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How to find daily happiness

“Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories.”~Thomas Fuller, English clergyman I got suckered into an April Fool’s joke, the first one played on me in…oh, years…. That’s why I didn’t expect it. At least that’s my excuse and … Continue reading

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Poetic Vines

To wrap-up National Poetry Month, I’m sharing a few more Found Poetry cards. With a deck of 52+ it’s hard to showcase them all unless they are in a video. Hey, guess what I did before sending them off…?!? Vine … Continue reading

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Hey…Zentangle and haiku, together again

“The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”~Bertrand Russell, British philosopher What a great way to wrap up National Poetry Month: my haiku was featured by the Editor’s Desk on the app Heyku. … Continue reading

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Poetry ATCs and Zentangle wisdom

“Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.”~Muriel Rukeyser, American poet That’s a good quote for those exploring Zentangle. Relax. Breathe. Smile. Even more CZT-Zentangle artist trading cards from the swap. I have 53 of them to showcase; these have been a few of … Continue reading

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What does Love do?

“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet When you love what you’re doing, love cultivates art. I share a few more of my CZT-Zentangle artist trading card swap. The swapping is going on right now, and … Continue reading

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Hey, Zentangle and poetry go together!

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”~John Barrymore, American actor I seem to be focusing on Poetry Month more than I expected. No one else on my Writers Group blog, Deadwood Writer Voices, discussed … Continue reading

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Found poetry, found fun

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”~Robert Frost, American poet Poetry can be complicated. Using the word “poem” almost gives it a childish impression. It’s not serious writing, or it’s too serious. Nahhhh…nothing can be too serious or too un-serious. … Continue reading

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Dream a not-so-little dream

“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.”~Johann Wolfgangvon Goethe, German poet

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On Zentangle, poetry and napping

“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.”~Elbert Hubbard, American writer It’s a long drive from Philadelphia to Michigan. A long drive. No matter how fast or pokey we are, it always takes 12 hours. I have been a zombie today. … Continue reading

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April showers bring poetic flowers

“Personality is everything in art and poetry.”~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German poet Welcome to National Poetry Month. I have dabbled in poetry, and I consider myself a poet. I write stories, I create Zentangle and other art, and I can … Continue reading

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March 2014 in review: Check

“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”~Theodore Roosevelt, former American president Despite the quote above…or maybe because of it…what another cool month this has been. And … Continue reading

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A Zentangle Valentine

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.”~Maya Angelou, American poet Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Scrapbookers do it with friends

“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”~Henry David Thoreau, American poet Have you found or made the time to connect with friends lately? It takes effort from both of you, or from everyone involved. I’m back from the … Continue reading

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Lessons NaNoWriMo taught me

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NaNoWriMotown Midway Madness

“The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”~Maya Angelou, American poet I wish I could credit the creator of this: The first year I participated, … Continue reading

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And it goes on…

“They succeed, because they think they can.”~Virgil, Roman poet Another 1:04:43 into my 8-hour eBook leaves me with a rewrite 1/3 way through. It’s been a rough weekend, what with errands and my husband’s cold returning. There’s a lot more … Continue reading

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Row, flow, row your Zentangle

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.”~Oscar Wilde, Irish poet As a scrapbooker, this week’s Diva Challenge #126 is right up my paper alley. We are challenged to use a stencil as the string. Well, … Continue reading

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Show yourself

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”~Maya Angelou, American poet

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Read books…or tear them up

Art urges voyages, and it is easier to stay at home.”~Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet As if I did not have enough creativity in my life, I have immersed myself in altered books. This has been going on for awhile, a … Continue reading

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A Zendala and a revelation

“I have come across women who did not draw mandala symbols but who danced them.”~Katherine Raine, British poet It took this Zendala Dare to make me realize why I am not as enamored with Zendalas as a CZT should be: … Continue reading

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