Art & Poetry

ART inspires ART!   Today I would like to share a personal expample with you.

I am completely honored that my own art has inspired my friend (and published author) Rose Firestone. Over the years Rose has completed several “Creative Imagery” poems in response to my landscape paintings. She has captured with her alluring words what these paintings represent in her mind.

With pleasure and gratitude I am sharing this combination of my art and her poetry for the first time here today! Thank you Rose!

For more information on Rose and her books visit her website here and her Lulu Storefront here.


every thing has its time and space
every thing has its own balance and place
but some times
some things
………………are just………. almost

not quite here
not quite there
not quite seen
not quite heard
not quite morning
not quite night
not quite dull
not quite bright

like time
just hanging
on the brink
on the edge
of the possibility
that maybe
just maybe
it may be something more
than just


Fence Posts

its coming
the time when seasons change
when life reforms itself
into all it needs to be

shadows kiss the ground
below these old posts
as they stand

like hands once stretched
then dropped
by children waiting in line
eager to grasp their future
these posts
stride the road
waiting for confirmation
with great expectations


Follow Me Through the Woods

sun bursts
chase the fog
as it spills
from behind the trees

shadows follow
under branching arms
cradling a passage

stillness echoes
in quiet breezes
as it accompanies my footsteps onward

my journey
through the woods
brings me full circle
and as i see myself from both ends
peace swallows me whole

as i follow myself through the woods
i know where i am going


Gone Fishing

life begins and ends
at the far end of the pier

feet dangle
and sway
back and forth
in a lazy unrealized motion

hook drops low
and bate wiggles down
into the blue ocean curls

as gentle waves
rock in tune with nearing fish fins
the day begins

morning peeks over the hills
greeting fish and fisherman alike
and peace and serenity flourish
as the catch or the day
is reeled


North Carolina Sundown

its almost here
but not quite…………..

the hour
when time escapes through the clouds
and gently pushes tomorrow forward
bringing with it quiet persuasions of reminiscent dreams
is nearing

the sun
has tumbled down
lighting its own way home
through the brilliant sky
it lays it self to sleep
beneath the deep radiant waves……………….
the ocean swallows the glow
keeping it safe till morning………….
the hour is almost here
as time
once again
waits in silence
for tomorrow……….for more time



  1. judyt
    July 8, 2011

    WOW!! What a wonderful combination of artist and writer!! The words and paintings are a perfect fit!! Love it!! I hope to see more in the future.

  2. ChristineB
    July 9, 2011

    Oh Jeniffer, oh Jeniffer, Jeniffer – what can I say? This must be my favouritist (new word) blog post EVER!!!! Oh oh oh!!!! The combination of your stunning paintings and Rose’s beautiful beautiful poetry just takes my breath away. I would say it leaves me speechless… but I am rarely speechless as you know lol!! But metaphorically speechless .. yes! Please please do more of this together, bind it all up into a book and I will be in the front of the queue to buy a copy. Truly truly truly….. STUNNING!!! (Total meltdown into puddle on floor and needs to be carried off on a stretcher to recover!!)

  3. Lisa Marie Tsering
    July 9, 2011

    What a great collaboration!

  4. Jeniffer
    July 9, 2011

    Thank you all for your enthusiastic, heart felt replies!

  5. rose firestone
    July 9, 2011

    thank you all for your wonderful words…my heart is warm and my heart full……..and thank you jeniffer for all your wonderful paintings to inspire me to find the words….

  6. Natasha
    July 11, 2011

    Jeniffer and Rose, this is absolutely sensational work!! Jeniffer your images – especially Follow Me Through the Woods – are filled with colors that elicit powerful emotion and imaginings. Rose’s words match that intensity within that piece while in others where your paintings call to mind the feel of peace, Rose’s words create this foundation of peace and quiet. I absolutely love the combination of art and poetry here…I’m so deeply inspired I am not only going to share this work I am going to go and create! Thank you for this gift from the both of you!!

    1. Jeniffer
      July 11, 2011

      Natasha thanks so much for stopping by to read this post. I thought you would appreciate it!

      I’d love to see what it inspires you to create 🙂

  7. tami
    July 11, 2011

    Jennifer and Rose – what a perfectly beautiful combination of image and word! Oh my goodness, I will have to come back and read this often – it is gorgeous!

  8. Bill Shelley
    February 19, 2012

    After speaking with you I had forgotten what true friendship really is.
    Facsimiles at best over the years, you brought a smile to my face,
    which hadn’t been seen for a few years.
    Enjoy your work and life’s pleasures.


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