Posted in Choka

Last Nights Dream

Lamp and Tamborine drawing
Drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 05-28-20

Objects left behind,

Old out dated wooden lamps

And a tamborine,

That made no sound because

It had no jingles,

Only leather cords hanging

In braids, when shaken

They made no noise at all,

In someone’s storage shed.

Choka

In my dream last night I was a worker who was part of a cleanup team that cleared out and cleaned up houses that had been recently vacated for some reason, perhaps by people moving away or from them passing on from this life.

In this one particular scene I and others in my group, who I don’t know, no one was revealed to me, came upon a storage shed that was filled with old, quality made, wooden objects, like hand carved lamps and such. One of my companions wondered if the people would be returning to take these items as they seemed to be of value, but though they were beautifully carved wood they were outdated, and I thought that might be the reason they were left behind.

At the end of the shelf I saw a tambourine, and when I picked it up it made no sound. I saw it was because it had no jingles, only braided leather ropes hanging down. I swished it back and forth but it was silent.

Then I awoke and am now pondering what this dream might mean, either for me or someone else.

One thought I had was that instruments or objects weren’t being used for the purpose they’d been created for.

The tambourine wasn’t meant to be silent. It’s jingles we’re missing rendering it useless, but why it had leather braids is still a mystery to me…

Also, the fine quality carved wood lamps were not being used for the purpose they were created for. They were being hidden in a storage unit, sitting idle in a shelf, not showing the beautiful workmanship of their creator and not shining their light as they were supposed to do.

Hmmmm… interesting thoughts…

(I tried drawing as best I could the images I saw in my dream, also now wondering if the carved diamond shapes have any meaning…)

Your comments are welcomed. Any thoughts??

Thank you.

Posted in Acrostic

FLOWERS

Watercolor drawing of wildflowers by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020
Watercolor drawing by Leona J. Atkinson ©️2020

Flowers erase frowns and

Lift spirits.

On days when the

World seems colorless and

Everything is dreary, flowers

Remind us to

Stop, smile, and seek beauty everywhere

Acrostic

Posted in Senryu, September 2019

Doodling Day

Hand drawing with doodling
Hand Doodle Art @LeonasDesigns 2019

Monotone message

Conquering the boredom

Doodling on my hand

Senryu

I joined an art challenge this month on #Instagram called #Sketchtember and today’s prompt was to sketch a hand so I decided to try sketching a 3D hand plus do some doodling on it while I was listening to a lecture on writing poetry for a poetry class I am in.

Thus, the result was this poem and art I am posting today 😊.

?–Have you ever tried #doodling or #sketching as a challenge, or as a way to overcome boredom?

(And…if you are on Instagram–follow me @LeonasDesigns or @LeonasLines )

Posted in Choka, September 2019

Save the Coral

Save the Coral watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019
“Save the Coral”watercolor painting by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Oh so far away

A precious gift is dying

Bleaching is taking

It’s beautiful color

As sediments smother

And chemicals cause harm

Coral Reefs need help

What can we possibly do

To help save the Coral?

Choka

Everyone can help—here’s how:

10 Ways You Can Help Save Coral Reefs Infographic

https://aamboceanservice.blob.core.windows.net/oceanservice-prod/facts/coralinfographic.pdf

There are many organizations that are working to save the Coral Reefs.

For more information visit this link:

Coral Reef Alliance: https://coral.org/

Posted in Acrostic, August 2019, Scripture

YOU MATTER

Original drawing by Leona J. Atkinson 2019

Yes, you are unique! There’s

Only one you in this whole

Universe! Imagine that!

Many might make

Attempts to be like you, but

Try though they might,

They’ll never be you,

Ever! Because you are special!

Remember that!

Acrostic

“You are God’s masterpiece”

Ephesians 2:10

Posted in Acrostic, May 2019, Scripture

EVE

“EVE” Mixed Media Art ©️LeonasDesigns 2019
Mixed Media Art ©️LeonasDesigns 2019

Evicted from the Garden

Victim of beguilement

Embodiment of all living

Acrostic

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Genesis 3:13

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

Genesis 3:20

Posted in February 2019, Tanka

Hog’s Hunch

Groundhog drawing by LeonasDesigns©️2019

Phil’s Faithful Followers

Gathered at Gobbler’s Knob

in Punxsutawney.

Phil appears, shadow does not

Early Spring is on its way

Tanka

CNN Groundhog Day 2019

“Faithful followers, there is no shadow of me and a beautiful spring it shall be,” a member of Phil’s Inner Circle read from the groundhog’s prediction scroll to the cheers and applause from the crowd.

Thousands of people gathered Saturday at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to watch a famous groundhog deliver his highly anticipated forecast.

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow around 7:30 a.m. ET and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring for us all –CNN Punxsutawney,PA