Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Three Muses Challenge - Inspirational People


As I've mentioned many times before, I have always loved poetry. It appealed to me as a child because it often had a soothing rhythm and took me places in my imagination quickly and succinctly. As a student and English major I studied the "great" poets and in the course of my reading discovered both Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Each has an entirely different style of writing but both have made an impact on me and I seek out their work to inspire me and move me. These are my entries for this week's The Three Muses Challenge.

18 comments:

Taluula said...

Heather I hope everyone takes the time to enlarge both of these wonderful pieces to get a better look at both the painting and the poetry. Bravo my friend for sharing these with us.

Martina2801 said...

Both pieces are just brilliant, fantastic, totally awesome, wow, what more can I say. Love it.

indybev said...

I share your love for poetry, Heather. These pieces are lovely tributes to Dickinson and Whitman. At my cousin's graveside service (he was a farmer in Illinois), Carl Sandburg's poem "The Illinois Farmer" was read, and it so eloquently concluded the service. Good work here, Heather, in acknowledging a couple of the "old" poets.

Trudi Sissons said...

I did enlarge them as Taluula suggested - beautiful and so creative, as always!

Terri Kahrs said...

It was worth taking the time to enlarge these beautiful pieces, Heather. Your artwork tribute to both of these "greats" is poetic in and of itself. Beautiful! Hugs, Terri

Ozstuff said...

I echo Taluula's remark, inviting everyone to enlarge your exquisite pictures so as not to miss a word or the details in your painting and collage work. I love your tributes to Walt Witman and Emily Dickinson - wonderful choices for inspirational people.

Lori Saul said...

Beautiful sensitve pieces that capture the essence of both great artists. Gorgeous work Heather!

Eila A said...

Absolutely fantastic pieces, Heather! Both your personalities are such great poets, and you have made wonderful tributes to them. Beautiful designs and colours, and your use of dried flowers and leaves is a bonus!

Rhonda said...

These are both so fabulous, Heather! Thank you for the poems; both very inspirational people. Cheers!

Luisa Migon said...

Love both!!! The backgrounds fit so well with them!!!

(I love Emily Dickson poems too!) :O)

Marilyn Rock said...

These are STUNNING! My jaw dropped when I got on your Blog! WOW! Beautiful and these have it all! xxoo

Alberta said...

Two favorites of THIS English major also and you did them both a solid (in the words of my students)!

Betty said...

Both pieces are great,wonderful tribute.

Cathy said...

These are beautiful!!!! If you had included Robert Frost you would have had all three of my favorites. They are beautiful tribute pieces.

Amy said...

Amazing!!!! I just adore them both..such lovely scene's and fantastic background's..so artistic and playful.

Jamie said...

This are inspirational in themselves! Your painted backgrounds and the use of real flowers and leaves are perfect!!! I love both Dickinson and Whitman also. Love, Jamie

lorhen82 said...

Love these beautiful cards, Heather! Poetry is a wonderful escape to other worlds! ~Lori

Melissa said...

These pieces are fantastic! I especially love the background of the second one. The use of orange is so bold and daring...great use of the color! I can almost feel the autumn day.
Smiles-
Melissa