A poem inspired by art I did with my students yesterday in my Figure and Nature class at the Evanston Art Center.
© 2016 Michelle Kogan
I find solace in making art
an indescribable refuge,
absorbed in only creating,
my batteries auto recharge.
Energy continues for hours . . .
It spikes my sensitivity,
sharpens my acumen, and brings
unexpected aha moments.
Actions of creating beget
more creating, and more and more.
An inner calm, and excitement
coexist, euphoria perhaps.
Coming down, slowly, gently. It’s
time to embrace what lies ahead.
But hold on to this inner sense
of solace to guide the mundane.