Sometimes I start something and, well….
My idea for this blog series — creating “word posters” from your suggestions — IS NOT HAPPENING right now… so sorry! But I can share some notes I took on some of your previous suggestions, and I will:
#3 – Awkward Frogs and Busy Chickens, suggested by Julia
Awkward frogs are one thing, but busy chickens are another.
#4 – Moving, suggested by Sara
Moving is something that I apparently love to do.
(Not the body-motion kind of moving, but the house-location kind — the former would be a little too close to exercise and, well, I think you know where this sentence is going….)
But moving to a new house? Where I will be able to shed all of my piles of stuff and it will be neat and fresh and sparkly? Something with a view perhaps? Or a studio space where I can close the door?
Yes. (Zillow here I come.)
#5 – Why I’ve believed six impossible things before breakfast, suggested by Beth
I love this. It opens the mind and Lewis Carroll was brilliant to write it.
But I can do the Queen one better. Here are SEVEN impossible things that I believed before breakfast this morning!
- That I will meditate for five minutes today like I’ve been told to do (and which will change my life).
- That I will make it to drinking my coffee without checking my email for “drawing emergencies.”
- That I will take a shower and get dressed before noon.
- That I will get at least one thing completely done on my to-do list today.
- That I will find my to-do list.
- That I will vacuum on a regular basis, starting today.
- That I will make a word poster like I promised.
#6 – Siamese cats, suggested by Nancy
I would like to write a poem
about these Siamese cats in my head
But they are meowing
And there are quite a lot of them
Give or take a few
#7 – The sky was yellow and the sun was blue…
– From Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead, suggested by nlharty
When you think about it, this makes as much sense as the other way around.
I promised you 10 so three more to go! Please comment with a topic (it can be just one or two words, or a sentence, a quote, etc.). Thank you!!
Sandy Ward said:
(#3) I think Julie’s suggestion could also be funny as:
Busy frogs and awkward chickens
Wonderful ideas Carla.
I’ve always loved the Chinese proverb….
“Keep a green bough in your heart and the singing bird will come”
Such an optimistic thought, and it has my mind full of images.
Jill Kuhn said:
I think my cat was an artist in a former life… He likes to watch all your art videos with me… he is especially interested when you draw or paint. 😺🎨
What if all cats are artists? And we just don’t know it! 😉
Hi Jill. Love your cat. Wish I could see the two of you watching Carla together. So fun! 🙂
Hummm! It’s a down day today. I also want to move, not excercise, just move, push away all my stuff, renew everything. Maybe that’s why my skin is itching because I’m itching to move on, and it interferes with getting things done. I should catch up and make a poster today and some animals, I don’t want to. I’d rather slosh around in the rain and have a coffee at a donut shop or in a strange diner or sit in Pigeon Park and get wet. Sometimes you have to push yourself to be creative and sometimes you have to sit and do nothing much and be the thing that other people see that might cause them to be creative. I know, I’m weird. While sorting some junk, I opened a little book and this peeked out:
“Life is rather like a tin of sardines, we are all looking for the key”. Alan Bennett.
The second reference to sardines this week. I don’t like them, I’m sure the 3,643 Simese cats will. Thanks for your post Carla, throughly enjoyed it, posters can wait, they will be better for it.
Sheila Marie Delgado said:
I believe… I believe… It’s silly, but I believe. (Miracle on 34th Street. Original version. To your #5)
And then SHE GETS A NEW HOUSE! Gotta love that movie 😉
Love all of the comments here, just as much as your post. See what you started!!!
Cats are artists… Of course they are 🙂 hahhaha
# 5 is all me too…except I know where my To Do Lists are…piled up on my desk. (Why do I write so many of those things?) No, we don’t shower and get dressed before noon-ever! There is art to be made. Cheers-
Thank you, for so cleverly opening up to all of us all those bits & pieces of your everyday life, heart, & soul.
Oh, my!! #5 —- 7 impossible things before breakfast— seems that I should have made this list. Or maybe just make it my “to do” list!
Just be you. 🙂
Yes, thanks for being you and being here.
#5 is me too sometimes. I think up schemes to not loose the to do lists, stack em up, move em and then loose them, until I fnd them again, weeks or months later.
I think we should do to them what Diane does to her books with notes and morning pages, gesso them, splatter on them and then draw. Or just draw.
So: Just draw. (That would be good too.)
Love this post!