Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall: Reflections


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

Moved to Tears: Video, Vows & Tears


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

Never Again: The London Dungeon


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

Everything Changes: Deity


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

Back to the Future: Anachronism – Abstract


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

Green-Eyed Monster: Green-Eyed Bug


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

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Life After Blogs: Passport, Flight & Elves???


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???

A to Z: A Love Story


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

A Friend in Need: My Closest Friend


Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is…” Photographers, artists, poets: show us FRIENDSHIP. FRIENDSHIP My closest friend is definitely my husband. He’s there when I’m cracking up as well as when I’m laughing. He sits patiently listening to all my crazy stories, & all my rants about the world & it’s injustices. He views all my photos, poems, pictures & posts before I publish them & tells … Continue reading A Friend in Need: My Closest Friend

From the Collection of the Artist: Who’s Next?


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?

The Stat Connection: Connections


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

There’s No Place Like Home: Deja Vu Alert !!!


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 !!!

Stranger in a Strange Land: One Of My All Time, Favourite Novels


What’s your favorite part about visiting a new place — the food? The architecture? The people watching? Photographers, artists, poets: show us NEW. Forget the travel stuff.  Stranger in a Strange Land Stranger in a Strange Land is one of my all time favourite novels. If you haven’t read it yet you really should. Here’s a very brief introduction to the plot. Valentine Michael Smith … Continue reading Stranger in a Strange Land: One Of My All Time, Favourite Novels

Dream Home: As Luck Would Have It!


You win a contest to build your dream home. Draft the plans. Photographers, artists, poets: show us DREAMS. As luck would have it my stepson invited my husband & myself to accompany him, this very morning, to the last class of his summer architecture course. He has been attending every day for the last two weeks & today we went to see the result of his … Continue reading Dream Home: As Luck Would Have It!

Far from Home: Down Under


Tell us about the farthest you’ve ever traveled from home. Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISTANCE. In 1982 my sister & my brother-in-law invited my husband, my daughter & myself to visit them in Australia. I was pregnant with my son & the prospect of such a long journey was a bit daunting, but I’ve never been one to refuse a challenge or an invitation, so … Continue reading Far from Home: Down Under

Opposite Day: From Everything to Nothing


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

Earworm: What Does It Mean?


Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week. Photographers, artists, poets: show us INSPIRATION. Well here’s a poem made completely from other people’s songs. I’ve included the performers names after their quotes. Just ignore the names when you read it ◊♦◊ Earworm Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far … Continue reading Earworm: What Does It Mean?

Keep Out: Don’t Be Silly – The Door Is Open


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

Barter System: Or Feudal System?


If the world worked on a barter system, how would you fare? Would you have services to barter? Would you be successful, or would you struggle? Photographers, artists, poets: show us SKILL. The reason we have money is because bartering doesn’t really work on a large scale. It’s fine in small communities where people care about each other but once the scale is enlarged it’s … Continue reading Barter System: Or Feudal System?

Rolling Stone: Nomad, Traveler or Both


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

Tables Turned: Uncomfortable


Are you as comfortable in front of a camera as behind one? Being written about, as well as writing? Photographers, artists, poets: show us DISCOMFORT. The simple answer to this – NO! I don’t mind being written about so much, but I absolutely hate being photographed, videoed or recorded speaking. Funnily enough I’m happy to be recorded singing & have been featured singing a song, that … Continue reading Tables Turned: Uncomfortable

A Mystery Wrapped in an Engima: The Early Days


Tell us something most people probably don’t know about you. Photographers, artists, poets: show us MYSTERIOUS. There are so many things that most people don’t know about me, I hardly know where to start. I have had, what I consider to be, a very interesting & mysterious life. I can’t tell the whole story here but maybe a glimpse into my beginnings will explain why … Continue reading A Mystery Wrapped in an Engima: The Early Days

The Road Less Traveled: What’s Traveled is Traveled


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

Great or Greatest? – Popcorn & Movies


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

No Longer a Mere Mortal: Almost Immortal – Bhishma’s Tale


Almost Immortal The Mahabharata is undoubtedly one of the greatest epic poems ever written. It tells many stories of many people & events but one character that is present from soon after it starts until just before it ends is Bhishma. The story of this great sage & warrior is interlaced with most of the other tales & characters throughout the entire poem. I’d like to … Continue reading No Longer a Mere Mortal: Almost Immortal – Bhishma’s Tale

We Can Be Taught! – The Fly & I


Tell us a moment or an incident that you treasure  — not necessarily because it brought you happiness, but because it taught you something about yourself. Photographers, artists, poets: show us LEARNING. Today I tried to meditate The fly had other plans. Every time my mind detached It landed on my hands. * At first annoyed I thrashed about. Into the air it rose. I … Continue reading We Can Be Taught! – The Fly & I