By NANCY GREEN
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 29, 2001
January Xpressions celebrates contributors depicting themselves in poetry and artwork. The prompt for this month's creativity was "I am the one who . . ."
In the poems, drawings and paintings published today you will find a wide assortment of interesting characters, portrayed with introspection, sensitivity and humor.
We hope you enjoy the work. Maybe it will inspire you to complete the sentence "I am the one who . . ." about yourself!
-- Nancy Green, Xpressions editor
Xpressions is our monthly showcase for the art, writing and photography of students through the 12th grade. It appears the last Monday of each month in this space.Please read the following instructions carefully before submitting your work. Here are the upcoming themes and postmark deadlines:
FEBRUARY: Equestrian inspiration, the all-horse issue. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 5.
MARCH: High school poetry, art and photography. Poems must be non-rhyming. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked March 5.
APRIL: Middle school poetry, art and photography. Entries must be postmarked by April 9.
Please send your work, theme suggestions (WE REALLY WANT TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS FOR THEME SUBJECTS) and comments to: Xpressions, c/o Nancy Green, St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
All work must follow the designated theme and be your own creation. Artwork must be on white, unlined paper, with the medium stated on the back (oil, pastel, crayon, etc.). Be sure to include your name (printed legibly), age, school, grade, address, ZIP code and phone number, with area code.IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR WORK WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION. Stories must be no longer than 150 words, preferably typewritten. We will return work only if you indicate that you want it back.