Recently, I got back into one of my favorite past-times: drawing… Especially drawing cartoon characters. I decided to try out a new medium as well – alcohol ink markers. Along with my drawing, I wanted to add a little poem to go with it. As I began doing this, I started to think about my next collection of poems that I want to publish too. My next collection of poems will be a combination of my poetry with art. The art will be both hand-drawn and my graphic art. I just thought I would share with those who are interested.
Below is one of my new cartoon drawings using alcohol ink markers and the short poem titled, “Inner Beauty.”
She's a classic natural beauty...
Her flowing skirt falls past her knees.
This beauty has intelligence, wit and a kind soul.
It should be what everyone sees.
“Within the depths of our mind, we are battling the duel of light and darkness…good and evil…love and hate…” Between Light and Darkness is Ariana’s most recent collection of poetry… Cherry’s frequent message she delivers throughout her work is, “The journey through the darkness, back into the light.”
Her hope is to let others know that they won’t be in that place of darkness for long – that they indeed can reach the light once again…She also wants her readers to know – that – it is okay if they find themselves in that bleak blackness…Sometimes we feel guilty for going to that dark place – but it is necessary to conquer the demons that battle our souls….
Other books that Cherry has written include "Only If" and "Twisted Paths Poetry." Her epic tale, “Only If,” won the “Reader’s Favorite Award” and a 5 star review…and her collection, “Twisted Paths Poetry,” received a 5 star review from Realistic Poetry International.
She has been writing ever since she was a child. Some of her inspirations include Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Frost, Stephen King, Emily Dickinson, Christopher Pike and Shel Silverstein.
Ariana writes a variety of genres: inspirational, humorous and horror – although writing horror is one of her favorites…. She was 12 years old when she read Poe for the very first time – which inspired her epic poetry tale, “Only If.“
During other parts of her free time, she enjoys taking photos and creating art. Her “day-jobs” include working as a church administrative aide and reporting for a local newspaper.
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