Have you heard of Abecedarian?

Recently a writing friend posted an abecedarian poem; I had never heard that name before. But I do love playing with the alphabet, and if you receive my weekly newsletter, you’ll know I have been featuring the letters of the alphabet. Since I’m learning different...

A Ballad for You

A Ballad for You I’m taking this wonderful season of growth to learn some new forms of poetry, to be wild with my paintbrush. Last week I tried a couplet, this week I studied an ancient form of poetry, the ballad. The ballad is a traditional form of poetry that...

Poetry and Posies

I wondered about what direction I should go with my blog in the next months … May is beautiful and springtime, but in my world, I am also immersed in memorials this month, some for those I cared deeply about. When I’m feeling melancholy I’m finding I want to paint, or...

Easy as Pie

Who thought pie would be easy?  In fact, who came up with that saying anyway? When I think of making pie, I think of trying to achieve the flaky crust my mother created.  Not so easy. Pies were a staple in our house, loved by my father, and yes, all of us kids too....

I grew a Garden in my Mind

It’s the time of year where gardeners are full of hopes and dreams, and plans to create and produce a garden. Some love flowers, others vegetables, others are landscape artists. Even after the disappointments of last year, the severe heat and drought, there is fresh...

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