Scherzo (acrylic poured on canvas) by Suzanne LaFleur, used by permission of artist


Sprawling surface awaits her first pour
Thirsty for colors to caress
Thick acrylic syrup on parched canvas

Today is a lively melange
Cobalt and crimson, a bit of honey
In her mind, they crackle with life

Red tastes of ripest berries…
That lovely boulangerie last fall
as she lounged by the Seine

Blue, that glass sculpture, sheer perfection
She spent an hour gazing at the world
through its evening light

To be inside her head as she creates…

She is Artiste (Personified)
Effortless, this, while others bend over backwards to
pursue The Image

Her chiffon scarf danced between us
as we glided arm in arm down Julia Street
searching for abstracts, finding
last-minute Basquiats
Too much art, not enough time

New Yorker and European
by taste and by temperament
Awards are nice
but she thrives among others
who, too, hold art as sacred

Suzanne the Abstract

(c) 2014 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil

Suzanne LaFleur (yes, do click and see her work!) is another force of nature I met during my stay in New Orleans. She is an award-winning artist specializing in abstract art (like I said, click the link!), a classy-as-hell dame, and possesses that extra oomph one needs to succeed in the arts. I know we will stay in touch, and I look forward to seeing her continue to blossom.  I am linking this to ABC Wednesday for X (X-quisite!) and to the sidebar at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads.

Folks, I regret not posting this sooner and perusing your blogs, but the Perfect Storm of computer changeover, malware on new computer, and That Old Gray Magic That I Know So Well (winter depression) converged and quite blew me out to sea.

Better days are coming.  I look at Suzanne’s art, all your blogs, and know smoother seas are ahead.  Peace, Amy