Hello fellow poets! Michelle (Mish) here hosting Poetics. I am excited to bring a guest with me today. Her name is Ally Saunders, an artist from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Ally is one of the fine artists featured in my last poetic prompt, New Beginnings. She has graciously agreed to tell us a little more about herself and to share her work to stir your poetic muse.
Ally works with a variety of media, oil, water but her favourite is acrylic. You can find more of her work at allyart.ca
Hello Ally and welcome to dVerse Poets Pub!
Can you tell us more about how your life as an artist began?
I have always been interested in drawing and painting. Once my children were grown, and I started my personal work, my Art was my way of expressing myself and what I have learned.
What are some of the sources of inspiration that have led to your work?
My inspirations come from within. My process, my dreams, my creativity come to life on my canvasses.
In your bio you speak of your Journey of Learning and how various courses in personal growth led by Maria Gomori have inspired you. Can you elaborate more on these courses and how they moved you in your artwork?
How has painting influenced your life?
Painting has opened me up to more of life, I learn more about myself as I paint, my creativity has blossomed, and I am often surprised at what I see and learn and accept, even when I look after at the finished piece.
Do you have a more personal connection to one of your paintings or a favourite piece?
My painting “Yearnings” is very dear to my heart. It is a yearning that I feel wasn’t met as a New Born. I feel soft when I look at it still.
Do you ever experience creative blocks and how do you overcome them?
This was once a frustration for me, now I sit with myself and accept a block, as I know I am working up to a new Creation.
As poets, we create with words and interpretations can vary. Do you find that this is also true with your art? Is there something that you hope to communicate through your work?
Absolutely, I hope to communicate myself, and I know everyone has their own interpretation when they view a painting. I learn more about another when I get their interpretation and meaning. I am often quite surprised at others feedback.
Ally, thank you for this interview and for giving us a glimpse into your world as an artist. We wish you continued creativity and success.
Fellow dVerse Poets, your prompt today is to take a closer look at Alley’s collection featured within the post OR from her website. Look within yourself, find your own interpretation and write a poem. When using an image of Ally’s work, please remember to credit it properly with her name and a link to her website, allyart.ca
I am unable to join in until 6 p.m. Ally Saunders may drop in to say hello! Have fun!
- Write a poem inspired by Ally’s work.
- Click on Mr.Linky. Enter your name and direct link to your poem
- Leave a comment / join in discussion
- Read and comment on other poet’s work, we all go here to have our poems read
- Please link back to dVerse from your site
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Happy Tuesday… wonderful to have picture prompts… great interview and lots of nice pictures that we can write to.
Yes, that’s what I like about picture prompts -each speaks to you differently, though we may find a common theme ~
Thank you for the lovely interview Mish ~ I have enjoyed learning about Ally’s art and paintings ~ This is one of my frustrations- painting. I hope I can tap into this some time in the future ~
Welcome to Poetics everyone~ Mish will be coming in later ~
Ally Saunders. "Ally Art" said:
Thank you for your interest in my art. I look forward to reading your poems.
I am inspired by your poetry. I love all your creativity. This feeds my soul.
So sorry Ally, if your comment did not show up at first! We are so happy that you came by and hope you enjoy the poems. 🙂
Thanks for being our muse Ally !
Wonderful work, Ally. Inspired by you this morning. Thank you.
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
Thank you so much for the artwork Ally… there are many of us who gets inspired by art…
paul scribbles said:
Evening all…love the prompt…such vibrant images. Just posted and will read and comment as the night unfolds.
Thanks for joining us Paul ~
Hi everyone! I managed to publish and link up my poem on my temperamental Kindle! But it’s taking me so long to type I might have problems commenting. I arrived safely at my daughter’s but it’s soakily drizzly and will continue to do so tomorrow. Will be taking the granddogs for a long walk and going shopping. On Thursday it’ll be movie time! I hope you’re all having a good week.
Cold and dreary here too Kim ~ Enjoy your walk and shopping and movies!
A challenge this was for me indeed. Thank you for pushing me into areas otherwise unseen.
Good for you to take up a challenge ~ I am now hitting the poetry trail ~ Thanks for joining us ~
So glad you were up for the challenge, erbiage. Looking forward to reading it soon. 🙂
I enjoyed Saunder’s art. I am looking at Crossing the River for inspiration.
Hi Frank. Thanks for joining in. I really like that piece as well. Easy to imagine different scenarios and stories….
Hello everyone who may be still stopping in to say hello!
Thanks Grace and Bjorn for covering for me. I am anxious to see what transpires from the artwork.
Ally Saunders was not sure if she could come by right away, but I know she is excited to read our poems! 🙂
Actually she DID stop in. Her comment needed to be approved first by the dVerse admin. Sorry we missed her, but perhaps those coming in late can leave a comment for her above under hers, if they’d like.
I’m in! It’s always interesting being inspired by art, and these are such interesting, layered works. I’m going ot go and do some reading now.
Beautiful word for inspiration and pondering. Thank you, Mish and Ally!
**beautiful WORK**, should read.
And the linky widget has expired. 😦 Sorry I was late. Here’s mine. ❤
Sorry folks I missed the link expiration have been moving continents and it has been a trifle draining. Anyway I did one- just a little late…