February 11, 2016

Poetry Friday--Found Object Poems

As I'm sure you've heard, Laura Shovan is once again devoting her birthday month, February, to the pursuit of poetry--and, she's invited everyone along for the fun.

For 2016 the challenge revolves around photos of "found objects"--a new one every day. Most are identifiable, but some are real puzzlers! Participants are supposed to use the objects as poem starters. An additional challenge is to use all your senses!

Since I love to play with images, I made sure to illustrate a few of the poems. Here are the ones that I like the best!

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This next one I illustrated after it was posted for the challenge. I didn't send in the illustrated poem because I had to look through a lot of files to find my tomato photos and it wasn't ready in time for last Friday.

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These next two are from this week's found objects:

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© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Original photo by Linda Baie, used and altered with permission.

The challenge continues through the month, so there's still plenty of time to participate if you haven't already.

Kimberley at Written Reflections will be playing host to the Round-Up this week. Please stop by!



February 9, 2016

February 7, 2016

Happy Haiga Day!


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We had a significant amount of snow fall on Friday. It was forecast to be 2 to 4 inches. HA! Guess again!

February 5, 2016

Poetry Friday--"2016 Antique Mart"

I spent several delightful hours last Saturday at a local antique mart that I never knew existed. It was a real treat! I purchased a few postcards and a hanging thingy to display platters, or perhaps pictures, which I plan to give away. I noticed an abundance of old angel pictures, ones that were popular during the first half of the twentieth century. I remember seeing them in homes I visited during my youth. Instead of purchasing them (I would have loved one of each), I took a photo and wrote a poem to go with it. Naturally, since it is about angels, I can add it to my Sketchbook Project!


Click on image to enlarge for easier reading. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Please stop by Tricia's blog, The Miss Rumphius Effect, for the first Round-Up of February.

February 2, 2016

January 31, 2016

Happy Haiga Day!

Another angel poem for the Sketchbook Project:


© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Photo in the public domain and edited by me.

January 29, 2016

Poetry Friday--Another Angel Poem

I have two months time in which to finish my angel-themed Sketchbook Project for 2016. I'm putting off filling the sketchbook with the stuff I had planned (bright mixed media pages) due to a basic fear of ART. I have no problem using the computer to manipulate images, it's the art materials I fear. Paint! Pencils! Scissors! Paper! Yikes!

I continue to write angel poems, and if worse comes to worst, I'll print off the poems and glue them into the sketchbook.

So, for today, another "delay tactic" angel poem:


Click on the image to enlarge for easier reading. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

Catherine at Reading to the Core will be hosting this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up.