We can all identify in some way to addiction. Regardless of what that addiction may be, no matter the greatness of it, we all share in the same struggle to let them go, to release that thing which holds our hands behind our backs and our truths hostage. This poem is about … Continue reading Dust
Hi all. I hope you are having a poetic day. I recently discovered an unfinished poem in my drafts of an email I hadn't used in years. What is interesting, to me, is that it was begun before I learned that my mother loves bluebirds. She shared with me that seeing bluebirds is … Continue reading Bluebirds in Late Winter
CLARITY The swinging wooden doors of The Red Marlin slapped shut behind me as I shuffled in to take my seat at the bar. Trish was there with precision handing me my drink and placing a wrinkled white napkin on the table in front of me. Her freckled shoulders wore the imprint of recent … Continue reading “Clarity,” Winner of the Arrowhead Awards Best Prose Work, 2004
Yesterdays Why don't you climb inside my braids and sing me a song? swinging out over the grasses our feet stretched so high the chain-link grinds as we rise toward sun Why don't you open up your freckles and let me inside? I need to know where the June bugs hide in the winter … Continue reading Yesterdays, A Whimsical View of Childhood Memories
I decided to start a bullet Journal after seeing it come up in conversation on a penpal group that I frequent on Facebook. Well, if there is a buzz about anything in a crafty department, then I MUST INVESTIGATE. I have been thoroughly obsessed with looking through Pinterest, Instagram, all sorts of Google searches so … Continue reading How Keeping bullet Journal Can be Excellent for mental Health
Well, a lot has happened since I've last updated. I made a week and a half trip to my home state NC and visited with family and friends. A blessed trip to say the least, but I'm happy to be home again, comfy in my surroundings, and getting the wheels of creativity turning. Current BAP: … Continue reading Easter Freebie!
Happy Monday to you all!! This article is based on a project I had begun for my sister: to stitch a lovely picture of her lovely children...now you may not be a stitcher, but there is a life lesson here you may not want to miss... Before we begin, take a look at the "lovely … Continue reading When Good Intentions Wind Up in the Ort Jar
I'll start with the quick update. The WIPocalypse is slowly becoming manageable. Firstly, Anna's birth announcement (pics later, after gift is given) is DONE! I had this wild idea to incorporate my mother's handwriting into the design and have her write out the birth announcement portion, which I would then chart and stitch. Lets' just … Continue reading Elsie and Charlie In Stitches – Getting Started, and a quick update
So I ran across this superb word on another blog and had to borrow it just for a moment. While I take no credit for this word, I do fully admit to being a victim of the WIPocalypse. For my non-stitchy friends a WIP is a work-in-progress. It is a cross stitching project (although I … Continue reading WIPocalypse?? Oh, yes.
I will never adjust to the spectacular gift of these Florida sunsets. I hope I never grow to expect them, grow accustomed to them, or manage to drive past an awesome view like this and not STOP the car for a quick picture. May these always stop me in my tracks and remind me of … Continue reading Florida sunsets