The Artist - Guest Post by Cheryl Oertli
The photo above taken by me at the Botanical Gardens. The poem below was written as a tribute to me by a dear friend and fan of my work. Thank you so much, Chey.
Images of God's creation captured forever,
Frozen in time by the photographer's hand;
Nothing specific, whatever tickles her fancy,
Spontaneous creations, crafted not planned.
Commonplace objects like auto headlights,
With talent and creativity now seen as new,
A tilt of the lens, a magnification;
They all come alive because of this poets view.
Images taken at The Botanical Gardens,
Photographs of buildings and people far away;
Exotic images, tourist treasures captured,
Her own personal reflection of a grand holiday.
She speaks to others in words and photos,
An artist with a unique point of view;
Freely sharing her gifts with other,
The gift of an artist, honest and true.