let your imagination take flight! :)
The simple rules can be found right here, and please remember the contest ends SUNDAY April 22, NOON (Eastern Time). And when you post, please let us know what was your inspiration!