Tuesday, August 2, 2011

P is for Painting



Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.

Simonides

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27 comments:

ellen b. said...

My husband is the silent poet around here and I like it that way. :0)

Strange said...

What a lovely thought! :)

☆☆Mumsy said...

Fantastic quote to remember!

Stacia said...

Perfect quote and picture. Is that you? I love those paintings, too.

lulumusing said...

Aren't you the clever girl! I am reading away, pondering the posts!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful thought.

Amanda said...

Very true! And lots of Pees in it too. :)

Cheryl D. said...

Very nice thought!

Blogging is like throwing up lots of different cans of paint!--Cheryl

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Painting is poetry but priming is poop. Especially caulking and sanding and all the other preparing. But I regress. Painting IS poetry.

Sue said...

I like that!

=)

Jen said...

Except my painting would need to be finger painting. I could express myself and not worry about it having to look like anything!

Francisca said...

If painting is poetry, what do the white walls I just painted say...? Kidding... Yes, that is an apt quote for our P round, Jenny.

upinthecosmos said...

That's fabulous & I love the paintings in that picture!

from my wicked ways to turning a phrase said...

awesome quote!!! both yours and the comment about blogging!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Hmmm, I haven't done any painting in years. Now you know why I'm not a poet.

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Wanderer said...

I always enjoy these little tidbits of wisdom and inspiration you share on Alphbe-Thursdays. This one is such a peaceful picture in my mind. Pouring out your heart on a piece of canvas. Something my eldest can do very well.

Karen S. said...

Oh it is...and sometimes we do that painting for our walls, in silly and beautiful strokes, spreading color and tales all the way through.....!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I'm afraid anything I painted would hardly be called poetry. However, I'd love to have that talent! Meanwhile, I'll just enjoy other people's poetry.

Ms. A said...

I don't thinking any of my paintings are poetic, but I sure used to love doing them. Good therapy and Lord knows... I need therapy.

Ames said...

That's nice. Maybe if I read that to my hubby he will feel more inspired to finish the painting!~Ames

beckyp said...

great quote Thanks for sharing it

edenhills said...

What a wonderful metaphor!

Teresa

Slamdunk said...

Good quote. Unfortunately, painting here means work in the house--not the creative kind which I am better at looking at the work of others anyway.

Gattina said...

With all the paintings I have painted, I must be a great poet but I didn't know, lol !

Jingle said...

love, well done take.

Keri said...

Does it count if I'm just painting walls and furniture??

taylorsoutback said...

Alas, my poetic paintings are only on walls, logs and occasionally furniture. I can't even write a poem...sigh.

Thank you got s lovely quote.