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My Other Art — What feeds your soul?
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Night before last, I had to take some pictures of paintings/drawings I’ve done this past year for my local art guild’s brochure. We’re doing a studio tour this fall. I’ll sell my paintings (I hope) and my jewelry. I hope to have some mosaic and altered art jewelry boxes by then, too. I thought I’d share some of my photos. They suck—the pictures. So does the art work, but I’m learning. As you can tell, I’m not a photographer, and I didn’t have a lot of time to set things up. Every one of them has the flash from the camera in the glass. *sigh*

But I’m sharing because we all need creative outlets—something that feeds our souls or calms us—whether it’s creating a garden or a lovely meal. And since I have a black thumb and burn Campbell’s soup, I choose these things. What things feed your soul?

These are supposed to be poppies…



I like apples, but it was boring when I finished it, so I flicked my brush at it…


I zentangled a pear then used watercolor pencils to paint it…



More poppies. I like them. I might paint more. And no, I’m not bored of them yet…



Hey, I framed this one myself, too! I call it, “Feed Me, Seymour!” Get it? Little Shop of Horrors...


6 comments to “My Other Art — What feeds your soul?”

  1. Mina Gerhart
    · May 5th, 2015 at 7:06 am · Link

    Very cool paintings Delilah,
    I LOVE the pear & “Feed Me Seymore ”
    I’m not a painter but singing, gardening and crafting feed my soul. I’m in 2 local choruses, 1 my church choir & the other we travel & sing where ever we are requested. Blue Mountain Heritage Chorus sang on Sunday to help celebrate Belleman’s Church celebrate it’s 250th anniversary. We got to sing in the OLD church, early 1800’s, with it’s awesome acoustics & history.
    Mindy 🙂

  2. Delilah
    · May 5th, 2015 at 8:38 am · Link

    Mindy, how I wish I could sing!! How awesome would it be to open your mouth and let go and not have it sound like a croak or nails screeching on a chalkboard?! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Missi Metz
    · May 5th, 2015 at 11:17 am · Link

    Those look great. My other outlet is cross stitch and needlepoint. I know that brings to mind either a little old lady in a rocking chair or some pioneer women but I have been doing it since I was 25.

  4. Pat Freely
    · May 5th, 2015 at 8:57 pm · Link

    Clowning and making people laugh feeds my soul. BTW love your paintings

  5. Pansy Petal
    · May 5th, 2015 at 9:41 pm · Link

    Thank you for sharing your art. I love the apple with the paint splatter. That added touch finished the picture just right, as far as I am concerned. I love it. What feeds my soul? Surprisingly, I have found great joy in reading wonderful books, then sharing my thoughts on them. Never thought of myself as a reviewer, but it seems to be working for me. Who knew? I am also crafty. Love to knit, crochet, cross stitch, and occasionally quilt. All things passed to me by grandmothers. What a delight to continue their legacies and maybe, hopefully, some day pass it on too.

  6. ButtonsMom2003
    · May 6th, 2015 at 11:38 pm · Link

    I don’t have a creative bone in my body and I so admire people like you who do. I guess my creative outlet would be reading and reviewing. I also enjoy helping others with their computer software and hardware problems. This helps to keep my skills up since retiring from IT work 3 years ago.

    Thank you for sharing your art.

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