Category Archives: poetry

Do You Have A Favorite Poem?

I’m starting an online class tomorrow that I am very excited about!  Carla Sonheim is hosting an online poetry and mixed media art class with Lendon Noe called, “Making Meaning:  Inspired By Poetry.”

I am excited about the mixed media techniques Lendon Noe will be teaching in her class and also learning what poets and poems other students in the class enjoy.

One idea Lendon shares in her intro video is taking a section of a poem and illustrating it.  This is what I tried to do below with one of my favorite poems by Robert Frost, “Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening.”

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Morning temperatures dipped into the mid 30’s this weekend so it seems we have skipped Autumn and gone straight to winter here in “my neck of the woods!” Lol!

Do you have a favorite poem or poet?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

 

A Blue-Sky Day

It was a blue-sky kind of day at the lake yesterday.  The sun was shining, no wildfire smoke was in the air and we enjoyed a nice boat ride on smooth water!

Summer skies of blue,

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 Filtered streams of sun light,

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Fade into fall’s grasp:

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Wishing you a blue-sky kind of relaxation wherever you are!

Cheers! 🙂

In 133 Days

Guess what arrived in my mail box yesterday?!

This art supply catalog from Dick Blick!!  WHOOT!

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Art supplies, oh my!

How do I choose?

Start a wish list, I say!

Christmas will be here

In 133 days!

What is at the top of your wish list for art supplies?  I hope you share it with me!

Cheers! 🙂

P.S. Contact DickBlick.com for your FREE Art Supply Catalog!

Lily Of The Valley

A haiku for you…

Lily white as snow,

Adoring leaves surround you –

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Making you the show!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday to enjoy nature’s beauty around you!

Cheers! 🙂

An Owl From Spangle

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There once was an owl from Spangle

Who could dance the midnight tangle,

He could dip and sway

Other birds did say –

From a branch at any angle.

Just a little Limerick to give you a smile today!

Cheers!  🙂

Bare Branches

snow nests in branches

Bare branches bitter-cold

Winter’s blue crystals it does hold,

Against a sky so brilliantly bold!

Sometimes it is difficult for me to find beauty in winter.  On this particular cold day with temperatures in the teens, the snow clung to the branches and reminded me of bird nests.

May you discover hidden beauty in your world!

Cheers!

No Vacancy?

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No Vacancy?

 I wonder how a star so bright,

Could not be seen on that starry night?

The keeper of the Inn said; “Go Away,”

When Joseph knocked on his door that day.

Was he thinking, “I can’t spare the time!

Don’t ask me for another dime!

My days are short but demands are great…

Don’t add more tasks to my plate!”

What if he had stopped awhile,

And noticed Mary, due with child.

Would he have been more kind indeed

To see she was someone in need?

Or did he stare and judge the pair,

Then look away without a care?

Their clothes were worn and soiled too

They did not fit in, this wouldn’t do.

Without the Inn, prospects were dim

Yet Joseph did not surrender or give in.

He knew God had a bigger plan

One, he did not understand.

 

So he led Mary to a stable near.

I wonder did she feel any fear?

Knowing she’d give birth in the hay

Did she doubt God in any way?

I can only imagine Mary’s delight

Holding the Christ Child on that Holy night

Her fears and worries turned to joy

When she gave birth to that little boy.

Do YOU accept this gift of love?

Sent to all from God above

A Savior born is Christ the King!

Can you hear the angels sing?!

It does not cost you a dime you see

Christ paid the price for you and me.

Unlock the door to your heart today

Invite Christ in, do not delay!

By Jill K Kuhn, December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Cheers!  🙂

The Snow Fell Softly

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The snow fell softly,                                                                                       Covering the forest floor                                                                                      With an artist’s touch.

Paper collage created with my own Gelli-printed papers and purchased handmade papers and sheet music from a vintage songbook for children.

May you find beauty in the quiet moments today…

Happy Discovering!  😊

 

A Collage of Sorts

My hubby and I had an AWESOME summer at the lake!  We closed up this weekend for the season and brought everything home.

In between MANY loads of laundry, I wrote a poem and finished it with this collage below:

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Beach towels and bath towels,                                                                                 A growing mountain, oh my!                                                                                      I exhale in one very, very LOUD sigh!

Shorts and sweat pants –                                                                                         For hot and cold days…                                                                                          Can I go outside now and just play?!

Swimsuits and bike shorts –                                                                                     To retire for the season,                                                                                              I feel a bit blue now for some silly reason.

Jackets and sweatshirts –                                                                                     We’ll wear this fall,                                                                                                  The piles are spreading out into the hall!

Blankets and bed sheets –                                                                                         To wash and store away,                                                                               Thankful for their warmth, I do have to say!

Undies and socks –                                                                                                         And T-shirts so numerous…                                                                                       If this was a joke, it would be rather humorous!

Old blue jeans –                                                                                                    Comfy and worn,                                                                                                         A little mending for the ones that are torn.

Dress shirts and slacks –                                                                                       Work clothes we wear,                                                                                        These sometimes take a little extra care.

Jammies and night shirts –                                                                                           I think I’m about done,                                                                                                 I hope you enjoyed my laundry day fun!

Happy Creating!  :-)))

 

Creative Courgettes

According to Wikipedia, Courgette is French for Zucchini!

A friend recently gave me a large Zucc – 11 inches in length:

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I hope to make Gluten-Free Zucchini bread with it.   🙂

It got me thinking about how versatile this vegetable is – so I created a poem to go with some Zucchini inspired art:

Zucchini Bread                                                                                                          Cookies and cake                                                                                                                  Is there anything –                                                                                                           This veggie cannot make?

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Pizza and noodles                                                                                                      Omelets galore                                                                                                                  This vegetable is never                                                                                                      Ever a bore!

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A stir fry perhaps?                                                                                                            Maybe a Quiche?                                                                                                                It’s versatile uses  –                                                                                                               Are very unique!

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It shreds, it fries –                                                                                                         Chops and it blends                                                                                                             It seems to me,                                                                                                                   It’s bounty never ends!

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Happy Cooking Creatively!  🙂