Paint {Five Minute Friday}


Art, Five Minute Friday, Writing / Friday, April 11th, 2014

I’ve got five extra minutes to join with Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday today

Today’s word prompt: Paint.

Go

Paint

Drip

Splatter

Drip, drip

Mix

Squeeze

Dip

Wet

Dab

Dip

Lightly press

Watch the color flow

Free

Following it’s water path

A scene unfolds

fireworks of color

explode, ignite, sizzle

White becomes color

Nothing – something

Beauty unfolds before my eyes

The paintbrush guides my hand

Stroke, brush, sweep,

Dab, wet, dip, dab, wet

Dot, dot, dot.

Blend, mix, smooth

Paint transforms, uplifts, inspires

Changes moods, expands the mind, points you to beyond

To where you do not look

The colors form, mix together, creating something new – unlike any other.

A sunset, flower petal, an ocean’s tide

Deep into the souls of eyes,

Light

Dark

Contrast

Highlights, shadows.

All part of the big picture, though different,

With Paint

The picture triumphs

Imagination

becomes

Real

Splatter, drip, dab, mix

Like a dance, the colors intertwine

Release 

now look

there it is 

Beauty 

Stop

Paint Your Imagination

(Photo courtesy Ishtiaq Ahmed via Flickr CC. Click on the image and read his profound little note about art.)

Well that’s all I got for today. Now I think I’ll go paint for real!

Do you like to write but only have 5 minutes? Try Five Minute Fridays! It’s a fun way to release those thoughts from their cage in your mind. 

4 Replies to “Paint {Five Minute Friday}”

  1. Blogger crashed my comment. Trying again. Loved the drive to this post. Great poem, great word-painting. Popping by from FMF – hopefully not saying the same thing twice 😉
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  2. Greetings, Erika Marie!
    This was so lovely reading. I feel the rhythm of the poem, and I felt the urge to sing it out. When you mentioned dancing I was all in. Loved your painting in this FMF. THank you for sharing with us!
    -Ava Sophie

    1. Thank you, Ava Sophie! I heard the words as music in my mind as I wrote them so it’s neat that you also picked up on that. Thank you for coming by and sharing your comment – you made my day!

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