The Pain of Making Art


It’s All Connected

tingles and throbs
travel fingers to hand
up an achy arm
down a hot shoulder
to a kink in the neck
attached to a forward
tilted head
what the hand
is making.

Susan Stone copyright 2018


brave hides behind the door


a peek
of me–like
the kitten who
watches the dog
from behind a door.

copyright 2018 Susan Stone

Happy New Year 2018


Last year, next year,
same list year after year.
I’ll eat more broccoli,
and less chocolate and chips.

I’ll be kinder to strangers,
and more patience with family.
I’ll open my eyes to sunrises
and hear beauty in rain.

I’ll sing outside the shower
and paint with bright colors.
I’ll draw and write everyday
even when I have nothing to say.

2017 ends and 2018 begins,
I start this New Year,
with a heart brimming
with good intentions.

Susan Stone copyright 2018

Drawing Faces – Day 3


Drawing Faces – Day 3

lips droop
and eyes cross.
a flat noses flares and wild hair flies.
awhward stares at me
and I am one drawing closer to better.

Susan Stone 

 The challenge:  Draw 30 faces in 30 Days.  I was a portrait photographer for over ten years so faces is natural place for me to start my daily drawing challenge.   My  challenge is to draw and write something everyday.