Saturday, October 26, 2013

October 26, 2013 Sunday Whirl #132


Fragments G&C #153   30"x30" gouache on w/c paper


Fragments of Squares and Triangles
Flames burn bright
In the corner
Kiva fire place
Winter is just 
Arriving

Makes heart yearn
For other days
With weather
Still warm

Yet the warm fire 
In the corner
Feels safe
When waking
On cold winter's
Morn

Feelings of the heart
Are immeasurable
Erode confidence
Make the world
Inky
A bend in the road
Difficult

Still the pebble
In my shoe
Causes me to slow down
While painting with clay
The squares and triangles
Drawn on the sheet
Before me

Note: I always like to work in winter, the landscape has lost it's bright color, except for the clear blue New Mexico sky.  I snuggle into the warm studio and spend my days at work, painting squares and triangles, investigating all possibilities.  The image is one of the last completed works.  My medium of choice is gouache, a paint made of clay.


Prompt: flames, yearn, immeasurable, safe, inky, bend
waking, still, erode, clay, sheet, pebble
 

Thursday, October 24, 2013



Home Alone
Routine is changed
Bags packed
Placed bye the door
They think
I don’t know
Haven’t noticed

They are going somewhere
Maybe we are all going
They took me before

Taking things to the hudaroo
I follow them back and forth
I try to jump in the hudaroo

They put me in the house
Shutter the windows
Pat my head
Promise to return
I turn my back to them
I know what they are doing

Lock the door
I’m alone
The hudaroo roars down the drive
I sadly sing
My tribal song to myself
Will they ever return
Purr, purr, purr


Home alone ---- again

Note:  We were thinking how it must be from Beau's point of view.  When we get ready to go somewhere he knows, follows us, and then when he figures out he isn't going, he is very sad.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

October 19, 2013 Sunday Whirl #131/Poets United #172


Behind the Fence
Off balance
Or perfectly centered
No way to cheat
While walking the line
Yet life is an amalgam
And often I don't know
The difference

A piece of gravel
In my shoe
Trash in my pockets
Have no idea
Where I am headed
Down the yellow brick road
With nothing on my mind

Your tentacles
Follow me
Your notices
Posted
Come back to safety
Remain behind
The brick fence
Red and wonderous

Create your own world
Stitch your mouth closed
Balance everything
Keep your secrets
Behind the fence
You won't know
The difference

Note:  There is no way to know the lives of others, it is a secret world behind the fence.  Do you tell everything?  Or are there some things you don't want to share?

Prompt:

amalgam, gravel, trash, nothing, cheat, vacant, 

brick, mouth, tentacles, fence, notices, everything, balance



Sunday, October 13, 2013

October 13, 2013 Sunday Whirl #130

(Image from the internet)

Right to the edge
Born for nothing less
There are so many bends
And circles
Is it a drunkard's path

Your idea trumps
All others
Thunder claps in
The distance
Pray for rain

Extinction of the world
Predicted
Yet we are sleepy
When it comes
To solutions

Dry up and blow away

I am not a phophet
Just an artist
One who makes 
Pictures and mends hearts



Prompt:edge, trumps, drunkard, world, mends, binds
prophet, born, expected, circles, sleepy, thunder





Sunday, October 6, 2013

Saturday October 5, 2013 Sunday Wordle #129



Secrets of a Clever Gambler

Take a chance
Place your bet
Clever gambler
That you are

Streets swept clean
Apples ripe on the tree
Stars blink bright
Flesh raw 
Men that are not free

Fill the basket
Put away the saw
Shake hands
Work together
Build a nest
Of flesh and bone

Throw the dice
Count the dots
On ivory
Black on white
Take a chance
Place your bet
Clever gambler
That you are


Prompt:  chance, nest, secret, clever, swept, ripe, 
blinked, stars, basket, flesh, saw, hand