01 April 2013

A is for...

Welcome to the first day of the A to Z challenge!

Today's topic is art. I consider myself an artist, not because I have immense talent, but because I love the process of creating and of using my imagination. I am an artist of the mind more than of paper or paint or clay.

I know amazing and talented artists (Kara DeCarlo) and photographers (Kym Davis). I know writers of great skill (Jennifer Wells) and sculptors. I know knitters and weavers, seamstresses and dancers. I even know a tarot reader who would knock your socks off. All of these are art. Art is simply an expression of the mind and the soul, a way to release thoughts, feelings, dreams, anything.

I do it with poetry a lot. I use words to take something inside me and let it free. Sometimes I knit, to soothe the soul and create something comforting to put into the world. Sometimes I paint, in a very abstract, play with color to see what happens kind of way.

How about you? How do you express yourself?

Don't forget to check out some of the other participants!


  1. I love art! I express myself through writing, acting, painting, crafting, cooking, knitting, card readings, psychic readings, singing, graphic design, web design, more.
    Happy April, and happy first day of the A to Z Challenge. Whee! :-)

  2. Great start, Amy! I know I'll be seeing your blog a LOT this month... :)

  3. Ellen, thanks for sharing! This is going to be quite an adventure, am I right?

  4. John, thanks! I've got them all planned out and drafts set up so I can keep up. You know us Mercury ruled folks and preparedness. :-)

  5. Wonderful post! Looking forward to reading more.

    Donna at Donna's New Day

  6. Hi, Amy - great post!

    I express myself through my fiction, by way of my heroes, heroines, story kids, and the interfering older folks who populate my books. I write romance so the writing provides a wonderful way to work through my emotions. :)

    This is my first time around with A to Z, also. Good luck to you!