Monday, June 2, 2014

Paintings and Poetry from Photographs






 “I have to admit, an unrequited love is so much better than a real one. I mean, it's perfect... As long as something is never even started, you never have to worry about it ending. It has endless potential.”
Sarah Dessen,
The Truth About Forever




  “She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years.”
Julia Quinn,
The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever




  “Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.”
Carol Rifka Brunt,
Tell the Wolves I'm Home





  “Sometimes no matter how many eyelashes or dandelion seeds you blow, no matter how much of your heart you tear out and slap on your sleeve, it just ain't gonna happen.”
Melissa Jensen,
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare




  “I want him to see the flowers in my eyes and hear the songs in my hands.”
Francesca Lia Block, Dangerous Angels






 “Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep.”
Shannon L. Alder 





“I think if you like somebody you have to tell them. It might be embarrassing to say it, but you will never regret stepping up. 
 I know from personal experience, however, that you should not keep telling a girl that you like her after she tells you she isn't into it. 
You should not keep riding your bike by her house either.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality 


 Creative Quote of the day 
"The silver lining of heartache is the creative genius it inspires. 
If hearts didn't get broken, then poems wouldn't be professed, songs wouldn't be sung, books wouldn't be written, movies wouldn't be made, some paintings wouldn't be painted."
Samara O'Shea


Come to my studio.
 Learn to paint water colours. 
After I have taught you the basics we can branch out into a theme. 
You can make paintings from your photographs. 
You can work out what theme interests you by studying the quotes of others.
I will show you my secret recipes. 
You can then paint the idea, it can be abstract or realistic and you can accompany it with a poem.

Creativity Classes Monday to Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am
$25.00 per person per hour plus materials. 
Janet Keen Mosaics and Painting School 
Phone 073463435
email jkeen@clear.net.nz
  

A list poem about Creation

Take A Leaf
By Janet Keen

Walk amongst leaves
 in silence
until you feel peace

 If someone with you
chatters 
tell them to shut up 
silence is sensuous  

live in the now
stop being so rushed 
pause, breathe in fresh air,
and leafy smells 

 listen to birds words
they have more notes to
sing than  people

let your camera 
snap at anything
that pulls at your heart

Take your photos home
print some out
see if you can draw
 segments

If you can't
turn one upside down 
and draw it again

 focus
on shapes 
and the spaces between them

 judge what comes softly 
hide it away for a day
in your secret nest
 
Don't show people
 you know who stomp 
on your leaves

 Look at your work
and love it

If you don't
repeat it all again
until one day you do

it is your own
 journey
 and you are special.


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