Practice Makes Perfect? The Elemental Tourist – Water by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. More Perfectionists Practicing next page … Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect?
Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns
Inside … Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
I am, indeed, very busy & I’m sorry to have been neglecting my blog & everyone elses’s blogs, but this is why & I’m very happy to be busy with my art & photography … … My latest photo collage! Event Horizon by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Sorry, I’m Busy More Sorry Bloggers next page … Continue reading Sorry, I’m Busy: This is What I’ve Been Doing
Challenge yourself to rethink your ideas about what subjects are appropriate, and then challenge yourself again to find an unusual perspective on your subject. A Selection of Alternative Perspectives Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual POV
What’s the one luxury you can’t live without? Photographers, artists, poets: show us LUXURY. Adam & Eve Enjoying the Fruits of Paradise This is my latest photo collage – A positive view of the creation myth! Luxurious Adam & Eve – The Hapy Couple by Khana Spector is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. More Luxuries next page … Continue reading Luxurious: Adam & Eve – The Happy Couple
Shanah Tova – Happy New Year! What’s That You Say? It’s September!!! Well here in Israel it’s Erev Rosh Hashannah – New Year’s Eve The New Year will be 5774 We will be celebrating with good company, good food, good wine & of course plenty of blessings for the year ahead. “Shannah Tova veMetuka” means literally “Good and Sweet Year” I wish one to everyone & … Continue reading Shanah Tova – Happy New Year!
Cast the movie of your life. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SUPERSTAR. They may not be stars but they are really super! Red Sprites Over Nebraska Amazing! Red sprites snapped dancing above a Nebraska storm – environment – 27 August 2013 – New Scientist. Ready for Your Close-up Other Close Ups next page … Continue reading Ready for Your Close-up: Red Sprites Over Nebraska
What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for? Photographers, artists, poets: show us EFFORT. I’m finally back after a rather hectic break & I’ve decided to make some changes. I’m very happy with the success of my blog so far, it went from nowhere to somewhere very quickly. However, I feel that it should be … Continue reading Secret of Success: Changes
You experience your own Freaky Friday, and switch bodies with someone you love/hate. Tell us what happens. Photographers, artists, poets: show us CHANGE. Visiting my sister & her family in St Leonards-on-Sea tonight, so no time to post anything special. Tomorrow we will be visiting Hastings. This is the sort of thing we will be looking at … Change More Freaky Friday’s next page … Continue reading Freaky Friday:
When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork? Photographers, artists, poets: show us STANDOUT. I tried to make this guy stand out a bit! Standout Read More Outstanding Bloggers next page … Continue reading Standout: Egyptian Cat
Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts… what does every element tell you about yourself? Photographers, artists, poets: show us REFLECTIONS. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall More Reflections next page … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Reflections
Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits? Photographers, artists, poets: show us FUNNY. Funny? My friend sent me this pic. I notice the place is closed. I wonder why? Too Funny? – Too Soon? I’m not sure what it means lol. I won’t be going there, that’s for sure! 🙂 Too Soon? Too Soon for others next page … Continue reading Too Soon? – For this Maybe!
You’re on a long flight, and a palm reader sitting next to you insists she reads your palm. You hesitate, but agree. What does she tell you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us HANDS. I spotted this at the Technion a few weeks ago. Life Line More Life Lines to Follow next page … Continue reading Life Line: Hands – The Whole Story
Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion? Photographers, artists, poets: show us USEFUL. When my husband called to say he was bringing me something for the kitchen this isn’t exactly what I was expecting … P.C. Other P.C. Bloggers next page … Continue reading P.C.: Unexpected Gift
For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject Clouds Over the Alps Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways – Clouds Over the Alps
Describe the last time you were moved to tears by something beautiful. Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEAUTY. The last time I was moved to tears was when I accidentally started the video of my husband & I exchanging our wedding vows. We stopped to watch a few seconds & ended up watching the whole video together. When it finished we looked at each other … Continue reading Moved to Tears: Video, Vows & Tears
Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you. Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSPORTED. Smell You Later Smell More Bloggers Later next page … Continue reading Smell You Later: Transported to Another Time
What bores you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us DULL. Looking for a picture that says dull was a bit dull actually. I finally found this … It’s a mechanic climbing into the underside of a truck to see what’s wrong. That’s pretty dull isn’t it! ( YAWN ) More Yawns next page … Continue reading ( YAWN ): This was dull
Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it. Photographers, artists, poets: show us NEVER. The queues for tourist attractions can be very long in London. The London Dungeon is no exception. I think this guy must have died waiting & got added to the props. He doesn’t look … Continue reading Never Again: The London Dungeon
Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience. Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRANSFORMATION. The picture I posted yesterday was a dream of the final result. It has been transformed into this … … Deity Everything Changes More Changing Bloggers next page … Continue reading Everything Changes: Deity
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you? Are the two connected? Photographers, artists, poets: show us DREAMS. This is the background of my next design. I’m dreaming of the end result. Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star More Dreamers next page … Continue reading Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star: Dreams
Anachronism (noun): an error in chronology; a person or thing that’s chronologically out of place. Write a story in which a person or thing is out of place, or recount a time when you felt out of place. Photographers, artists, poets: show us ANACHRONISM. A photo collage especially for the occaision … 🙂 Back to the Future Other Time Travellers next page … Continue reading Back to the Future: Anachronism – Abstract
Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of. Photographers, artists, poets: show us GREEN. Yesterday my daughter found this little guy in her apartment. She’s none too keen on bugs. I tried to let him out but he was weak & frightened & kept jumping back on my hand. I decided to take him out & release him somewhere nice. I took a riverside … Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster: Green-Eyed Bug
Why did you start you blog? Is that will why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned? Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEGINNINGS. Beginnings – The First Photo From My New Camera. One Of the reasons I love London is the parks. Origin Story More Origins next page … Continue reading Origin Story: First Pic
Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. Bonus points for a creative format (roundtable discussion, debate transcript, etc.). Photographers, artists, poets: show us DIVIDED. A House Divided More Divided Houses next page … Continue reading A House Divided: Ammonite
When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line. Photographers, artists, poets: show us HEATED. Another Short Post Drawing a Blank More Blanks next page … Continue reading Drawing a Blank: Another Short Post
Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW. I am just starting my mid-year visit to London. I’m very happy to be with my kids & grandsons so my posts will stay, mostly, short. This is a shot of my garden here &, now. It is unusually dried out due to the hot weather. Still, I’m very happy … Continue reading State of Your Year: My Garden Here & Now
Your life without a computer: what does it look like? Photographers, artists, poets: show us WITHOUT. Sooo … My passport arrived at around 11:30 this morning & after some hysterics & failing to get my visa from the Ministry of the Interior,because it was closed, I finally arrived at the airport by 15:10. I managed to get through baggage check & drop off by 15:30, … Continue reading Life After Blogs: Passport, Flight & Elves???
Create a short story, piece of memoir, or epic poem that is 26 sentences long, in which the first sentence begins with “A” and each sentence thereafter begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Photographers, artists, poets: show us ORDERLY. As Val disembarked from the plane she was feeling a little nervous. Being in a new country surrounded by unknown words was strange at first. … Continue reading A to Z: A Love Story
It’s the year 2113. A major museum is running an exhibition on life and culture as it was in 2013. You’re asked to write an introduction for the show’s brochure. What will it say? Photographers, artists, poets: show us RETROSPECTIVE. This is what I’ve been up to for the last week or so. It’s my entry for a chance to be included in the Society6 … Continue reading From the Collection of the Artist: Who’s Next?
Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it. Photographers, artists, poets: show us CONNECTIONS. I’m not too interested in stats. I’m supposed to be flying to the UK on Sunday. Looks like I’m going to miss my connection as my passport has not arrived yet. Maybe … Continue reading The Stat Connection: Connections
If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you? Photographers, artists, poets: show us MOVING. Hello ??? Deja Vu Alert !!! Rolling Stone – 7/7/13 and Dream Home – 16/7/13 Moving On … Moving On again next page … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home: Deja Vu Alert !!!
If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose? Photographers, artists, poets: show us SNEAKY. When I read the daily post today I was eating one of the fresh figs, that I had just bought in the market. I always think of the emperor Augustus when I eat a fig, as it’s … Continue reading Fly on the Wall: Sneaky Figs
If you normally write non-fiction, post a photo. If you normally post images, write fiction. If you normally write fiction, write a poem. If you normally write poetry, draw a picture. (New) photographers, artists, poets: show us OPPOSITE. I usually try to do a bit of everything. So maybe tonight I’ll just do nothing. My new laptop is off to be repaired tomorrow after just 3 … Continue reading Opposite Day: From Everything to Nothing
From a famous writer or celebrity, to a WordPress.com blogger or someone close to you — who would you like to be your biographer? Photographers, artists, poets: show us WORDS. There is only one person that I would trust to write my life story & that is me. There is no one on Earth that knows me well enough to even attempt such a thing. … Continue reading Your Life, the Book: My Life, My Book
Are you a sports fan? Tell us about fandom. If you’re not, tell us why not. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SPORTS. A Different Kind of Sport! How About Hedges For Players? Fandom More Fans next page … Continue reading Fandom: Jumpers For Goalposts?
Funnily enough the theme this week ties in with FlickrFriday’s theme & so I’ve used the same pic for both. I don’t have many old pics with me at the moment, so I went rummaging through my husbands photo album & found some nostalgic moments from his childhood. It was a very different childhood to mine. Nostalgic Continue reading Nostalgic: Those Were The Days!
Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog? Why? Photographers, artists, poets: show us OUTSIDE. There isn’t anyone I wouldn’t want to read my blog. I write my blog mostly to help develop my writing skills & I’m very happy for people to read it. I’m even happier when someone comments or gives me feedback, because then I get an idea of … Continue reading Keep Out: Don’t Be Silly – The Door Is Open
If you could live a nomadic life, would you? Where would you go? How would you decide? What would life be like without a “home base”? Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRAVEL. Firstly travelling & living a nomadic life are two very different things. Travelling is completely at the whim of the individual. There’s the choice to go where you want, when you want, to travel … Continue reading Rolling Stone: Nomad, Traveler or Both
Face, a photo by KhanaSpector on Flickr. Continue reading Face
Finish this sentence: “When I look in the mirror, I . . . “ Photographers, artists, poets: show us MIRRORED. Mirror, mirror on the wall Who’s the biggest fool of all? Tell me quickly. Tell me true. Is it me, or is it you? ♦ Mirror, mirror shameless friend An honest message you must send. I cannot hide. You cannot lie. What I am is what you … Continue reading Mirror, Mirror:
Companionable Continue reading Companionable: A Bicycle Made For Two
Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh. Photographers, artists, poets: show us JOYFUL. This picture is one I’ve had since around 2002. It’s a scan of an old photo of me & my oldest grandson. It was taken on a very joyful day trip to Lindisfarne. This poem is one I’ve had for about a month. It’s featured … Continue reading From the Gut: Love & Lindisfarne
Pinpoint a moment in your past where you had to make a big decision. Write about that other alternate life that could have unfolded. Photographers, artists, poets: show us OTHER. So many paths to tread It’s hard to know which ways I should have chosen & which roads would have been best for me & mine to roam. * So many schools & teachers I have … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled: What’s Traveled is Traveled
What makes a blog great? What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post? Photographers, artists, poets: show us GREATNESS. I like to see that someone has made a genuine effort to produce unique & personal material. I don’t have a particular genre that I follow, I just know when I see or read something I like. It’s just nice to see how people make … Continue reading Great or Greatest? – Popcorn & Movies
Photographers, artists, and poets: show us NATURE. The Natural World Other Natural Worlds to explore below … Continue reading The Natural World: Flora, Fauna & Fishermen
When my stepson read this photo challenge he reminded me that he had drawn this picture. He returned a couple of days later with it so that I could post it for the challenge. I was very touched by his gesture & I think it’s a very beautiful drawing. The World Through Your Eyes Continue reading The World Through Your Eyes: A Young View
You’re going on a cross-country trip. Airplane, train, bus, or car? (Or something else entirely — bike? Hot air balloon?) Photographers, artists, poets: show us TRAVEL. Modes of Transport – Hmm! There are many ways to get around. I’m not a great transport enthusiast or anything, but I have a few pics to share. I thought I’d try out that page thingy today, so I’ve sorted … Continue reading Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Modes of Transport