No 17th and 18th of 24 Ways to create Art

poetryPoetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.

Poetry has a long history, dating back to the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Early poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Sanskrit Vedas, Zoroastrian Gathas, and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.  Ancient attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle’s Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively informative, prosaic forms of writing. From the mid-20th century, poetry has sometimes been more generally regarded as a fundamental creative act employing language.

Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words, or to evoke emotive responses.. Similarly figures of speech such as metaphor, simile and metonymy create a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses, in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm.

Some poetry types are specific to particular cultures and genres and respond to characteristics of the language in which the poet writes.

Made by Samsung DVCPottery, the art of transforming clay and mud into beautiful recipients. Pottery is the ceramic material which makes up pottery wares, of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain.

Pottery is made by forming a clay body into objects of a required shape and heating them to high temperatures in a kiln which removes all the water from the clay, which induces reactions that lead to permanent changes including increasing their strength and hardening and setting their shape. A clay body can be decorated before or after firing. Prior to some shaping processes, clay must be prepared. Kneading helps to ensure an even moisture content throughout the body. Air trapped within the clay body needs to be removed. This is called de-airing and can be accomplished by a machine called a vacuum pug or manually by wedging. Wedging can also help produce an even moisture content. Once a clay body has been kneaded and de-aired or wedged, it is shaped by a variety of techniques. After shaping it is dried and then fired.

In formation sourced from Wikipedia.


Why do Artists Paint and Why do I paint?

When an Artist offers their work to the world, they are offering a peek into their inner selves.   For when we paint, it is to free our soul.  Words do not matter, it is colours and how the paint ends up on the canvas, that tell the story. Our deep seated sub conscious comes to life and we are often surprised with the end result.

Sometimes we think we know what we are going to paint at the beginning but as the work evolves and we go through the process, the end result of totally different to what was planned. Yet other times we don’t know what the painting is going to be, yet we start painting anyway – and the outcome becomes something you always imagined it would be.

For me, the fun is not painting things that you see around you the way they are – within the confined dimensions of space and time,  but in creating an image that is an experience – I call it  tasting with your eyes.

Myself, once I have finished a piece of art, I am finished with it and can’t wait to move on to the next one.

So I put my art out there and when someone buys a piece, I am grateful and glad that it is appreciated and has found a happy home.

Therefore today is a momentous day,  I am extremely happy to announce that I sold my first 2 pieces of art through my

Etsy Shop – ArtiSueBee.

I hope they are the first of many more. bouquet pansies

These sales have energised me to replace and create.  I am so excited I can hardly sleep, I need to start painting.

So visit my ArtiSueBee shop at:

Please adopt some of my art and give them a good home.

That way I will have greater space in the studio to create more of my ‘little bursts of colour’.