July 31st, 2009

Fringe, contemplative, swing

Poetry Friday: Not to Keep by Robert Frost

She dared no more than ask him with her eyes
How was it with him for a second trial.
And with his eyes he asked her not to ask.
They had given him back to her, but not to keep.

- from Not to Keep by Robert Frost

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Art Saves: Janine aka Jeanie

Right as we were wrapping up Art Saves for July, I received a flurry of fantastic last-minute entries, including this art and these words from Janine, also known as Jeanie:


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I've always found that the act of creating art is not only a way to express oneself, but a way to maintain a certain degree of sanity.

Sometimes the only way to filter through the "white noise" of everyday life is by sitting down with a sketchbook and a pen or pencil and just doodling.

Some of my favorite drawings have started with a random squiggly line and grown from there.

It's not so much the end product, but the act of creating said picture, painting, paper lantern, sculpture, story, song, dance... or other work of art that saves us.

...Well, it does for me, at any rate.

~ Janine Sebastian
aka: Jeanie Tortoisefly