Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tiptoe through the Tulips




To celebrate my triumph over bronchitis
I took a field trip to Mt. Vernon, Washington
a few days ago to visit my friend Judie
and tiptoe through the tulips.










We found fields of color, flower-lookers,
salivating gardeners, and photography madness.



Saturday, April 28, 2012

Morning Collage Page




I've been spending a few minutes each morning 
creating a digital collage on Polyvore.
It's kind of the same idea as Julia Cameron's suggestion
to do Morning Pages, only with images instead of words.
"Wildly Improbable"  © 2012 Meri Arnett



What I'm finding is that I'm drawn to certain images, 
colors, and themes and tend to return to them
 again and again.


Circles, for example, and blues and greens.
Birds. Botantical images. Asian-inspired things.
Doors. Windows. Textures.

But then again,
I guess I already knew that.

When we create in this way,
are we tapping into our unconscious?
Perhaps even exposing hidden parts of us?

I think so.




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swirl of Infinity




Oh dear. . . .
I’ve found a new source of JOY. 


It's the collage making potential of Polyvore.com.



Swirl of Infinity

Swirl of Infinity by merimagic



Where did you find JOY this week?




1. do a post that tells and shows us
what gives you joy.
2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!






Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Collage Design




Yes, I’ll have some creative play.


The Passage of Time

 

Thanks so much!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Postcards from Paradise: Spring Magic




I emerged from the cocoon of illness
to find the world ablaze with color


-- pools of light --



and diverse things clamoring for attention
like an unruly child  


or a squeaky wheel just waiting for grease




Everywhere I look



I see reminders of this quote by Ellis Peters



Every spring is the only spring -- a perpetual astonishment.
                                   

  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Share the Joy: Movie




For me today, JOY is simple.
I made it to class last night.
Wrote all morning.
Went to see this simple little film about connection.


The bronchitis is still with me,
But getting better each day.

What’s your JOY?





1. do a post that tells and shows us
what gives you joy.
2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!




Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Share the Joy: Please




Today’s the eighth day of this year’s
Epic Bout of Bronchitis.
I haven’t gone searching for joy,
But it would perk me up
If you’d share yours.





1. do a post that tells and shows us
what gives you joy.
2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!




Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Share the Joy: Signs




Another reason for JOY



Cool signs that pack a punch with their messages.

What’s your sign of JOY?

Tell us (or show us). . . . 
 

1. do a post that tells and shows us
what gives you joy.
2. Capture the URL of the specific post and paste it
into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.
3. Then click the NEXT box (or the link)
to choose an image from the post to hook to Mr. Linky's list
so that people are enticed to visit your blog.
If you just can't get it to work, send me the info
and I'll try to link it for you.
4. Visit other players -- as many as possible --
and let their joy infect you.
Leave them a comment, because everyone enJOYS
getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!