WELCOME!!! This a monthly Art Challenge for anyone who wants to participate. Each month, I will post a poem written by me, and one or more photos relating to that poem. The photos will serve as reference photos for your artwork, which will be posted on WINDOWS TO THE WORDS ART. See complete guidelines on the right hand side bar. ENJOY!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009


I have always been fascinated by the wrinkles on the faces of old folks. Now that I can see those wrinkles in the mirror every morning, I feel a bit differently. Still fascinated, mind you, but my perspective has changed to beat all get out. Each facial line and crease ,could, if possible, read like a library of emotions...the troubles and pain, the joys and delights, the toil and effort, the stress and temptation....the novel of a life, written in wrinkles instead of words.

So this brings us to this month's challenge.
I received very few submissions for the reference subject, but Liz Holmes provided a couple and I just added to them. I placed four images in this month's challenge for the plain and simple reason of equality...two women and two men. The picture of Willie Nelson has some minimal acknowledgement data on it, but it's a cool reference image. I'm gonna put on "Blue Skies", "You're Were Always on My Mind" and "Poncho and Lefty" and slap the paint on. If Willie has any problems about me using this photo...well, he lives just down the road from me, and can just come over and kick my butt...or sit down and have a cup of coffee.

Anyway, hope to have some good submission
s. This one should be fun. Send me your entries to JPolderndirt2@yahoo.com

by July 1.


  1. OH no! The month flew by and I missed out on the Sunsets. :((((
    This new challenge is just THAT, James! Love the references you furnished.

  2. I just wanted to add that the top two were taken by my good friend Barbara Motter, who kindly let me submit them for the challenge. Liz

  3. okay, well, i don't really paint people, but, i am accepting the challenge! the top two photos spoke to me. the woman actually made me think of the wrinkles in my great grandmother's face.

  4. Liana -She is sweet isn't she. Barbara took the photo in Russia.