Poetry month Haiku

13 Apr

April is poetry month and so I’ve challenged myself to write a Haiku a day. Haiku is a Japanese poem with a total of seventeen syllables in three line. The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 and the 3rd line is 5.

Here’s today’s…

A gel manicure
and a visit with Harlene
retirement rocks!

 

How about trying one of your own, or join me in the challenge. I may even use some of them as art journal prompts.

The eagles have landed…

9 Apr

I’ve been watching the baby bald eagles on the live cam in Washington, DC, and telling everyone I know about them. I missed seeing them hatch by minutes but it’s been amazing to watch them as they grow. Right now they are alone in their nest and look so cute and “grown up” compared to a few days ago. Check them out, read their story, and use this as a visual prompt for your art and/or journaling…

http://www.eagles.org/dceaglecam/

 

Over the moon…

12 Mar
Pink sky march 2016

Neon pink sky…

The sky was pink
And so in a blink
I grabbed my camera
There was no time to think
The picture does no justice
It doesn’t quite show
The exquisite sky colors
The brightness, the glow
So go get your camera
And shoot something neat
Right in front of your eyes
Or even at your feet
Paste it in your journal
And use it to inspire
A poem or a writing
Before you retire.
If not today
Then tomorrow or soon
Just do it, I say,
You’ll feel over the moon.

A new mini museum

8 Mar

I’m enjoying a shared art journal with my OLD college roommate…we’re having a great time working on pages, and mailing the journal back and forth. It’s really fun to see what she added, and it’s exciting to see how she responds to what I send.  Here is a mini-museum page I started.  I can’t wait to see what she’ll add…This is a change from the monochromatic MMMOMA (Michele’s Mini Museum of Modern Art) pages I usually do. (See them in a previous post.)   Your challenge, if you wish to accept it, is to do a mini-museum page of your own in your sketchbook or art journal. M & L mini museum

Life Lessons…

23 Feb

45 Lessons Life Has Taught Me, written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Ohio.  These are wonderful lessons, and make interesting journaling prompts. Write your own list of “Lessons Life Has Taught Me,”  or choose one of Regina Brett’s lessons that moves you and write about that.

http://www.cleveland.com/brett/blog/index.ssf/2006/05/regina_bretts_45_life_lessons.html

45 Lessons Life Has Taught Me

 

40 lessons

Words Like a String of Pearls

16 Feb

I loved this. I’m a quote collector (but not a quote rememberer.)

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Words Like a String of Pearls

16 Feb

poetry | poems | writing poetry | creativity coaching |

Source: Words Like a String of Pearls

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