I've never met a board or card game I didn't like but game-playing people go against my grain. You know the type. The type that rattled Lucy. Where do they come from? Those with the self-determined solutions for un-asked questions?
My current favorite games are Quiddler, Domino Trains, Scrabble and, if I can win one time, I might like a bit of chess even though it's almost too slow for me. I'm in a hurry. And not much good at strategizing.
Truly, I'm there for the giggles. Last summer I was teaching a little kid to play SlapJack and found a lot more laughs and slaps with a double deck of pinochle cards instead of the standard deck.
a small slip of ivy
the heart of ess
curls round my thumb
fashions a smile
a sense of spring
symbolic and green
the original sin
shaped by an asp
morphs to blood stains
on spreadsheets and
scripts the bottom line
of snakes in the grass
sweet and sensual
curves to a spiral
the siren call
of the seasonal ess
a small slip of ivy
This edited re-post is a favorite of mine and I hope you'll enjoy it as well.
The digital image is a copper wire twisted to an S and photographed on top of a CD reflecting a window's light. Resized in Irfranview, framed in MS Digital Image Suite.
READ WRITE POEM Include as many of these PPPPrompt words as Possible: posthumous, parallelogram, platitude, prevaricate, procrastinate, plethora, plaster, pernicious, polyglot, pea, prickle, porous, processional
prevaricate she does
plasters old platitudes
porous as split peapods
plethora of lies 'til
processional turns up
posthumous tell-tale truths
PleiadesForm: 7 lines, 6 syllables - each line begins with the first letter of the title
Image is a combination apophysis fractal and digital photo.
Looking at this litany of Reds brought on an urge to color something. Anything. An urge to replace the gray of today with vivid, life-sustaining RED. So, I'm off to play with color on my Bamboo Fun Tablet which is similar to watercoloring without the mess.
Red, it is.
The image is a digital 'watercolor' created on Bamboo Fun Tablet and framed in FrameFun.
Pointillism. A form of detailed painting which is made by thousands and thousands of tiny dots. It's fallen out of favor in the recent years due to the massive amount of time and energy it consumes. A friend of mine worked on one for half her life and found that when it was finished she disliked it with a passion. Not a good thing.
I've never attempted it. Not long on patience and definitely short of dedication, I turned to watercolor because it often paints itself. A little water, a little pigment, a piece of paper and a few turns of the paper often manages to make an underpainting to be finished with a few broad strokes and a bit of negative painting.
The image is one of my first watercolors, an underwater scene, which I opened in Adobe Photoshop Elements to invert its color and then used the Pointillize filter. It shows a bit of the action required by this form of painting.