happy birthday to frida
one of my favorite artists
thanks for keeping the flowers
and everything else you painted,
“i paint flowers so they will not die.”
image: the art of knowing, by frida kahlo, angst gallery
“every portrait that is painted with feeling is a a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”
image credit: s
of course it is a worm family birthday party.
“the poet makes silk dresses out of worms.”
and in a tiny shop,
filled with delicate treats
ice cream, cookies, cakes, and sweets
who better to sell these lovely delights
than a shining unicorn-
so brave and full of light?
“there are wild elephants in the country,
and numerous unicorns which are nearly as big,..”
my poem is dedicated
to my very young grandie, v,
who is an amazing artist
with a boundless imagination.
may you always have
magical unicorns in your life.
our class went to see
nick cave’s art exhibit
up close and personal
their own accessories
in his style
learned so much
about art having no boundaries
how things can look and sound and feel
art can be found in all kinds of places
most of all
that each of them are artists in their own right.
local skater boy
with his polar bear way up top
just like the north pole
i see him all over town
it makes everyone
who crosses paths with him
smile and turn or cheer or shake their heads
no one fails to react in some way
good or bad
isn’t that what the best art is meant to do?
the entertainment is in the presentation.
– john mctiernan
a young artist contemplates her surroundings