Celebrating our Muses

I’ve mentioned my Missing Muse and lack of inspiration to write lately. The topics of muses and lack of creative motivation are routine challenges for writers across our community. The pandemic, isolation, political, and economic challenges have touched our lives and many a muse is missing or at least in serious remission. I’ve written about…

seance, muse, reunion

Musing for Moka

  Musing for Moka  Thanks to Diana for the nudge to go looking for my missing muse. She and her muse have a tortuous relationship, which apparently works well for both of them. Her mercenary muse is a foul smelling hunk with serious control issues. May your relationship be long and ornery! If you want…

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi ~ fanciful colors freaky fungi growing art nature’s mystery ~ This was a fungus I found growing along the trail at Lake Fayetteville, I have no idea what it is, other than beautiful and mind-boggling in it’s array of colors that looks like an abstract painting. Any fungi experts who can identify this…

Damn the Butterflies

Damn the Butterflies   I aspire to write like Brooke and Tanya when I grow up! Brooke wrote her heart in response to some requests from readers and then seemed to apologize for it not being happy with butterflies as requested. Brooke’s piece moved me in ways I can’t even put in words. My mind…

monsters, moss, imagination

Monsters in the Moss

Monsters in the Moss ~ monsters in the moss creatures lurking in the grass silken hideaways imagination run wild dreams to pass the time of day ~ I love the variety of colors, textures, and plants in this corner of the woods. Looking at the image later, I saw what appeared to be two creatures…

missing muse

Missing Muse

Missing Muse My writing muse has been missing in action for a while. My fanciful friend, Muse Brad, seems to have left the premises. I persist in writing because I’m a stubborn cuss, but my writing feels flat and forced. Or maybe I have a new muse that is all about writing schedules ala D. Wallace’s…

mystery, poetry

Embracing the Mystery

~ tendrils of mist swirl about my body creating an aura of mystery washed in nature’s veil both refreshing and exciting what lies ahead is not clear the foggy valley beckons I  step boldly into the unknown ~ Christmas arrived early for me! Thanks to the feedback from this community, I have relaxed into the…

Cool Jazz, poem

Street Jazz

Street Jazz ~ street dancing with life vibrant colors play like jazz come feel the rhythm ~ For some reason, this wonderful image by Kirt Tisdale struck me like a hot jazz tune. I love the vibrant colors and feeling of this image. Kirt was kind enough to allow me to use this image for…

creativity, art

You are Creative!

You are Creative! We tend to view creativity as something magical and special given to only the privileged few. In fact, I believe we are all creative. We simply express it in different ways. The main problem is with our limited definitions and perceptions of what it means to be creative. Creativity can be seen as…