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Geoff’s Poetic Sonnet

I enjoyed this cleverly crafted sonnet about poetry.

via What Is A Poem? A rhyme, a meter or none of the above?

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A Very Special Package

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!

A Very Special Package

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!

Ugly Shell Show #SillySaturday

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.

 

The Ugly Shell Show

Image courtesy of Sandra Dorey

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.

 

Pebble Pete #SillySaturday

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 a new character, Pebble Pete, who wants to introduce himself..and maybe his friends at a later date!

 

Hi Everybody, I’m Pebble Pete

The cheeriest chap you could hope to meet

Image Courtesy of Sandra Dorey

The beach is where I spend my days

With my crew I like to play

 

We often meet up on the shore

For fun and games, never getting bored

Riding on the waves in the clear blue sea

You’ll find the Stone and the Shell family

 

I will introduce you to everyone

So you can join in with our fun

Whether in the sea or on the sand

I want to welcome you to Seaside Land!

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Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Happiness

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.

 

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Obsession.

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.”

-Henry Moore

 

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!

Camera Shy!

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!

 

 

 

 

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