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In The Minds Eye

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.

"In The Mind's Eye"  1-19-2021  Pen/Ink

"In The Mind's Eye" 1-19-2021 Pen/Ink

In The Mind's Eye

In my mind's eye, I see dancing shapes. They twist and turn and create images. Faces, Dragons, Snakes, Landscapes, Life, and Death.

I feel the energy flow from my fingertip to the pen. Moving in a way I have no control over. Creating images I've never seen before, but are still somehow familiar to me.

The images my mind creates feel alien to me. Yet they flow through me with ease. To the pen and down to the canvas, creating something strange and beautiful.

Sometimes I wonder if it's me that controls the pen or the pen that controls me. Either way, I know something amazing is about to happen when I hold it.

No mistakes, no worries. Just the pen, the image, and me.

© 2021 Jason Nicolosi


Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on February 07, 2021:

Thank you so much for your wounderful comment Alyssa. I appreciate it. Also thanks for the praise about my artwork. Im glad you enjoyed it. Stay safe.

Alyssa from Ohio on January 31, 2021:

Your words are beautiful, Jason, and perfectly describe how I feel when I'm in the zone writing. As always, I'm blown away by your artwork. What an interesting and unique piece!

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on January 23, 2021:

Thanks, you Linda. A pleasure to have your thoughtful and lovely comments. I truly appreciate it.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on January 23, 2021:

You’ve shared some lovely art and a lovely description, Jason.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on January 23, 2021:

Thanks, Pam. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I appreciate your comment. Stay safe and be well!

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on January 23, 2021:

Thanks, Lora. I'm glad to see your comment! I hope all is well and you're staying safe. I enjoyed drawing the image and I'm happy you like it as well. Have a great day. I appreciate it!

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on January 23, 2021:

Thanks, John. I enjoy drawing that style of imagery. It's like entertainment for me. I have been drawing in general since I was five but drawing things of that nature since high school.

Lora Hollings on January 23, 2021:

Nice work, Jason. You certainly ask an interesting question in your poem. It could be that some of the creative work that we produce is guided by our subconscious. And I really love your image!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 23, 2021:

I like the message in this poem, and the pen is mighty for sure. It was very enjoyable to read, Jason.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on January 23, 2021:

That is quite an amazing pen and ink drawing, Jason. I sometimes draw random stuff like that not knowing where my pen will take me. The result always surprises. It suits the text perfectly, or vice versa.

Jason Nicolosi (author) from AZ on January 23, 2021:

Thank you very much, Ruby. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I appreciate your comment. Have a wonderful day.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 23, 2021:

The pen is a powerful tool, as well as the mind. We can use it for good or evil. I liked this very much.

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