Friday, September 10, 2010


“The appearances of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.” Kahlil Gibran
It takes a lifetime to create the work of art
for which we were born,
like the union of canvas and pigment;
we are the structure that contains 
the color and energy of the art. 
We are the interplay of sunlight and shadows,
that reveal a familiar landscape,
stripped of pretense, behind closed doors;
glowing amber fires shed light 
upon true beauty within.


This was written for Friday Flash 55 hosted by G-Man

 photo - tumblr


  1. Beautiful, wise and so true. The greatest of art comes from within us. Your poem is a beautiful testament to creative expression, and I love the Kahlil Gibran - it's the perfect accompaniment.

  2. Love these words, Joanny. The "union of canvas and pigment", the "interplay of sunlight and shadows". Lovely.

  3. love the quote,
    divine 55.
    Enjoy your beauty and magic perspective very much!

  4. What a beautiful description of ART.
    Joanny, you are such a lovely addition to the Friday Funfest...Thank You.
    Excellent 55 My Dear
    You Rock The Planet.
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  5. This is beautiful to read and look at.

    Take care.

  6. we are the interplay of sunlight and shadows...beautiful does take a lifetime...

  7. this gives me hope that I too can create the life and the art I was meant to create--beautiful and inspiring!c

  8. love the quote, colors, wrute up...
    just a beautiful discription of art.

    happy weekend

  9. The look on the 1st image of the girl can almost go back to your last post of haunting beauty! It's a stunning profile. Her make-up and expression as soooo deep! Happy weekend to you!!

  10. My compliments for this beautiful work Joanny.

    greetings, Joop

  11. This is not only an excellent read on art but the photos are spectacular as well :) My creative. Love it :) Have a great weekend. I loved your comment on my post :)

  12. we are the structure that contains
    the color and energy of the art. .......
    Very effectively and impressive way to define the
    art.In fact we only give a shape to any object by colours --but the soul of of that object is created by God----.

  13. I love the inner beauty of your 55.

  14. This is gorgeous, Joanny. A lifetime of creation - so perfectly and beautiful expressed.

  15. What a beautiful analogy! I love this!

  16. Simple with such beauty...the softness of this collage of women just makes me want to redecorate with such subtle it..bkm

  17. The quote is fantastic, and your 55 is awesome..

  18. 'It takes a lifetime to create the work of art
    for which we were born"

    Joanny, that above said it all indeed we need more than a lifetime to create what is born of us. Fantastic 55 doll and well written~