I enjoyed this cleverly crafted sonnet about poetry.
I received a very special package today from an equally special person! This is what I found inside.
Can you guess what is in that precious little bundle? Well, here is a clue. can you see the little shell legs poking out at the bottom there?
As some of you may know, I have teamed up again with the talented Sandra (or Daffy as I like to call her), from Wild Daffodil and we are collaborating on some on some fabulous art that Sandra created. She is incredibly artistic and creative, and I just love the images she has created out of shells, stones and flowers. So much so that I thought that they deserved little stories attached to them. I express myself better in verse so I wrote some little rhymes which Sandra kindly agreed to put with her characters.
We have created a few together now, and I can tell you, it is such fun working with Sandra. I love seeing what she is going to make her characters do next, we have had a pole dancer and aliens doing yoga so far!
The exciting thing was that Sandra got some of these made up into greetings cards, some with and some without the poem, plus she has also made some beautiful mandalas made with flowers, one of which is on the cards. I was extremely excited to get some in my package today!
The quality of these cards is lovely and they really are unique! If you would like to get your hands on some then please visit Sandra’s Contact me page here.
You won’t be disappointed!
I have teamed up again with the talented Sandra (or Daffy as I like to call her), from Wild Daffodil to bring you another bit of silliness this Saturday. Sandra is incredibly artistic and creative, and I just love the images she has created out of shells, stones and flowers.
One of the nicest things about Sandra’s blog is that you never know what she is going to get up to next, from beach art, to knitted wigs, and mandalas to making spirals in her garden.
Here is our little story for this week. Meet Grandpa and Granny out for a walk, when they bump into some rather scary characters! Check out last week’s story here.
Walking to the seaside one day
Grandpa and Granny met friends on the way
They had quite a fright
Realising something wasn’t right
At a loss to know what to say.
There was an Ugly Shell Show
And the friends had decided to go
They transformed their features
Into hideous creatures
That, Grandpa and Granny didn’t know.
Granny had got such a scare
What had happened to poor Wilbur’s hair?
And Micky’s disguise
With massive bug eyes
And those lips…Wow, what a huge pair!
Even their little Sonny joined in
With the sockets of his eyes coloured in
Jill’s face was so flat
Like she’d been hit by a bat
Now who you YOU think will win?
I have a message from Sandra again this week
I expect you know by now how much I love to join forces with other creative minds. If any of the characters that appear on our Silly Saturdays spark an idea for a story or a poem, please get in touch. Judy and I are tentatively thinking of putting a little book together and we would both love it if it could be a group effort from our wonderful blogging community. All very much in the early stages and we welcome thoughts and ideas. I’m wondering about an ebook with sales going to charity … but all those details are up for discussion. Here’s a reminder of the characters so far.
It is Ronovan’s turn this week to give us the prompt word for his and Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday Challenge and he has come up with ‘happiness.’ This quote says it all really; sometimes we are looking so hard for something, we don’t realise that it is there right under our noses!
Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it!
– William Feather.
When the sun is shining
and there’s a gentle, cooling breeze
When the birds are singing
And playing in the trees.
When the flowers are blooming
With all their vibrant hues
When I have a day off work
And can get an extra-long snooze!
When I bump into an old friend
I haven’t seen for a while
When my great-niece Molly
Gives me a gummy smile
When I get to spend time
With all my family
When my husband cooks me
My favourite meal for tea!
When someone says ‘thank you’
As they know, you did your best
When I had my daughter
For that, I am truly blessed.
All these little pleasures
Are not that far away
They are things that make me happy
And brighten up my day.
I am taking part in Ronovan and Colleen’s Writers Quote Wednesday Challenge, and this week we have been given ‘obsession’ as our prompt word.
I felt that the following quote by sculptor, Henry Moore, pretty much sums up how I feel, and will be the subject of my poem.
“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.”
I have a bit of a problem
That I really ought to confess
Whenever I find a new hobby
I suddenly start to obsess!
First of all, it was sewing
I spent loads of money on that
But sadly, most of my creations
Were nothing better than tat!
I also get caught up in knitting
Stockpiling mountains of wool
With so many projects unfinished
I really am such a fool!
I had a go at card making
Buying up lots of supplies
I made a card for my daughter
After five or six tries!
And then I discovered blogging
As a way to cope with depression
I have slowly formed an addiction
And have yet another obsession!
My husband bought me a camera
To try to improve on my skills
You see, I am a point and press girl
Nothing fancy, no frills!
This one is rather larger
Than the phone that I normally use
With dials and buttons and lenses
About which I don’t have a clue!
I couldn’t wait to start using it
And snapped at all in my sight
Playing with all of the settings
And fiddling about with the light!
It has its own little knapsack
Where I can pack it away
Jammed in with all its accessories
Zipped up so it will stay
Then I see a bird in the garden
Oh, look at it hopping about
Now his wife’s come to join him
Time for the camera to come out
Because I didn’t want to break it
I eased it out from the case
But, the birds have now scarpered
A photo shoot, gone to waste!
I went to a local beauty spot
Practising shot after shot
Trying out all of the settings
Pleased with the photos I’d got
I went to put them all on computer
And then something went horribly wrong
All of my beautiful pictures
Had just disappeared and had gone!
The time had come, no excuses
Roxy’s hair was getting too long
A table outside in the garden
Was used for our doggy salon!
The clippers pressed into service
Parted Roxy with some of her hair
She was beginning to look rather tufty
Although, she seemed not to care!
Grump and I had her cornered
And given that she looked so forlorn
The job was rather successful
Now her hair’s decorating our lawn!
As if that wasn’t enough stress
It was then time to get in the bath
I left that job to the Grumpster
He’d have to deal with her wrath!
Finally after a good shake off
She settled herself down for a sleep
All this primping and preening is too much
Getting shorn like she was a sheep!
The kids at last are sleeping
Your partner’s in the mood
He’s nibbling on your earlobe
But you’d rather have some food!
You try to get your groove on
As his kisses get more urgent
He’s yearning for some loving
You’re thinking about detergent!
Your top has been unbuttoned
And he’s just unclasped your bra
You moan when you remember
That you forgot to tax the car!
The rest of the clothes are discarded
You need to show some willing
He lays you on the carpet
Now your bloody back is killing!
The rhythm is getting faster
You moan and sigh for good measure
The carpet burns have put a stop
To you having any pleasure
You feel the rush, and him relax
All happy now and sated
Whilst you are feeling quite put out
-Sex is so over-rated!
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