Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Wednesday, June 27, 2007






There are several things I can whine about, but what's the use when life is what you make of it. I feel too blessed and grateful to give in to negative energy and I am constantly reminded when I watch the news that there are people out there in worst situations.


This Gratitude is dedicated to living...life itself is a classical collection that I call poetry.

* I am blessed to have my ten fingers to write, draw, paint and create words that relish the mind

* My health which is getting better

* Being able to cook my favorite dishes without guilt, I really don't miss McDonald's French fries or munching on chips, now my splurge is organic chocolate chips :)

* Music is sweetness to the soul...I was listening to Tamia today and it was very relaxing as I painted

* Rain, it is pouring outside but we need it to cool down this humidity


Ok, Ladies and Gents, I am offering the opportunity to win my poetry book, simply check out the two paintings above and write a 20-line poem based on one of the paintings.

The first painting I call it Celebration, next one Emptiness, the 3rd painting is Drama Queen.

Deadline is July 13, 2007 for this contest. Winner will get my book, Wrapping Thoughts Beneath Emotive Rain(autographed) and a bookmark, 2nd runner-up will receive a 5x7 painting. If you wish not to participate but would like to become one of the judges, please let me know. I'm looking for one or two more judges. Email me your poems at cathy@delaleuwritings.com with the title of the selected painting.

Deadline to become a judge is Friday, July 6.




Good luck

13 comments:

Rethabile said...

This sounds like an exciting venture. Mmmm...

Fabrizio said...

Ten fingers... i just bought new markers at the art shop. Well, ten finger are a treasure...!

Fab

Lyrically speaking said...

Rethabile: I can't wait for responses, hopefully you can participate :)

Fab: Cool, I can't stop going to the art store, i'm addicted, lol

Nique said...

i came just in time, i will try to right just for the tribute to you, but i haved missed your site dearly, and i apologize for the absence, but i'm getting back into the swing. i hope i do well, lord know i look at pictures and write anyway, well, be back soon.

fuzzy said...

I am the Prince of Whining! But I am learning to take the lemon & limes and mix some oranges and make a bangin lemon punch that I can get down with! lol I like my 10 toes too...

mermaid said...

That second painting goes well with your your words, your ability to turn your head to see and appreciate all there is in life.

cosmic clown said...

Hey Lyrically urs....its nice to hear that u r getting fine day by day.....:)
alos that u painting.....i mean ...rain...music....painting...wow great....i mean its a awesome combination....:)
I would love to join in ur competition ...hope to write a poem on emptiness....)

n.b:
by the way i sent u the digital version of my paintings which i promised to send u on ur mail.....i mean u can take the printout.......I sent it with good quality....hope u like it...:0)

The Professor said...

Good job. Can't write poetry though... :-(

kinkminos said...

What are the prerequisite qualifications for being a judge.

If it has anything to do with the "bar" then I would surely qualify. Otherwise, no hope
: )

Thami Mhlanga said...

Interesting...I wouldn't mind the excercise

a.Kai said...

what a lovely space- I am new to your blog. I think I am going to try to submit a poem, I am interested to see what inspiration I draw from the paintings..

Lyrically speaking said...

I'm extending the poetry contest until the end of July...

fallen angel said...

the two paintings at the bottom remind me of my locs!!!