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Topic: Art (01/18/07)
- TITLE: Artistic License
By David F. Palmieri Sr.
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My minds dictionary describes art as “an act of creating something beautiful.” Using nothing, but a God given talent and a desire, an artist might paint a picture, form a sculpture, write a song, a poem, a story, or perform a dance. I also think that an artist is inspired, by a love in their heart, to express their feelings, beliefs, and passions in a, touchable, visible, or audible manner.
I describe myself as a writer-wanna-be, another word conjured up in my mind, and authenticated by numerous critiques lovingly sent my way. I say that tongue in cheek and often find myself chastised for doing so. I also have the gift, and hindrance, of humor. A serious topic, such as this one, is exhausting for me. Setting aside the amusing thoughts that flood my mind requires more energy than is usually expected of me when writing. I create, I express, and I love doing it. I believe that combination, according to my interpretation, makes me an artist.
I am reminded of another artist. Using nothing but a God given talent, and desire, He expresses his love and passion.
He painted a world with just words as his brush.
He formed Him a man from a handful of dust.
A companion he sculpted from a rib of the man.
He became my Redeemer, the Awesome, I AM.
He constructed a poem, birds, bees, and trees.
He wrote a great song, and He gave it to me.
He wrote “The Old Story”, which he told me to share.
He gave joy to dance, now he’s gone, left me here.
All things considered I remain a wanna-be. Fatigued from this task near completion I anxiously anticipate returning to my humor. According to my opening statement, I believe that after finishing this article, I may have achieved the status of an artist. There’s one thing that I believe though without a doubt. When I look at these words that I’ve written, knowing what I believe, I’ve come to quite an unforeseen conclusion. I am a work of art!
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