Category Archives: Sketchbooks

Poetry Friday–#olw (one little word…)

Happy Poetry Friday! It took some pondering this year to come upon my one little word… last year’s  #olw was pondering,  and our journey together rewarding. Here’s a small list of words I considered: changes perseverance action metaphor humanity reflect … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Reflections…

  Happy Poetry Friday! I’m in with a quick nonet poem and art influenced by our lack of light this morning… REFLECTIONS OF EERINESS Amber lamppost shines in light of day casting shadows of eeriness… Curtains of displease nod from … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–New Year, New Light, New Activism…

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to 2020… I’ve been thinking about light, change, children, and students, perhaps together they’ll move us in a positive global direction… I have two poems and a bit of music to accompany my pondering thoughts… A … Continue reading

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Last Nature Haiku for 2019

Happy New Years Eve! Here’s my last nature haiku post for 2019, I’ve been tagging my haikus this last month as #natember, and more of my poet friends have been tweeting with #haikuforkindness #haikuforjustice #haikuforhope including: Linda Baie, Jone MacCulloch,  … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Winter Solstice 2019

  Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice! I‘ve been thinking about the winter solstice and our changing seasons… Here are a couple poems I wrote while pondering on our solstice a haiku for #natember  #haikuforhope #haikuforjustice #haikuforkindness, and a … Continue reading

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Last Minute Holiday Gifts and Cards…

                                                            Happy Holidays!     These bookmarks along with cards, archival … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Nature and December #natember

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m writing nature haikus for December and am tagging them #natember. Linda Baie and Jean LaTourette are also writing them this month, join us. A few other haiku hashtags for December by Jone MacCulloch and Mary Lee … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday–Giving Thanks

Happy Poetry Friday! I was very happy this week when I received my very own copy of the best of Today’s Little Ditty 2017-2018, compiled lovingly by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. The spot-on cover and inside art were created by Michelle’s … Continue reading

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# PoetryFriday– Halloween & Inktober

Happy Poetry Friday! I’m bidding farewell to #Inktober with this last October 31st post. And I guess temporarily to fall as today in Chicago we had winter–snow covered everything. I’m hoping ye old pumpkin came down and has put in … Continue reading

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#PoetryFriday–Dad and #Inktober2019

Happy Poetry Friday! I have a few poems today, the first couple are for #Inktober2019, from this weeks prompts. In my first one I’m continuing our approaching holiday theme with the prompt word from Monday: treasure. TREASURE Find treasure… spinning … Continue reading

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