|A Witch's Brew 358/365|
by Rosemary Aubut
A witch's brew I make for you
A stinky stew a hearty brew
Health be not a scary thought
My caldron ready to see you through
Sticks and stones and brittle bones
A stock of plasma boiling red
A smell to surely clear your head
O eerie ghosts and goblins too
Come to me I will care for you
O me O my what's in the sky
My hairy arms raise on high
Bats swoop down to compete my stew
Let chill my brew let curdle too
It best be eaten by the midnight light
Raising your spirit to all new height
Let your soul take to flight
Yes my darlings come to me
A scary witch that I be
I love you all as a good witch can
This Halloween Night be full of fright
Try as you might to break my spell
There is no escape from this fearsome hell
For those in doubt I can not cook
I have my sacred spellbound book
A boiling pot I saved for you
To drink or not up to you
Posted to: http://www.the-creative-exchange.com
Monday, October 31, 2011
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|Painting By Lynn|
I guess you just never know how you can inspire another person. I posted the photo below on Sunday, October 23rd, entitled, Health Is A Large Word. I liked the photo but wouldn't classify it as one of my top ten. Thought it just OK! A fellow blogger from California, then commented that she would like to paint the watermelons and would I grant her permission! Yikes, are you kidding me, yes, yes, yes!
It brings me such joy to know that I actually inspired someone like Lynn. Wow, she has inspired me as well, look at her painting above. Makes me want to pick up a paint brush again!
You can enjoy Lynn's blog by clicking here --> Getting My Feet Wet. She is a very talented quilter as well, and a very proud new grandma.
Thanks Lynn, you have made my day!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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Monday, October 24, 2011
"Fashion is always of the time in which you live. It is not something standing alone. But the grand problem, the most important problem, is to rejeuvenate women. To make women look young. Then their outlook changes. They feel more joyous."~Coco Chanel~
Is this photo joyous or what? Walking thru a grand flea market recently, Judy and I came across this more than colorful store. Yikes, flea markets have come a long way, I thought! Judy suggested I take a photo for my blog, there was no twisting my arm on this one!
Neither of us were quite sure where one would wear such attire? My friend being of an adventurous nature decided to interview the owner!
The white dress with the red trim is actually a wedding dress. "The remaining could be worn to proms and social events," the owner said. Upon further investigation I noticed that not one was made out of flannel or had the proper coverage for my liking! Call me old and a little old fashioned but I also think that fashion should be comfortable as well. Look at that mannequin on the bottom right...Holy guacamole!
There is something out there for everyone, I guess. Feeling a little more rejuvenated, joyous and fashion educated for having visited this colorful place, we moved along. A store for the younger fashion savvy generation for sure!
Ahhh... the flea market a wonderful place to find the unexpected, overloading the unsuspecting senses!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well, and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."~James H. West~
Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy spirit, If you have all three you are a very wealthy person!
It is the gathering of one's being blended into a happy soul that knows no boundaries.
A wealth that money just can't buy!
Attending a flea market yesterday we enjoyed many treasures, lots of bling, items to help one sing and a few items that one can fling! Nine hundred stores under one roof!
Wow, talk about sensory overload! I brought my camera to see what I could capture. There are always many sights and sounds to behold here!!! Not to mention the smell of hot grease torturing fresh vegetables.
The most interesting and colorful for me were the vegetable stands. Farmers neatly and proudly displaying their precious bounty.
Taking charge, protecting one's health is the greatest purchase and investment one can add to the portfolio of life!
Now go eat your veggies and french fries don't count! I really need to start living my own words here! I have fallen off that long wagon train of health once again!
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
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This is the third ad that I have designed for my baby brother's place of business. I wrote about him earlier this past summer, you can check it out by clicking on the following link, True Craftsmanship!
The ad will publish in a local magazine to be distributed in the South Coast Area of Massachusetts. A bit wordy, I think, but he wants it all in there!
Not sure how I acquire these little jobs along the wayside, but attracting them seems to be what I do best. He promised to buy me an ice cream when I visit for Christmas! What a guy!
Since I am allergic to ice cream I'm going to have to settle for a sincere thank you!
A thank you he generously provides, I'm more than glad to help him out!
What else are big sister's for???
He is my brother after all!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
|The Steel Ixora|
"Related to the gardenia and coffee plants, Ixora is said to be native to Asia and whose name derives from an Indian deity."~google search~
The Ixora plant is quite common here in southern Florida, a source of constant color, they bloom all year.
As anyone who follows my blog knows I left my green thumb back in Massachusetts.
Resorting to clay pots of foliage that are inhabited by true and blue indestructible proven to grow living organisms, another words they survive on sheer neglect, remaining contained as well.
What could I plant in my newly vacated by a weaker species, royal blue pot, I thought?
Walking thru my favorite home improvement center, lowes and behold the Ixora Plant appeared, on sale to boot.! Yes the answer to my not so green Floridian thumb prayers.
These plants survive in abandoned vacant lots with no care at all. A true child of Mother Nature, herself, caring for the not so very privileged!
The variety I chose above is rather wispy which lends itself to clay pot habitation, I think!
We shall see!!! I figure some famous explorer went to India and brought this species back to this continent. Hmmm... lets go with Ferdinand Magellan. Wasn't he the Portuguese explorer who sailed around the world??? Hence the title!
You google it I have to go and plant my Ixora!
Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire."~Pamela Hansford Johnson~
The silence was so loud one could hear the grass grow! Last evening our golf cart expedition set out a bit late around 7:15PM. We only had a short period of time to capture the quiet. It was as though the earth took a deep breath and held it the entire time we were about. No breeze to be had, yet warm and comfortable. Many homes scattered about the golf course, not a sound to be heard. The insects held off on their evening melody, croaking frogs lay silent, chirping birds home in their nests! A feather falling may have been detected! Mother Nature was taking a nap! Eerie but very beautiful we forged ahead. Hubby at the helm!
No wildlife to capture and a bit disappointed, when suddenly the sun saved the day and bid us a fond farewell in very grand style.
It is wonderful how it happens day after day, repetitious yet unique each and every time if we only take a moment to notice.
Have a wonderful day!
Kim Klassen's texture, Scratched Magic July.
Monday, October 10, 2011
"Art is a human activity which has as its purpose the transmission to others of the highest and best feelings to which men have risen."~Leo Tolstoy~
If herein lie the gates of heaven count me in! Yesterday we visited Matlacha, Florida. The home of many fishermen, artists, galleries and shops, a place of true local color in it's purest form. Built in old Florida style long before concrete became king, one can stroll along viewing purple, orange, yellow and hot pink structures of architecture, it is a feast for the color craving eye.
The garden pictured above lives in the back of one of my best loved galleries. Matlacha a favorite place of which I never tire of it's creativity no matter how many times I visit.
A Garden of Eden, unspoiled so to speak, that leaves one inspired, to transpire their own best feelings!
Have a wonderful day!
Sunday, October 9, 2011
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|Charlotte Rose |
This is Charlotte Rose, my great-niece, she is my sister's first grandchild. My sister has four daughters so you can only imagine the attention this precious baby gets. It was her Christening last Sunday and regretfully I could not attend. I asked Kristen, her mom, to send me some photos and the above are her captures. I enhanced them with old fashioned photo frames from, TheCoffeeShopBlog.com.
I was thrilled to learn that I had a small part in the selection of this beautiful dress. I had a bag of old linens that included four antique christening gowns that I gave to my sister Terry, when we moved to Florida. Terry and Kristen selected the above gown and gave it to my mom, Charlotte's great-grand-mother, to wash, starch and press, it needed only a couple of small repairs. So now there are four generations involved with the wearing of this garment. Terry also solved the bonnet dilemma, as no mall had anything to match. She went to an antique store and found an elaborate old pillow case along with three yards of antique lace, that matched perfectly and made the bonnet herself.
Wow, when things are just meant to be!
Kristen, recently graduated from nursing school and has chosen to stay at home with her precious new baby, she is such a wonderful new mom.
Everything Kristen touches seems to turn to gold, she made the christening cake too, her first attempt at cake decorating. So much talent!
Wouldn't you love to know who first wore that christening gown and how many years ago it was. If linens could only talk!
Coincidentally, four gowns, four daughters, hmmm, I think I see a tradition starting here!