Balloons

2.28.19 Balloons

Escapist Coloring Challenge – February’s gone, March on the way!

Here is my COMPLETED February project! Yeah me, I have completed two coloring pictures, on schedule. I really am so very grateful to Lindaghill.com for this great challenge. It’s so easy in the business of life to forget to take a few minutes, put on some fab music, and just chill. Having a deadline keeps me accountable and has really helped my “mindful coloring” meditation. I just let my mind go blank and focus on the colors and the page. So thanks to all of my fellow colorers and, if you haven’t taken up this challenge yet, come on and join in this ever so serene activity. Without further gilding of the lily, voila, I call it “balloons.”

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

 

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Brighter Passion

2.28.19 brighter passion

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explore your
brighter passion
you are
welcome here

Final Found Poetry February. Wow I can’t believe it’s the last day of February already. This last piece is an example of “cut out” poetry. I have a real love of words, different fonts, colors and meanings. So whenever I come across a word in a magazine or an ad or whatever, I cut it out. Then I put them together to form tiny little poems. This one is on a coloring page I did for Escapists Coloring Challenge. Mindful coloring is a lovely, serene activity and frankly, I need to do more of it. Check out the challenge and grab some crayons and join us.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

 

Spiced Creativity

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Spiced Creativity

I miss the catchy projects you made
like spiced creativity
you’ve had enough good stays
and last chance getaways
don’t stop today’s fun

So for today’s Found Poetry February, I’ve taken a snapshot of my inbox. I picked out a few words, and then strung them together in a little poem. Fun huh!?

Inbox poetry

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A little extra spice, because it’s snowy and cold in my little corner of the world.

Cinnamon Spice Cocoa

INGREDIENTS
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups milk (1 qt.)
1/3 cup water hot
1/2 cup sugar
Dash salt
1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
DIRECTIONS
Mix sugar, cocoa, cinnamon and salt in medium saucepan; stir in water. Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil and stir 2 minutes.
Add milk; stir and heat until hot. Do Not Boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with whisk until foamy. About six 6-ounce servings.
Note: Recipe may be doubled.

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Spoonie Saturday – What Color is Your Spoon?

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Greetings fellow spoonies, friends of spoonies, and not really spoonies. If you’re not acquainted with what a spoonie is, here’s an explanation from the big book of wikipedia:¬†What is a Spoonie

Today finds me in a place I love, but coming down with a cold. When you’re a spoonie, even a mostly recovered, no longer in danger of hospitalization spoonie, there is always a ghost in the machine. The specter of chronic disease haunts our daily lives. Today is about as much rest and care as possible because in two days I will begin the trek back “home” to finish out the worst of winter and pick up our RV before making yet ANOTHER trip back up to SD for the summer. Continue reading “Spoonie Saturday – What Color is Your Spoon?”

The Advantages of Being A Woman Artist

2.15.19 FPF Women Artists

For Found Poetry February day 15. Sometimes found poetry is simply something I “find” that is poetry to me. I found this gem at the Wellington, NZ Te Papa Museum. The picture isn’t great, it’s really hard to shoot through glass on a lit display so I’ve recapped it for you below.

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Found Poetry February day 4 – Spring Sky – deconstructed poem

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Another example of Found Poetry is poetry you find in unexpected places. The following is from the quay along the Queenstown docks, bits of engraved brass worked into the stone. The words are from the travel journal of one of the early explorers of Queenstown, NZ and they ramble along the wall in a ribbon of poetry. I have condensed three panels into this picture. For the purposes of this exercise, I’m making a new poem out of them by deconstructing. All words of the new poem are contained in the original script but may be out of order. Continue reading “Found Poetry February day 4 – Spring Sky – deconstructed poem”