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Friday, September 07, 2007

Writing at Sunday Scribblings


Reading, writing, listening and art are so closely related it's hard for me to delineate where one starts and another leaves off. Oftentimes, I stop one process to begin another.

It surprises me to write something and, before the day is out, find that whatever 'original' thought or word I wrote turns up in a similar context by another writer. Or colors I choose for fractals or watercolors are those I see during the day.

Today, by accident and good fortune, I discovered the writings of Wendy Videlock. After reading as much of her internet poetry as I could find, I listened to several podcasts which included her work. In fact, I listened to one particular poem non-stop for an hour. Her style is different than any I've heard recently.

By then, my mind was reeling and the need to write overwhelmed me but nothing I wrote is earthshaking or even mediocre. But I haven't given up. I'll read, listen, write and paint/design again. Each action is inseparable as well as a learning process.




Thank you for sharing the Sunday Scribblings!

25 comments:

Gill said...

I must look Wendy Videlock up on the net. You are so creative, don't give up!

Jo said...

Firstly I love the painting -- what talents you have! Though I relate to the sentiments here, I can't imagine you writing something mediocre. Your

pigment's no trade
for pitch-dark nights
partial days

is with me still!

gautami said...

"....read, listen, write and paint/design ...Each action is inseparable as well as a learning process."

You are truly blessed for having so many talents.

Olsum's Diary said...

I like your determination! It inspires your reader. Yay!!! Go Go Go!!! Never give up!

Stacy said...

I so agree about the connection between writing, reading, and listening.

Regina Clare Jane said...

I have never heard of Wendy! Off to find out about her now!
I am always stirred by your writing and it's interesting how writing initiates or continues the creative process for you! You have more than one way to express yourself!

GreenishLady said...

I love those little synchronicities when I find another writer has used a variation on an image, or a word that had captured my attention also. My doubting self wonders have I inadvertently picked it up somewhere in the past, but my trusting self believes it just shows that we are both in tune with the same energies at play in the world, and that feels good.

And on mediocity: It's not to be sneezed at. Van Gogh pointed out that it takes a lot of hard work and practice to become even a mediocre painter. I figure if he thought it was worth the effort, I might as well keep trying too!

Brian said...

I am always interested in the creative processes of others. They are so different from mine.

joezul said...

I do agree with you. As it is, poetry is written in so many ways that sometimes the word looks almost the same. In this case, I guess it's what it actually means that really makes the difference.

You are very talented with your writings and art pieces. Wish I had these kind of talents too. :)

Left-handed Trees... said...

I love when I stumble across things that feed my work...such a good feeling!
Love,
D.

M Pritchard said...

I love your writing. It is full of feelings, conveyed like a verbal painting. Magical and earthy at the same time.
And yes, painting often inspires me to write, or writing to paint.

Jone said...

"stop one process to begin another." I do that with writing and beading sometimes. Lovely poece. I will need to look up Wendy Videlock.

Patois said...

I'm with you in the surprise in stumbling upon another's posting that seems in step with mine. I'm always delighted when that happens.

lisrobbe said...

Nice post! I will look Wendy Videlock up on the internet. Your post has given me a great perspective on the creative process that others go through. Mine seems to change with the wind and what inspires me.

Wenda said...

My first time here to feast on your creativity ... thanks to Sunday Scribblings ... I'll be back for more.

Fledgling Poet said...

Your painting is beautiful! And I love it when I read the writings of someone else and become completely inspired...it's such a wonderful feeling.

Matthew said...

Interesting how words and images get reflected back from the world around us. I always appreciate your way of communicating the simple truths.

me said...

I agree, words, listening, art..they are closely related and they do blend well :)
sounds like you have a very fertile mind!

Rob Kistner said...

Visiting your blog is always a pleasure... and Wendy is an interesting poet. Thank you for making her known to me! ;)

Kel x said...

Thank you Sue for stopping by my blog and allowing me to find yous. You are so right to continue creating, we only find our voice by speaking with it. I love your simplicity Haiku - I will print it out for my journal I think.

Lucy said...

How wonderful that you enjoy so many artistic outlets! Love the way those soft lilac flowers dance across the corner of your beautiful painting. thanks for visiting me today which led me to your creative world. :)

nonizamboni said...

We certainly are all connected, aren't we. So true that our creative as well as normal actions become inseparable at some point. Thanks so much for visiting my site and for your kind words. I'll look forward to reading more of your Scribblings.
p.s. I'm originally from Pocatello and my husband was born and raised in Cd'A--God's country for sure!

tongue in cheek said...

Your soul is that of a writer, it hears, smells, taste, feels, sees the words. As you said they are woven together.

Marie said...

Much as you absorbed a poet's words, we absorb your beautiful artwork...both your art and your haiku as inspiring...so you're keeping the energy flowing.

thanks for visiting me!

Frances said...

I am looking forward to reading/hearing Wendy's work.
I thoroughly enjoyed your post.
I often alternate between reading, writing and working on my photography - it's all part of my big picture.
See you next week.
Frances