By Judy Davies, Gautier, MS
An intricate pen and ink drawing hangs in our entrance hall;
It defines our home as welcoming to artists one and all.
The canvas is always ready, the mission always clear,
An atmosphere for creativity is allowed to flourish here.
Precision and patience work magic in clay and in stone.
Potters fashion their clay; sculptors chip away at unknown.
The artist is poised with his brush in hand,
“Bring the canvas to life” is his internal command.
The composer refines sound using car and electronics,
Stringing together pitch sets, notes and harmonics.
Sensitive creativity and originality he must release
Providing the framework for each masterpiece.
Dancers develop poise in body with purposefulness,
From plié to pointe, the embodiment of gracefulness.
Dancing with abandon, each performance flawless,
Speaking through motion, the epitome of artfulness
Through prose and poetry the writer’s feelings are heard
As he hones his craft of the written word.
Drawing in his reader, giving voice through technique,
With spirit and soul his art form must speak.
Whether captured in clay, on canvas or in stone,
Via music, dance or simply words alone,
The creative process brings new life to our health
When we hunger for culture, not just monetary wealth.
Each form of artistry plays a critical part,
Each displays vision through its own brand of art.
Absence of the arts points us down a black hole,
The essence of art is it enriches the soul.