Into remarkable junctures
Into remarkable junctures
Covered in paper and paste
I walk through a forest of canvas
As I ponder my next step
Lost in the world of art
Deep in pools of paint
I use a brush
To blot out
I and many other artists around the USA are getting involved in a creative movement to help support the US Post Office as well as exhibit our creativity through art collaboration.
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Smile at everyone
Believe in yourself
Dream a million dreams
Create joy and gladness
Imagine new things
Bless everyone and everything
Faith gives strength
Grace is needed daily
Kindness is always welcomed
Peace is precious
Love is the greatest treasure
Hope is an anchor
Joy is contagious-give some away
I had been wanting to create a place to share my painted rocks with others and also offer the opportunity for others to place and share rocks they paint, so after several months of hoping, dreaming, planning and praying it came to fruition in a wonderful way and today it was completed! I am very happy with how it all turned out and feel blessed that it has already been noticed, used, and admired by many in my neighborhood. I am hoping now that it continues to grow and expand!
You just have to
And design your own sunshine
Using whats given
Just a few small stones
And a little bit of time
Can brighten the day,
Create some happiness
For me to share with others
I enjoyed painting some more inspirational rocks today to share near the path.
Many that I’d created last week were taken by those that passed by so I needed to replenish the area.
I am happy to see they are brightening people’s day.
Writing releases thoughts of mind and heart
Poetry captures feeling
Journaling reminds, records
Painting lets feelings flow
Dance brings release
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. —Pablo Picasso
You can’t go back
And erase the past
You can go forward to create a
Next month I have chosen to do a challenge called “Dressember.”
For this challenge I have committed to wear a dress everyday for the month of December in order to raise awareness (and funds) in the campaign against human trafficking and modern slavery.
So some of my poetry next month may reflect on this as I journey thru each day of the challenge.
I will be making daily posts on my personal blog about my journey regarding this challenge as well as posting pics and info about Dressember and the fight against human trafficking and abuse.
If any of you would like to follow me on this journey I invite you to subscribe to my other blog at: Blog | Leona J. Atkinson | Inspirational Writer/Artist
Walking thru this world
Alone, looking for friends?
Searching for joy and love?
I found them unexpectedly
In my backyard.
Getting to know my neighbors
Betters our community
And inspires one another
This summer I was blessed to get to know a few of my neighbor’s better.
It all happened because of a fallen tree in my backyard.
One windy stormy night last Spring a good sized evergreen in my yard was taken down by lightening or wind. Thankfully it fell away from the building and caused no harm.
A few days later a maintenance man cut the tree down and hauled it away leaving a big stump where it had been.
For many days I would gaze out my window at that stump, missing the tree and thinking something needed to take its place to brighten up the yard.
Since I am fond of rock gardens and painting inspirational rocks I decided to put some plants and rocks in around the stump.
My grandson helped me move a potted plant I had to sit on the stump. Then we planted some flowering ground cover perennials and seeds. Since the ground around the stump was so hard and root filled we couldn’t easily dig or plant much but we managed to get some flowers in. Then we put a few rocks around.
A few weeks later my granddaughter came over and we painted a bunch of inspirational rocks to put out.
Through all of this a few of my neighbors who I didn’t really know well were watching the progression and they came out to admire and ask if they could help. They added more unique beautiful items and one of them offered to water the plants daily.
Through all this the project grew and blossomed and we all became friends and now are sharing a common interest of beautifying our backyards to benefit us all.
Life has surprises
Sometimes we just need
To Doodle a Poodle
Today was one of those lazy days for me. It was chilly, windy, rainy outside and that just made me want to stay inside, sit on the couch and draw or read.
I ended up doodling, on my phone, which I don’t often do, but found it quite enjoyable today.
Years ago when my grand-kids were all littles and the four of them we’re having breakfast at my house I invented a game to keep them focused while eating. We all loved to eat toast with jelly in the mornings so I asked them to each come up with a name for the shape of their toast after they took a bite or two out of it. We all came up with some amazing shapes of dogs, cats, people, etc that caused many laughs and memories. It got to be a fun tradition which they remember to this day even though they are all grown up.
So today as I was eating my toast and jelly for breakfast I tried it again just for fun and got a shape which I thought looked like a dog’s head.😊 I snapped a picture and ended up doodling it into a poodle, which I will be sharing with the grand-kids via phone message later today. 😊
You just never know what life will bring you each day!
Today even though it was stormy outside and I was disappointed with the weather because I had wanted to go to Free senior day at the local zoo but didn’t because of the rain, wind and cold, I had a fun day inside creating memories.
Hope you did also! 😊
Today I wrote a word
Just one short word
It sat there awhile
All alone it sat
Caused it to grow
And multiply itself
Creating a story
Of three thousand words
The power of pen
Can change the world