Tuesday, August 30, 2011

note to self.

I am still going with the flow. Even when I feel that I am in a huge creative funk and have lost my mojo, I still manage to find a way to channel my spirit and have fun with paper, ink and paint! I may not be creating the masterpieces that I envision. But honestly, it is okay. I am thankful everyday for the gifts in my life...but sometimes I need to remind myself that I am on the right track and if I get derailed, well, just get back on and keep chugging along! 


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

a plentiful crop

I was thinking a lot about love when I painted this. The thing about love is, the more you give the more you get and the more it grows. You can plant it year 'round and it is always in season.....


Saturday, August 20, 2011

someone else's shoes...

                                                   if you could walk a mile in my shoes
                                                   and i could walk in yours
                                                   then you would probably smile at me
                                                   and I would smile at you too
                                                   instead of whispering behind each others back
                                                   if you could walk in my shoes
                                                   and i walked a mile in yours
                                                   maybe you would help me up
                                                   instead of pushing me down
                                                   and i would hold my hand out to you
                                                   to grasp you when you fall
                                                   instead of watching you go to the ground
                                                   if i walked a mile in your shoes
                                                   and you could walk in mine
                                                   possibly we could walk a mile together
                                                   and talk about things

                                                                                                                                                                                      poem & art © kristen powers 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

a little peace

a little peace 

I think it is fascinating how making art and the act of creating something from the heart really brings out what we are feeling inside and somehow gives us just what we need. Most of the time when I sit down to draw, I do not have a specific idea in mind. Often, I have many ideas churning around in my head. Ideas that sometimes have been jotted down on a scrap of paper or quickly sketched somewhere on a random napkin, in my ipad or whatever I could get my hands on at the moment of conception... But then, usually, when I have the time to really create and I sit down with paper and paint, it is mostly not with something specific in mind. It is with a hundred ideas bubbling and somehow the one, most ripe, comes to the surface. It is pretty much, the way I have always done things. I do wish I was more focused and  I could actually create a more cohesive body of work ( I am trying, really.) But I do know this intuitive, random act of creating, somehow helps me to sort things out. I feel it is a way to feed my spirit and let out what ails me in a good and healthy way. I was feeling very frustrated and upset with life when this came spilling out onto the page. I am not sure how something so sweet and calm came out of me when I was feeling quite down, but she arrived on the page and just looking at her made me feel better. Honestly, all I needed was a little peace. xokp