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My Paintings Call My Name

My art delights me, covers my walls.
Smiling, dancing, laughing magical beings.
Reminding me how much I love to choose colors.
Appreciated by no one as much as myself.

Proud neon colors saturate my house,
My artwork is in nearly every room,
Each room a challenge. Which one is the best?
Which one would I choose for painting of the week?

I am obsessed with the pure joy and excitement
I receive as I choose my colors, plowing through my paints.
I know exactly what color each bottle and squeeze tube makes.
Happily painting my whimsical creatures, I am choosy about it.

Almost every painting includes a woman, and I start with her eyes.
Every single time, drawing the two orbs first, or one if I want her
To appear to be looking sideways.  Every single time. No exceptions.
I have never begun a painting that did not start with the eyes.

Pirates, dragons, unicorns, faeires, elves, and mushroom houses 
Laugh at me from my covered walls. Seventy’s peace sign and hippies.
In hip-hugging bell bottoms, are burning their bras in my living room.
They make me happy, and they make me laugh. They are whimsical.

Ladybugs, peacocks, tulips, flower gardens, lily of the valley, horses too.
My art delights me, brings my mood from minus twelve to one hundred and sixty.
In a few minutes, I can take an empty canvas and turn it into an original piece
Distinctly mine, I doubt I have to sign them. They all call my name, and loudly.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/11/2019 5:08:00 PM
LOVE and FAV this! I doubt you would have to sign your poetry either, because it is so beautifully YOU, my friend! I smiled when I read the part about your hippies burning their bras in your living room! hahahaha (This raised my mood, too!)
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 2/12/2019 12:38:00 PM
I believe you (but I'd love to see it anyway)! ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 6:30:00 PM
I can send you a photo of that one if you want. It is no exaggeration.
Date: 2/11/2019 4:55:00 PM
First of all, I had to "Fav"; too whimsical to not, "fav". Second, you begin with the eyes; eyes being the, "windows of the soul", don't you think they know who Mom is when they look back at her? Now, have I blown your mind?
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 6:31:00 PM
Yes, I do think you are right. Being the MOM of all of these paintings. I am suddenly wanting to snap some of them up and make them better, and make them behave this time!
Date: 2/11/2019 3:23:00 AM
Pity we don't live near. You would have taught me painting.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/11/2019 7:25:00 AM
If you ever want a plane ride. I cannot ride on a plane, too much inactivity.
Date: 2/10/2019 7:29:00 PM
Great picture of the way you do your art. It is always a persons eyes that I look at first, one finds so much of a story from a persons eyes. You must be a wonderful artist Caren. Have a great day, my friend...Peter
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 8:50:00 PM
I am a terrific cartoonist. My art is all cartoons and most of them wild women - pirates, witches, faeries, dragon tamers, and warrior women. I cannot wait to get to the painting part. Adding the color is wonderfully fun!
Date: 2/10/2019 6:23:00 PM
Sounds lovely! I like how you start with the eyes! That’t the feature I always notice!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 8:51:00 PM
I cannot believe there is no way I can start with anything else. My ONLY rut, I do believe.
Date: 2/10/2019 6:02:00 PM
Ms. Caren, Your spirit reminds me of someone that was very dear to me. I can see her in your writing and your soul's voice. I love the heart you put into your writing. This is beautiful. We are connected by art and poetry. Congratulations on being ranked #1 on the Top 100 Premium Poets. You are amazing! xo B
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 8:52:00 PM
I have no idea what that is, but I am indeed honored. The anniversary of my first year on this site is coming up _ February 15th, next Saturday, and one of my children's birthdays is my first year here. Thank you for telling me.
Date: 2/10/2019 5:41:00 PM
You are a great artist, so I can see why your walls sing your praise , love it
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/10/2019 8:53:00 PM
Thank you Pixie. You have riled up Trixie, and her head is gettijng so big, I will be lucky if I can coax her out of this room tonight!