My birthday is May 1 … just two days away. I’m calling this year my halfway point. As I reach age forty-five, ninety seems a reasonable life expectancy—just a bit longer than my mom […]
Writing with rice is almost as fun as drawing with markers. My son (a fountain ideas this week) contends that I should have gone a greater distance and made a […]
Today’s make something suggestion was to work on glass. What a wonderful opportunity to combine some of my favorite things: rhyming, Sharpies, and wine! This was one of the few […]
Hey father, provider, so good and so great! Thanks for the marvelous food on my plate … soft mellow cheese and juicy red meat, crisp salty chips and a salsa with heat, […]
Make something with an eraser. How about a quick poem?
Write an advertising jingle for something in nature. This seemed the perfect creative assignment to involve my poetic, musical, silly daughters. Together, we brainstormed aspects of nature, filling a page […]
At last! Three weeks into the year of making things, I encountered a storytelling assignment. “Write a ten-word love story,” prompts Noah Scalin in 365: A Daily Creativity Journal. I […]
Day 330 prompt: Round We sing a song together but with different starts, lining up sweet harmonies while carrying our parts.
Day 327 prompt: Elegant tall, slender woman glides down the stairs in a dress so stunning everyone stares
Day 150 prompt: Rule of Thirds A well-composed photo Complies with the rule of thirds A well-composed poem Just needs the right words
Day 78 prompt: handbag I almost always carry a purse Usually medium-sized Sometimes boxy and wee I avoid those cavernous sacks That overwhelm my frame So deep and dark I […]
Day 62 prompt: ordinary I think and talk and write for pay I rarely ever miss a day “High performer,” so they said I thought I would get ahead But […]
Day 54 prompt: plastics (try singing it to the tune of Ode to Joy!) Dune Buggy Baby, Operation Fisher Price Little People nation Simon, Inch Worm, Bristle Blocks Most of […]
Day 46 prompt: holidays the days you accrue are precious and few so take a vacation without hesitation
Day 39 prompt: fast Some poems last. This one’s fast.