Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for Art

Happy Monday, and for those of you who are also participating, Happy Blogging from A to Z!

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog know that every Sunday I post what I call Sunday inspiration—short posts and videos about the creative people and things that inspire me. I always have a great time discovering amazing artists and creative people of all genres, so I decided that I would do the same for the A to Z. My theme: Things That Inspire Me. ☺

Today's inspiration really sets the stage for my A to Z posts. It's a music video created by Andrea Dorfman and written and performed by poet/musician Tanya Davis. In it, Davis "ponders the point of art in this life," finally deciding (in my opinion) that following her creative ambitions is certainly worth it. I have to say that I agree. I think this is a great video for all of us who have a dream—whatever it is! Enjoy. ☺



Lyrics here.

An Announcement: Some of you know that this month I'm also participating in the Pulitzer Remix, where I will join eighty-four other poets in writing thirty found poems in thirty days. I've chosen to write thirty haiku. You can find out more information at the Pulitzer Remix site or read my post about the project here. Every day I'll be posting the link to my poem, and I'd appreciate it if you would click it and visit me at the site. Thanks so much!

My haiku for today can be found here.
Also, if you're interested, you can find my interview about poetry and the project here.


Wishing you all a beautiful and inspirational Monday. ☺

100 comments:

  1. Neat post! Blog hopping to some of the A to Z: Participants

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mike. ☺

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  2. Very nice and great to meet you! I've decided to join this challenge as a way to conquer my blogging fears! LOL

    Thank you,
    Claudia

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    1. Good luck, Claudia! The challenge is a lot of fun.

      Thanks for stopping by. ☺

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  3. I love haiku, but I haven't written any in forever. Have you ever heard of the cinquain? It's 2/4/6/8/2. I like that and I've written a lot of them. I should work on them more often. Good luck with the Pulitzer Remix. I'm not familiar with it.

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    1. Yes, I've written many cinquains. It's a fun form! Thanks for the good luck wishes. You should check out the Remix site. There are some great poets there. ☺

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  4. Those are great lyrics. When we get kind of bogged down, it's nice to remember that art is purposeful. Happy Monday!

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    1. I agree: Tanya Davis is a talented writer.

      Have a great day!

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  5. Great Haiku! In honor of 'A', I too have done one.
    Art-express the soul
    Painting, sculpting, music, Art
    Carney, Garfunkel

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    1. Too funny! Al, you're awesome!

      Thanks. ☺

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  6. Love the video! You must work that fast in real life, too. How else can you do both the A to Z Challenge and the Pulitzer Remix?

    Jenn @Scribbles From Jenn

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    1. Oh, I wish I did! Honestly, I'm starting to freak out a little. ;)

      Happy Monday!

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  7. Hi, Dana! Art inspires me, too. Great theme for A to Z. Looking forward to seeing what else inspires you. And Happy National Poetry Month!!

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  8. Lovely video! Good luck with the challenge! I participated last year and had a blast!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks. This is my second year. I couldn't resist doing it again. ☺

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    1. Isn't it? I really love their work.

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  10. Love this video!
    Sounds like a busy month. Hope it's a good one. :-)

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    1. So glad you liked it!

      Thanks. Yes, April is a busy month for me. It's only the first day and I'm having to remind myself to breathe. :)

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  11. Dana- you are off to a great atart! Perfect meme! I'm keeping mine simple! Cheers! Have a fabulous week!

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    1. Thanks, Kathe. Enjoy the challenge!

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  12. Great video. You are a busy girl this month! See you tomorrow.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Sally. Yes, I'm feeling pretty frazzled at the moment. LOL

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  13. Wow! It's going to be a busy month for you. I'm excited to keep up with your poetry and your A-Z Challenge.

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    1. I guess I don't have to sleep, right? ;)

      See you tomorrow! ☺

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  14. i live for art, sometimes the weirder the better for me at least... my favorite thing is seeing it and making it...

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
    Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

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    1. I'm just amazed by the creativity people exhibit!

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  15. I love your theme and am looking forward to being inspired!

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  16. I always enjoy your Sunday postings, so can't wait to see what you post through April! Great post, video and poem!

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    1. Aw, thanks. I'm looking forward to your posts, too. They never fail to make me smile!

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  17. Two daily challenges at the same time! You should change your blog title to Double Dose.

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  18. Wow. Great idea, Dana!

    This video was so cool!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Heather

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    1. Thanks, Heather. Glad you liked the video. :)

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  19. Hi Dana, Great inspiration,
    Well created video link and
    other connected links will
    look into the links later
    tomorrow
    Keep posting
    My first post too aired
    Keep inform
    Best regards
    PV

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    1. Thanks, PV. Heading over to your post now!

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  20. 'Great ideas come from Bike Rides...or...walks around the duck pond'!!! Super start for the AtoZ Challenge, Dana. I agree with Wendy...Double Dose...LOL!!! Looking forward to another year of AtoZing with you! You are on my AtoZ Blog Roll...don't want to miss a single...I mean a Double Dose Post.
    Sue-AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee
    collectintexasgal.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I enjoy your posts, too. ☺ Happy blogging!

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  21. What an absolutely delightful video, Dana...I enjoyed it while eating my lunch at my desk today and it certainly made me smile, very creative way to make a point. Thanks for sharing it with us! I'm looking forward to the rest of your posts this month! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Josie. I think Tanya Davis is remarkable. She has so much insight and creativity.

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  22. I agree - following our creative inspirations certainly does make life worthwhile!

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    1. It certainly does. ☺

      Have a great Monday!

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  23. now why doesn't this surprise me!!! you always share and introduce us to such wonderful new art and insights!!! i love your blog dana :)

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! You made my day. :)

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  24. Such an inspirational video. Thank you for sharing that today! :)

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    1. I'm glad you found it as inspiring as I did. ☺

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  25. Art definitely inspires creative energy. Can't wait to learn what other things inspire you!

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    1. It sure does. Thanks for reading!

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  26. You are gonna be super busy this month my friend!! I have always wanted to try my hand at poetry. Perhaps I shall!

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    1. This day has been so busy; I can't imagine what an entire month at this pace will be like!

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  27. inspiring!!!
    have fun with the challenge!

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  28. Truly inspiring! Thanks for sharing! You are going to be super busy this month!!

    Sam
    Writing Through College

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    1. I hope my kids and husband don't need me for a while. I'll be living in the computer room! ;)

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  29. What a fun and inspirational video! :) Great start to the Challenge.

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  30. Excellent "A" with beautiful drawings.

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    1. I agree. Dorfman did a great job with this video.

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  31. Yes, follow the art! We ought to! Cute video and now I'm coming to visit your Haiku. Good luck with the challenges!

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    1. Thanks, Eve! I appreciate your taking a look at my poetry. :)

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  32. Well, I don't know what's more impressive, 26 blog posts or 30 poems! A friend of mine is writing 30 short stories this month. I think we've all gone mad.

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    1. I know I'm mad—but at least it's a good kind of madness, right? ;)

      Happy blogging!

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  33. beautiful, Dana! I enjoyed the video a lot.

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    1. I'm glad! Hope you had a good day, Adriana.

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  34. loved the video - it made me want to get my paints out!

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    1. That's wonderful! I hope you did. ☺

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  35. You are going to have a busy month Enjoyed the art video! Very creative! loved your haiku also! Talented!
    until next time...nel

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    1. I'm glad you liked the video. Thanks for the compliment on my haiku! That's very sweet of you to say. ☺

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  36. Wow, you just didn't want to see April at all! LOL. Good luck to you on both the A-to-Z and Pulitzer Remix. Inspiration is a great theme! Who doesn't need that?

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Haha! I guess I didn't! It's only 8:30 p.m. right now, but I'm exhausted. It's been a fun day, though. Thanks for the good luck wishes!

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  37. Good luck with the A - Z, it's going to be one busy month! I had my own bit of inspiration this weekend on a trip to Savannah.

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    1. Inspiration for a new book? Yay! That's awesome. ☺

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  38. I liked the reoccurring guitar in the video.
    That's quite a poetry challenge!

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    1. I like it, too. I think Dorfman and Davis did a great job with that video.

      Yes, the Pulitzer Remix has been challenging, but I'm having so much fun with it. ☺

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  39. Poetry isn't easy to write, in my opinion. I can only write something when I'm incredibly emotional.

    I loooooooove your theme though. It makes me really happy.

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    1. I'm glad my theme makes you happy. It makes me happy, too. ☺

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  40. what a fun video. good luck in the challenge.

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  41. Holy Moley! You will be a busy girl this month, Dana! Love those colorful Easter eggs, by the way. :-) I'll be checking in during the A-Z, but I already follow you, so might not check in daily. I'm glad we connected last year!
    from The Dugout

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    1. Who needs sleep, right? ;)

      About the eggs: Thanks, my kids are pretty proud of them—and I'm proud of my kids. :)

      I'm also glad we connected last year. It's been great getting to know you!

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  42. I'm keeping my dream going. Nice to meet you.

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    1. That makes two of us—and I know there are many, many more!

      It's nice to meet you, too. ☺

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  43. Your blog inspired me to go back regularly to read a new post like this..I love ART so much..this is my passion, my soul.

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    1. I'm so glad you've found your passion! Keep following your dream. ☺

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  44. Beautiful video!! It's very inspiring. I love your theme. --I'll have to check out your haikus (plural?) too.

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    1. Thanks, Jinky! And please, feel free to check out my haiku. I'd love it if you would. ☺

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  45. I love your theme! Art is pretty wonderful.

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    1. Indeed it is!

      Thanks, Dani. ☺

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  46. Great choice, Dana and lovely post. Two daily blog hops this month! I don't know how you do it. You're an inspiration to the rest of us, for sure! :-)

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    1. Aw, that's sweet of you to say. I don't sleep much, I guess. LOL

      Thanks, Teresa. ☺

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  47. Goodluck with A-Z blogging, by the way I love your theme:)

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  48. I look forward to seeing what you post this month. Fun project!

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    1. Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun with this theme.

      Also, thanks for your comment on my poem at the Pulitzer Remix site. It means a lot that you took the time to do that. ☺

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  49. Art is a fine place to start ones trek to Z. Enjoy the adventure

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    1. I will. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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