Relating to The Education of a Poet

A poem I wanted to share but it's not mine: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178169

It's called The Education of a Poet. Written by Leslie Monsour, ©2000.
I don't know where I originally found this poem, it's printed out on an old sheet of paper with half an essay by Ted Kooser. It was probably from an English course so long ago.

Sadly, I can relate to the piece all too well. So many days I wake up eager to create... something, anything! But I sit down to my tools, and lose all motivation. Sometimes for no reason at all. Then I start questioning the point of what I do. Why do I do it? Does anyone care? Am I even doing it for the right reasons? What are the right reasons? Does any of it even matter?

Then, instead of being productive and creative, I surf the web admiring the art of others. Clearly, I think too much.


Facebook Giveaway WINNER!

Tiffany has won our Spring Giveaway! Let's hear it for Tiffany! You can see the official posts here, at the Mallow Facebook page.

Here, we have an in-progress shot from last night. Giraffe is still needs a bit of work, then the fun-coats and magnets will be applied before we call 'em finished. I'm very happy so far!

And, since this giveaway went so well, I'll be expanding the next giveaway a little bit. Which will be in June, by the by, to celebrate another milestone that's coming up! Subscribe to the newsletter to hear about it before it hits the website!


Facebook Giveaway!

That's right, I'm doing a giveaway on Facebook! Just hit 130 Facebook fans and spring is finally getting here, so I thought it a great time to do one. Also, it's been too long since I've done any giveaways.

So... if you want in head on over to the Marshamallow Surprise! Facebook page, like or comment the official giveaway post to enter, then be patient — the drawing is being held next Thursday (March 27). The deadline to enter is Wednesday, March 26!

What do you win?! A set of three 2" magnet paintings! With original art! Here's a sketch of what they'll look like and the basic run-down (I have to buy the canvas for them, I ran out).

Also, here's a link to the official rules and T's & C's.


Acen Art: Ten Tickles!

4"x4" acrylic on canvas.

This one didn't turn out quite as anticipated, but I really like the little purple marshmallow octopus. And I love the background.

So... how many tickles to make an octopus laugh?

Acen Art: Green Dragon Mallow

Another little 4"x4" acrylic on canvas for Acen 2014 Art Show!

Happy little green dragon marshmallow with pearlescent pink spikes!