by Emily H. Sturgill 5/7/2015
the colors on the backdrop
on my mind’s eye’s canvas
they run into an abstract painting.
they run into an abstract painting
a painting that burns & glows
within a dimly lit soul.
What question did you just ask?
Why do these colors bleed and run?
I do not own the why
i just know when they
i become undone.
Art Makes me feel Everything-
Art makes me
Art makes me
Art makes me…
Art makes me…
do so many things,
I would have never done
if i kept the art bottled up
up inside, deep inside my
somewhat fragile & broken
Art makes me..
Art makes me
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‘The Art Therapist’ recalled putting picture pieces together, the light of hope and joy. Shadows carved out of Oak trees. The transformation of mood that meditation can’t achieve: ‘Music Therapy’. “Art Has Left The Building’ tells of the disappearance of inspiration.
‘Yesterdays Flowers'(theme): Flowers blooming secrets in the brittle dryness of winter.
‘She’ who loved Christmas, making cards and calligraphy writing. A loving memorial tribute poem of Ms. Sturgill’s mother.
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Blending into another form: Random (abstract) Art is illustrated with a bold striking zig-zag painting and another smoother swirl of abstract design. Sturgill explains how (in therapeutic art) emotions color the canvas, the healing that often takes place without the necessity of either the written or spoken word.
“Play Me” a poem of the readiness of musical instruments on standby, is illustrated with clip-art of a violin.
Inspired by the song “Sober” by pop vocalist Pink: “A Pink Poem” is of avoiding the decent into madness that leads to a hospital psychiatric ward. The poem “Love Letter” returns back to the expression of the written word.
Favorite Art Works: ~ Colorful Collage * mixed media 2013 ~ Zentangle * pen/ink drawing 2013 ~ Zentangle #2 * pen/ink drawing 2013 ~ The Peacock * acrylic/mixed media 2012.
All men are creative, but few are artists. ~ Paul Goodman ~
Emily Sturgill M.Ed studied art education and therapy at Wayne State University, Detroit MI, where she lives with her husband and pet family.
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I am excited about the new Anthology project “Dredging up Demeter.”An Autumn Anthology.2014
But we still do not have enough poets entered! We need about 15 more! Deadline to enter is Dec 1st, 2014. To enter just email me a poem to one of the above emails. Check this site for other posts regarding THEMES.
Thank you and have a blessed Saturday night! Enjoy your weekend folks!
The price tag of Positivity
by Emily Sturgill August 5, 2014
They say-only think
the shiny sparkle
of happy silver shiny
So I in turn
turn my Anger
focusing the pointy
raw sharp knife edges,
into my own Soul.
I bury this Anger
I have not got a clue
where does it go?
but it does not stay
the buddha once said,
Life is suffering
and to this I do
When things are happiest
and seem perfect,
you know that deep down
sooner or later
richer or poorer,
its going to end.
And if we don’t allow
our Big and Wide enough Hearts
to contain Sorrow-
how will Joy ever slip in?
Seeking inspiration, I stumble among
my large book collection.
I pick one up-flip through a few pages- and find this:
“I take the pieces of my brokenness and I create something new and meaningful. I offer this wisdom to others. Now I understand that my very brokenness is my connection to the unbroken whole.”
(Straub.Gail.(2001) Circle of Compassion-Meditations for Caring-for self and for the world. page 86. Journey Editions: Boston:MA.)
I ponder Ms. Straub’s meditation. It seems to me that in so many places, I
struggle with my brokenness. I stitch it together these shards of fragile self, like shards of broken glass.
I weave my brokenness into a sweater. I keep myself warm for more stormy weather.
How can I use my scars to heal myself?
How can I use my scars to heal others?
Is empathy always a two-bladed sword-if I feel for you, for your pain, am I also stabbing myself,
at least a small bit in my big and wounded heart?
And yet, I cannot stop it.
This endless sea of empathy.
I want to help everybody I meet.
I want to be useful, and unique.
I want to be the one who bandages others, comforts them, encourages them.
Yet, I wondered how can I reach outwards with my heart,
giving of myself-while I still bleed of emotions from time to time?
Is it right? Is it practical? Can I sacrifice my sorrows-just to give to,
someone else, a blessed and happy tomorrow?
Today is a day unlike any other.
I am going to give an Artist Talk,
this evening-on what it means
to recover, from mental illness.
How art has helped me,
lead my way through darken tunnels,
and skies of Gray.
I might briefly, mention the Muse
of Poetry and all that she means to me.
Both the poems and the artwork,
help to sustain me.
They are in infinite ways
a course of my own-self-therapy.
It is hard to explain in words,
yet words will do.
The importance of self-expression,
in grasping slender shards of
To take it altogether,
the art and the poetry,
to show where I’ve sewn it altogether,
the seams stitched tightly-
to hold me together
in an Epiphany of normalcy…
how do I sum up
something which contains
my entire soul,