Tuesday, 7 November 2017


joined in my 2nd art swap - this time with someone in the US.
The theme was retro- nostalgia and I had a go at collage. The glitter pens do on gleam like they do in real life. It was fun to do.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Afformations for creatives -day 14

we can decree this :~
Image may contain: cloud, sky, ocean and outdoor

and we can afform this:~

Why is all of life  coming to me with ease, joy and glory?

 Remember to let your mind search for the answers to your question.
The point of afformations is not to actually cognitively  answer the question you are presenting.

The point of afformations is to begin to use your mind in a generative  new way – to begin focusing on things you may never have focused on before.(I was inspired to post these afformations as a part of Eli Trier's series of  interviews

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Day 6-while I was pacing the floor

I do not pace the floor. I used to pace if I had to wait , but these days am so much more mellow.

But I do like some of the prompts, so will happily let the words flow from/through in and around them.

Word prompts:
shadows walk with me'
keeping the pace'
between then and now'
moving to breathe'
pacing happy thoughts '

Cinquain is the form I chose for today

Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. It was developed by the Imagist poet, Adelaide Crapsey.

Another form, sometimes used by school teachers to teach grammar, is as follows:

Line 1: Noun
Line 2: Description of Noun
Line 3: Action
Line 4: Feeling or Effect
Line 5: Synonym of the initial noun.

Endless possibility
Lovingly opening

I went for the 2nd option

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Day 5- poem a day

Finally I undertand     todays prompt.

Here are the words we were given to play with.

Word Bank Prompt
“Oh-h-h. Now I get it.” //“Aha.”
“I see.”   / “But of course.”
“It’s true!”
Delight     Discover
Epiphany    Grow
Learn     Mature
Satisfaction   Triumph
Transform    Vision

My daughter asked for legwarmers for Christmas one year
Year I could not find
Find legwarmers I could not
Not that she would like, wrong texture, wrong colour
Colour too bright , too neon
Neon would not do, synthetic would not do.
Do you have a pattern I asked the group
Group came to my rescue
Rescue with pattern and help
Help, I can't cast on
On and on I went
Went to Lynne for help
Help me you tube..Lynne is away
Away in France and I can't cast off
Off to youtube I go.
Go this way it tells me to follow
Follow I did
Did you know you can go into an altered state
State of no state with each stitch as it disappears
Disappears and trance appears
Appears for the knitter.

Ah- now I understand

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

4 Sugar Skulls

I created these as a participant on http://journalworkshops.ning.com/  art swap. It was the 1st time I had taken part and I enjoyed making them. We were invited to create 5 sugar skulls using paper. I made 4 and added extra skulls tothe magenta one