Thursday, 12 February 2015

30 Words: This Feral I'm Calling Newton

Lonely, cold, hungry,
this feral I'm calling Newton,
a  talker with soulful, longing yowls.
How brave he is 
to approach,
venture in.
Whenever he returns,
I'll encourage him to stay.
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 30 Words Thursdays
A blog hop hosted by
Erin Prais-Hintz
of
Treasures Found.
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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Trying Something New


Got some new paints -
been wanting to try gouache for a long time.
It's so much fun learning to work with them.
I love that they have a different look than both watercolors and acrylics.
They dry opaque and chalky looking,
not translucent like watercolors, and not shiny/plastic like acrylics.

I love trying new things,
and experimenting with new ways to create.

Have you been experimenting with anything new lately?
Please, do tell!



Thursday, 29 January 2015

30 Words: The Greatest Thing Ever



The greatest thing ever,
it is,
to share a connection of heart.
Sometimes,
 words needn't be spoken,
we communicate through
the language of love,
and of music,
and of art.

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Oh, 
how I adore him...
my brother.
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30 Words Thursdays
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Erin Prais-Hintz
of
Treasures Found.
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Thursday, 22 January 2015

A Belated "Hello 2015"


The promise of
possibility in the brand-new year,
has me all kind of enthused.
I can't wait to build upon my accomplishments from the past year
and see even greater achievement of my goals this year.

I got some pretty great stuff going that I'd like to have more of.

Like...
I got my Etsy shop up and running last year.
And,
I've had the excitement of a few sales,
sending my stuff across the country to places I've never been:
Michigan, Connecticut, Arkansas, Virginia...


My most favorite bead, A Chicken Called Horse, 
was sold and sent away at years end.
It was a bit hard to let it go, but I was thrilled to know that someone loved it just as much as I did.
I want more of that!
A lot more!

Another great thing...
I became interested in, researched, and began
fermenting healthful foods and beverages.
And, the heath benefits, for me, have already been proven.
I want more of that!
A lot more!


So,
I say,
Hello, 2015!
Let's get busy with this
ACHIEVEMENT
stuff.
We've got a whole lot more great stuff to do!




30 Words: I Wouldn't, If I Were You...



don't go investigating
those sounds,
that smell...
for,
lurking in the most unlikely of places,
their hideousness awaits you...
those
cold-staring, bloodshot eyes,
those
menacing choppers horrifically gnashing...
be warned...

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A photo & 30 words inspired by my anticipation
of the mid-season premiere
of
The Walking Dead .

I can't wait,
I can't wait,
I can't wait!

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30 Words Thursdays
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Erin Prais-Hintz
of
Treasures Found.
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Thursday, 15 January 2015

30 Words: For the Love of Dog

 Aubee...
For
15 years, 5 days:
Full home -
energy, sound, interest.
Full hearts -
constant companionship, purpose, love.

Understanding inevitability
provides no consolation.

All is empty, now.
Our hearts are broken.

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 In loving memory,
Aubee
 1999-2015

I spent a bit of time poring over the details of his precious face 
to make this painting come alive...
looking back at it now I see I missed a few details, but I will not correct them. 
It is perfect as-is. 
This was a very therapeutic art session...art does help heal.

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30 Words Thursdays
A blog hop hosted by
Erin Prais-Hintz
of
Treasures Found.
You can join in too - hop on over to Erin's blog to check it out.