Posts Tagged ‘Creativity


the girls…

“If I didn’t start painting, I would have raised chickens….Life is what you make it. Always has been. Always will be.” Grandma Moses

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The flow of ideas…….

“May what I do flow from me like a river, no forcing and no holding back, the way it is with children.”   Rainer Rilke

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Pointing the Way toward Excellence…..

little bear-smiling bear-wood carving-photography-East L.-Oregon-SwittersBI am sincerely pleased to acknowledge a nomination from Aquiliana at the enormously popular La Audacia de Aquiles for the Excellence Blog Award. Audacia de Aquiles is a most fascinating journey into Greek Mythology, history and the underpinnings to Western Civilization. Always fascinating to visit and learn. Thank you so very much Aquiliana!!! Gosh, I hope I got those vowels right.

As is consistent with the awards, I am to pass on this award to ten or so worthy creators and point the way to their site. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there and each award provides me the gift to point toward those amazing minds. With this award, you are kindly spared knowing the minutiae about SwittersB, so let me immediately point the way to my selections for the Excellence in Blogging Award.

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Candy Canes Lites

Circadian Reflections   Gossamer Threads   Storyteller   Fabulous 50’s   Lipstick & Coffee

       Abstract Art by Sharon Cummings   Sherry Lachelle Photography   Serendipity

Foxxie Cinnamon’s Blog   Passion through Poetry   The One Thing I Know for Sure

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An Old Tree: Seen it all……………..

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‘Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.’ Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928

‘Located deep in the thick woods stands one lone dead tree, many a fierce storm has passed through, passing by, always letting the tree be.”  Adine Cathey, An Old Forgotten Tree

“A wind had blown the rain away, and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the tree stands. I think, I too, have known Autumn too long.”  e.e. cummings



Writing & Photography: A Mental Block…..

Is it lunar, seasonal, hormonal, low light? I feel as if my mojo packed a bag and took off to a sunnier locale. The drab grey sets in, the rain commences and some chemical seepage occurs in my brain. Doldrums, writer’s block of a sort. Nothing inspires. I try but, for now, the inspiration lags behind.

I had some ideas but they petered out………

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I thought about writing some soft, furry little pet piece about Penny the Cat intruding on my research about fly fishing………

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I thought about researching how moon faces evolved in art and cultures, but I got bogged down in Galileo, telescopes and Germanic history…………..

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I thought about standing naked before you, statistically speaking, and wondering if blogging is really worth the effort given how so few people really wander by and why the damn drop in numbers….geeze I have stat’s envy!!!!

But nothing really resonated. Work really intrudes on creativity doesn’t it? I need to grab the camera and the rods and head out and explore. I am sure my employer would understand my explanations about mental blocks and creativity?

Day Dreamin…….

Day Dreamin’ The Winter Away? The Doldrums must be conquered!!!



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Photography On Hold: Empty Hands

SB caddis bh pupaI posted this pic some years ago. I have always liked the flies I tied and the wing from the hen feather. Now my trusty camera is on the fritz with some sensor this or that kaput and (kaput & fritz?…I hope you know what I mean there) I am left with an older cell phone and a little Sony digital to take some pics. When I will get back my primary camera is in that “two to three weeks” sphere. 

Snag_DLLike any hobby that gives satisfaction, when you don’t have a key component you realize how much you have internalized the process. And now that you are missing that necessary tool…you get twitchy without it.

x Red Heart

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