Art | Poetry

A Microsoft-inspired Poem

Perhaps I was on my computer too much this week.  Or maybe it’s just that I’m becoming a true nerd.  I’ve been married to one for over twelve years now.  But I was moved to write this poem tonight.  I know I don’t quite cover all the Microsoft programs but I hit the highlights… MICROSOFT-inspired …

Art | Home Life | Writing

Writing in the wee hours

Twice this week I woke up in the wee hours of the morning, between 1:00 and 3:00 a.m.  I could easily blame my two children for this happening.   They were making noises and even arguing in bed. Yet I think some power was coaxing me to climb from my comfortable bed.  A force beyond …

Art | Poetry | Writing

But I Write (a Poem)

I wrote this poem around 10:30 p.m. on a weekend.  I was inspired to write it after forcing myself to work on a book project for a solid hour.  The day had been long and full of activities.  Sitting my butt in a chair to create writing after 9:00 pm (and my children sleeping) was …

Art | Culture

When Did Pearl Jam become Oldies Music?

Not long ago at my oldest daughter’s swim lesson I overheard two teenage girls talking about music.   My guess is that they were about 18 or 19 years old.  One girl said to the other, I have this oldies song I want to share with you. It’s by this group called Pearl Jam. I almost …

Art | Food | Home Life

Coffee Art and Creative, Comfortable Relationships

For the past few months my husband has been dabbling in latte art. Technically, if we’re being correct, it’s breve art since our coffee contains cream, not milk. He made everything shown in the above collage.  His go-to art is typically designing leaves or hearts.  Every now and then he’ll try something completely unique though, …

Art | Writing

That Sums it Up

Yes, this sums up the way I’ve been feeling lately – very nicely and creatively. The picture of the green man (incredibly made of Lego toys, which is on display at a local art exhibit) pulling his own head off says more than any sentence or paragraph I can write lately!


Art Appreciation

Do you have an appreciation for art?  Can you spend an hour or longer in a museum admiring another person’s creative work? Or do you look at pieces hanging on the wall and wonder…what the heck is that?  What in the world was the artist thinking?  Depending on my mood, I might spend an hour …

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