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The Frugal Artist

How I love, just to create; making things, with wire and other old scraps. Settling on a design, I will make it to sell, but my accounting’s not quite straight. I’ll begin my project, straight away; what I create, I hope to sell. I build an armature, of wire and follow my design; there are always many scraps. I keep my scraps, well managed; so that they are straight. I have so many designs and little time left, to create. I love to work with wire; earning money, when it sells. When my creations do not sell, I’ll deconstruct them, for scraps. I use pliers, on the wires, to get them straight enough, to create all new designs. When other artists design, creations they will sell; they too, create from old scraps. I don’t know if they straighten Out and reuse their wire. I go buy and use their wire, in my new designs. Running out, I’ll call them, straight away to see if, scraps, they’ll sell. I’ll straighten out those crinkled scraps and enjoy the act of creating. Many artists, toss away, the wire that’s not straight. I’m out to earn with my designs and save money on scraps. I truly enjoy selling; earning money, with what I create.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 4/19/2019 2:33:00 AM
What a wonderful sestina! I am getting more glimpses into your artistic self by the second; you are on a "tear" today, and it is pretty wonderful, my friend!
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M. L. Kiser
Date: 4/19/2019 4:47:00 AM
Well thank you.
Date: 4/18/2019 3:04:00 PM
My sincere compliments to you MLK for being the artist you are. Some glimpses of your talent in this poem..creating something from nothing!
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M. L. Kiser
Date: 4/18/2019 3:06:00 PM
Thanks so much, Vijay.