Art & Poetry

Creatively Inspired: Zac Watson

Zac Watson is 14 years old in the 9th grade.  His main interests are music (jazz and classical), cooking, skating, working out, freestyle biking, and hanging with his girlfriend. Beginning at age 12, .Zac taught himself how to play piano, which then branched off into music theory and then…

Frank Malaba

Frank Malaba: Inspiration

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_BBYPEA7CC/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link   ⁠— Frank Malaba Frank Malaba is an actor, playwright and a published poet. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa. He has performed on stage and television in both countries. He has a passion for using poetry, storytelling and…

Poem for the Graduate

Photo by Terrence Thomas on Unsplash   “Inspiration for the poem “Happy Graduation” came from watching my nephew, Lamar Stewart, slide and skip across the stage as he accepted his Engineering degree from GA Tech in 2006.  I gave this framed poem to the high school Seniors at…

Art Inspired: Dymond Phillips

Isis Revisited Garden Spices featured renowned artist and friend, Ronnie Phillips, a few years ago. This summer, I viewed the art of talented Dymond Phillips, Ronnie’s daughter, and I couldn’t help but wonder how he inspired her. As it turns out, she told me, “Both of my parents…

Ken Hester: Photography Jazz

It was this featured image, Musician’s Hands, a photograph that conveyed a journey, and a soul in detail, that intrigued me.  I had to know the man who created it, the man who knew to cast and shoot such a mesmerizing photo.  I solicited Ken Hester to allow…

Leslie Vance…Artist Interrupted

Art is a way of connecting. When I render a place, person, or object with paint, I intend that this expression will resonate with those who view it. Hopefully, it will cause the viewer to recognize the beauty of the subject, and it’s worthiness to be painted.  This…

P.J. Stewart: An Artist at Work

“Third Friday Open Studio is tonight 2-21-2020 at the Bridgeport Art Center. We are having a Residence Show in the 3rd Floor Gallery. I have several pieces on display. These pieces are on display inside my Studio 3140, Wet Paintbrush. When you come you’ll get to learn what…

IRREPRESSIBLE ART

Art, What is it? Art is More than the oil on canvas Soaring notes, Ink on the page, Or twirling across a stage. When looking at the play, Sculpture, Magnificent edifice, We only see, hear, feel Skill’s interpretation Of imagination. The dazzling dance number, Tasteful dish, And intoxicating…

FRANCISCO BRAVO CABRERA (Artist)

Artist, indeed!  I met Francisco via social media.  He followed my blog, and I followed his artwork.  Upon browsing his JaZzArt, I connected with the mellifluous context of his work.   I knew I needed to share my experience with you.  Thank you, Francisco, and welcome to Garden…

Art is Transformational.

Kathleen Atkins Wilson created MATERNAL LOVE of Elizabeth and Mary. Maternal Love is a personal encounter with Elizabeth and Mary, about the joy of being a vessel of creation. The radiant colors being light to the spirit of their love. The African ancestral symbols of Ashanti fertility dolls…