Sunday, March 16, 2014

I Got Nothing...

Tess at Magpie Tales presents a creative challenge each week.  I truly tried.  I believe my creativeness is on spring break.
Feast in the House of Simon, 1610, El Greco 

Sometimes art sings to me
And fills me full of words
Although the painting's lovely
My eye went to the robes
Instead of guests for dinner
I see material for curtains
Strips for a quilt
Yards for any project
But then I'm filled with guilt.
I do admire the painting
But I can't forget the quilt.

34 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the chuckle. :)

Kathe W. said...

good one! Made me look again!

Sandra said...

I looked again to. and i don't see the quilt OR anything i could write... nada nary none nil

Dana Dampier said...

Words haven't been flowing for me lately either... but I admire your creativeness in attempting to overcome it! Great poem!

Willow said...

I always love the twist you put on things .lol

Brian Miller said...

ha. at first i did not know what the top was...cool how you went where your eye was drawn...i love the textures...and light...it looks like a lightning bolt between them...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I LOVE that you look at the painting and see the potential for a quilt. Absolutely love it!

The Blog of Bee said...

At the moment I am stumped and nothing, absolutely nothing comes to mind! But you reached in and pulled out the quilt.... a really pretty quilt!

Berowne said...

Sharp and sly; well done.

Michaele said...

That is a really beautiful painting. I would have had trouble trying to write anything that wouldn't take away from it's beauty. Your twist on it was good.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Can't blame you- that's where my eyes went also! But you pulled it off-perfectly!

Magaly Guerrero said...

It must be one of those pieces that makes us think of something else. When I saw it, I thought of vegetarianism (I know, strange). And the way you cropped made me think of a storm in someone's dress!

"curtains," storms, "quilt."

Linda Wildenstein said...

Hew damn Haw......I love it. You got a whole lotta something as far as I'm concerned. Quilt, I see quilt.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That's so funny :)
Lynne x

A Quiet Corner said...

LOL!!! Only you, Gail...only you!...:)JP

SK Waller said...

For nothing, that's quite a lot!

Kathryn said...

I love the way your mind works, my visits here usually give me a good giggle.

McGuffy Ann said...

Nicely, honestly done. I am sure that God is fine with that.

Lynne said...

Well you brought a smile or two in the process!

Helena said...

You really don't have anything to feel quilty about.....or do you??

LoL......thanks for the giggle!

LindaG said...

Haha. You did great, Gail!
And the quilt is more useful than the painting. ;-)

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love the way you see things, it makes perfectly good sense to me, and I do think it's a compliment to the artist that those gowns were painted with such color, light, and draping that the fabric seemed very rich and real. What a lovely quilt they would make! This made me smile, Gail thinking of ways to make something useful for her home. :-)

Mama Zen said...

Just between you and me . . . I'd rather have the quilt.

Saucy Kodz said...

For someone that said "got nothing", it turned out to be 'QUITE SOMETHING" - I hear you, when you say "Art sings to you"....every picture tells a story. Like :)

Teresa Coltrin said...

Nothing? I think you got something. You know, I think quilts are paintings. So I see it!

Sue said...

Your "nothing" is always worth "something" to me.
And this is no exception!

=)

DesertHen said...

The colorful robes are the best part of the painting! And that quilt would be nice indeed!

Betty Manousos said...

thanks for the laughs.

have a great week ahead~

Cait O'Connor said...

I can only say you did well or well done!

Tess Kincaid said...

I want one of those satiny robes...

Belva Rae Staples said...

Quilts are important. Good writing.

Michael said...

haha. enough of your mothergooseries

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, I enjoyed this I chuckle, without one bit of guilt, hehehehe, and I will find a use for any quilt!

~T~ said...

He did a great job with the fabric, didn't he? I'd rather sew it than paint it, myself.