Monday, April 15, 2013

The Constant Critic

Spring, 1935 by Kuzma Petrov-Vodin
Visual prompt provided by The Mag

The Constant Critic

Enough already!
my less critical self shouts
at the perfectionist me
Why not just enjoy?

But the perspective is wrong
they are giants
in a Lilliputian world
So could you do better?

Of course I can
And the colors do not work
But the hands are awesome
So he should just paint hands.

He was a writer and a violinist
I hope he was better at that
Would not be bad if he took the people out
Or cropped at the feet.

He was famous at painting
In Russia
Their literature is strange too
And their music.

Enough already!
You will ruin it for everyone.
Everyone likes this?
I think not.

Just shut up!

J. Binford-Bell
April 2013


  1. Snappy dialogue ... I like it!!

  2. I love that you did an art critique really I didn't like the painting much either lol I do, however, like you poem =)

  3. Yes, I like miniature verse plays. Well done.

  4. Haha. I like the painting. I like the poem. You're good, Jacqui!

  5. I love the internal dialogue here. Both artists and critics alike have these creative discussions. Nicely written.

  6. I can feel your artistic cringes all the way from here! Loved them!

  7. Ha! Ha! I like the humor. An excellent read indeed!


I appreciate all kind comments on my art and poetry.