Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday Feature Artist ~ Kelly Letky

I am thrilled to introduce a blogger, with whom we must all be familiar, as our feature artist this weekend.

Portrait of the Artist
Kelly Letky

Kelly Letky is a freelance graphic artist, poet, gardener, photographer, writer, jewelry designer, wife, mother, sister, daughter, crazy cat lady, friend, runner, and knitter, not necessarily in that order. She lives with her husband, three cats and one dog in the rural countryside of Farmington, NY, beneath a big blue bowl of sky, and enjoys not-nearly-often-enough visits from their three grown children. You can find her writing at Mrs Mediocrity & The Blue Muse.

If you have ever enjoyed a visit to one of Kelly's blogs, you may have come across her amazing fine art photography, as I did, and seen for yourself how poetic vision can be transformed into visual imagery. I asked Kelly if she would be prepared to share a few of her images with us in The Imaginary Garden, and she has generously obliged. More of her outstanding photography can be viewed at Etsy: Blue Muse Fine Art.

November Sky
© Kelly Letky

"I am always, always seeking out the beauty that life holds. These images are just a little of what I have found."

Dance with the Ghosts of Tomorrow
© Kelly Letky

Through the Looking Glass
© Kelly Letky

The Road to Somewhere
© Kelly Letky

Riptide
© Kelly Letky


Straight Down Rain Falling ...
© Kelly Letky
All images are used with permission. 

Our challenge today is entirely open-ended in terms of execution. Simply select an image which inspires you and write a new poem! You may also choose a different image from those shown here, by following the Etsy link above.

Please remember to acknowledge the name of the artist and provide a link back to her Blue Muse blog or Etsy page.


20 comments:

Heaven said...

Kelly images are superb as well as her writing ~ Thanks for featuring her work Kerry ~

Grace

Kerry O'Connor said...

I find her images poignantly beautiful! Please feel free to write to more than one, if so inspired.

hedgewitch said...

I have always admired Kelly's poetry, and her photography is a joy. Thanks for featuring her, Kerry, and thanks to Kelly for sharing her images. Off to see what I can do.

grapeling said...

One of my favorite artists - glad to see Kelly featured here ~

Mama Zen said...

Kelly is a spectacular poet and photographer!

Poet Laundry said...

I am a huge fan of Kelly's poetry and photography. Her work is at the top of my list of online favorites. I'll have to see if I can come up with something for this.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

It seems I'm not the only fan of Kelly's poetry and creativity. She's an amazing artist with an incredibly beautiful voice and eye.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Love the colors and texture of "Dance with the Ghosts of Tomorrow."

Susan said...

I miss Kelly's poems. I see a bit of them if her photography.

Margaret said...

I follow her work and adore her photos and poetry. Thank you!

Hannah said...

Gratitude to you, Kerry, for bringing us this artist and thank you, Kelly, for sharing your talents with us!

Hannah said...

I hope it's okay I posted two?! I found another image on Kelly's site that wouldn't stop feeding me lines! :)

Thank you again!

mood wings said...

Kelly, you are insanely talented. I've been perusing your artwork for at least an hour now.

Björn Rudberg said...

Wonderful poetry and images.. Kelly, I will try to write one later today.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@ Hannah I also want to write to more than one of these amazing pictures. And there is always OLM tomorrow if anyone would like to return to Kelly's art.

mrs mediocrity said...

Thank you all so very much for your incredibly kind comments, I am blushing all over the place here!

Joining in on the fun today with a new poem, and looking forward to checking out your responses!

And thank you, Kerry, for inviting me for this lovely feature!

xoxo

Marian said...

wonderful!

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautiful Photos

consciouscacophony said...

Kelly creates such gorgeous, emotionally evocative photography!

manicddaily said...

Beautiful photos, Kelly. I was out of commission this weekend, but these are beautiful, and maybe I can come in very belatedly. Thanks for sharing them. k.