Friday, June 23, 2017
So much of my time
is 'frittered away...'
with a thousand
Load and unload.
Refill the soap containers.
Refill the salt.
Wipe the floor.
Shut the door.
Let the dog in.
Refill my phone.
Trim my nails then
wash my hair...
Wash (and re-wash) my clothes...
Give the cats water.
Feed Wrastle (the lizard)
and sift through his sand...
Then, the god-awful
Saturday, May 6, 2017
I don’t want this poem crafted
or to end with a shocking ‘surprise’
Most certainly I do not want this poem to gob-smack
you right in between your eyes
I want this poem to be like a muzzle that sneaks up behind for a little cuddle
I want this poem to be soft, feathery, and brown
I want this poem to grow right from the ground
I want this poem to be lighter than air
I want this poem to float everywhere
I want this poem to sing a sweet little song
I want this poem to just happen along
I want this poem to vanish as you turn your head
I want this poem to greet you as you rise up from your bed
I want this poem to fly fly away
and to come back at the end of the day
I want this poem to give you a thrill
I want this poem to meet you over there on the hill
and if you're in doubt the same time next year
I want this poem to reappear.
© Karen Ann Powell
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Finished! Antique wedding kewpie (porcelain) dolls for Marge P.
I have been working on this project for a bit!
These are antique porcelain kewpie wedding cake topper dolls
that have been restored. The shiny satin fabric is from
my great Aunt Helen's wedding dress!
Below is a 'before' photo!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
So, I contend that there a but a few man-made thing-stuff items that are worthy of a photo. But here is one of them.
(A 1964 red-box Parker Brothers Real Estate Trading Game Equipment; "Monopoly.")
I recently bought a complete board game and have been waiting to show you this...
because they are doing away with a token.
Big box, big board.
Yes, they have officially 'voted' to do away with one of the token pieces....
:( = much sadness.
Below is the link to an article.
Click on it to find out which one,
but do tell me your...
(1) best guess...and
(2) your personal token favorite, too.
And...(3) if you could 'invent' a new token,
what would it be??
I intend to buy as many of them...as I can.
(You've been warned.)