Tag: Artists

Renoir – Vase of Flowers, 1886

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Vase of Flowers, 1886

Courtesy of Dover Publications.
From 120 Great Impressionist Paintings.

(I first posted this work of art in October 2012 – sometimes readers help me rediscover a post, and share again.)

blogs help me see art

blogs help me see art
today I spilled some coffee
on the counter
as first I thought
I was clumsy
and then I saw
a painting
in the pattern

It amazes me how posts by more people than I could name here – I would not want to fail to mention someone – teach me to see art everywhere. For now, words are my art, yet who knows what the future may hold? I notice how artists sometimes change forms as one gift rests, or as they grow older.

Thank you
Ellen Grace Olinger

Creative Notes and Poems

For some time, I have followed Imagery of Light Photography by Sheila Creighton. I enjoyed her post for May 7, 2019: Forsythia Glow. As you may recall, on May 6, 2019, I wrote:

after a warm day
and worth the wait
forsythia

I have always lived in the Midwest. Another site I follow is SUNEARTHSKY Meditations from the Midwest, by Sharon Knight.

The sunrise today recalls a poem from my archives:

pink clouds
span the horizon
seagulls take flight
stretching to read
new books

Thank you
for all the wonderful posts I view every day.
Ellen Grace Olinger

Neighborhood Walk and Creative Note

Today, Karl and I walked around the neighborhood. A day for old shoes and warm clothes. I will be wearing my winter coat for awhile. We saw robins, heard red-winged blackbirds, saw and heard cranes in the sky, fallen trees from last year’s storm with clean-up in good progress. Some perennials are beginning – we think they are skunk cabbage. Marsh marigolds will follow. We also saw deer. Some seem young – maybe a year old?

Sadly, we are seeing the death of many ash trees in our area, due to the Emerald Ash Borer. We noted this in different parks last year. There are far too many affected trees in the park forests to be removed. Yet the landscape remains beautiful, as the forests and neighborhoods change.

As a Creative Note, The Arts Page – Milwaukee PBS, hosted by Sandy Maxx, is an interesting program. I learn about artists and art that are new for me. So much courage and creativity, each unique. A lot of sustained work over time, which inspires. I have read many books about creativity and writing.

Photo by Karl
May 2014

tinywords 19.1

tinywords 19.1 began yesterday.

I am honored that one of my poems, “Wisconsin winter,” was selected as a writing prompt winner by Editors Kathe L. Palka and Peter Newton.

Please see WELCOME TO TINYWORDS 19.1 for the information. You can also read Carole MacRury’s winning poem.

Ellen Grace Olinger

cover art

cover art

more beautiful books
on my desk
than I can read

thoughts of my mother
and our shared love of language

some spaces only God can fill

language and books
and all the conversations
among artists who
may not know
one another

fill my heart too

and Spring today

from my April archives:

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

Peonies: wpclipart

Poems: Ellen Grace Olinger