I’ve added the Longer Poems section for your reading pleasure (and to prove I can write in more than 140 character spurts).
I also play with digital art, thanks to the convenience, patience, forgiveness and delete function of the IPad and my Mac laptop.
I do NOT consider myself an “artist” in any nuance. Any freehand drawings I attempt pale compared to a pre-schooler’s etchings (or those sketched by captive animals as enrichment activities).
As I grow older, the creative muses kvetch at me to express myself in new and frequently in ego-deflating fashion. I attempted a dance class expressly as a fun means to exercise. Paired with a jazz company apprentice and surrounded by rebuking mirrors, I bruised both knees and confidence. My jewelry crafting ventures produced mangled necklaces and lacerated thumbs. Gardening yields drooped, oozing plants.
With the wonders of electrons and $4.99 computer apps, we dweebs can purport to some semblance of aesthetic acumen.
My dalliances with several art apps (I highly recommend “Art Set” and “Flowpaper” for IPad) attained some acceptable results. My “style” tends to lean towards Rothko or Pollock. I enjoy playing with the new color-block fashion trend in my “paintings” and dripping-dots-as-art works for the lackadaisical in me.
Since Poetweetry serves as a creative writing experiment, I decided to embrace my inner “artiste” and occasionally add some of my etchings to my Poetweetry posts. Please let me know what you think.