Tuesday, March 31, 2020

THIS TOO SHALL PASS... T3M's EGG CHALLENGE...


Scrambled eggs 
Oh my baby how I love your legs 
Not as much as I love scrambled eggs 
Oh let's go get some scrambled eggs
~
Paul McCartney

Monday, March 30, 2020

VEGETATION... TAW's BOTANICAL CHALLENGE...


She comes on like a rose 
And everybody knows 
She'll get you in dutch 
You can look but you'd better not touch 
Poison ivy, poison ivy 
 She's pretty as a daisy 
But look out man she's crazy 
She'll really do you in 
But if you let her get under your skin 
Poison ivy, poison ivy 
 You're gonna need an ocean 
Of calamine lotion 
You'll be scratching like a hound 
The minute you start to mess around with 
Poison ivy
~
The Rolling Stones

Sunday, March 29, 2020

LITTLE BLACK DRESS GONE WILD... DIGITAL WHISPER's LITTLE BLACK DRESS CHALLENGE...


I'll get my little black dress on 
And if I put on my favorite song 
I'm gonna dance until you're all gone 
I got my little black dress on 
And if I tell myself that nothing's wrong 
This doesn't have to be a sad song 
Not with my little black dress on
~
Sara Bareilles

Saturday, March 28, 2020

THE ALCHEMIST... SPA's ALCHEMY CHALLENGE...


Alchemy is an ancient practice 
shrouded in mystery and secrecy. 
Its practitioners mainly sought to 
turn different substances lead, sulfur 
or even potatoes into gold, 
a quest that has captured the imaginations
 of people for thousands of years. 
However, the goals of alchemy went 
far beyond simply creating some golden nuggets,
some even sought to raise the dead or extend life.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

THE SURVIVOR...


This is my Grandmother when she was 17 she 
contracted the Spanish flu and almost died.
She was able to recover, good news for me,
and she lived a long and very productive life. 
She helped many people raised three beautiful
daughters by herself after her husband passed
away early in their marriage. She was a strong
and courageous lady.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

LEFTY... T3M's TWO LEFT FEET CHALLENGE...


I’d love to be a model 
Tall and thin like Jerry Hall 
But I like fish and chips too much 
And I’m only five feet tall 
 I’d love to be a dancer 
With poise, and style, and grace 
But I was born with two left feet 
And would end up flat on my face 
 I’d love to be a climber 
Scaling mountains in one single bound 
But I get dizzy in high heels 
So I’d best keep my feet on the ground
~
Jeanette Fisher

Monday, March 23, 2020

ROSEMARY... TAW's GREEN CHALLENGE...


Once there were greenfields kissed by the sun; 
Once there were valleys where rivers used to run; 
Once there was blue sky with white clouds high above; 
Once they were part of an everlasting love. 
We were the lovers who strolled through greenfields.
~
The Brothers Four

Sunday, March 22, 2020

SOCK KING... DIGITAL WHISPER's STOCKINGS CHALLENGE...


“One can never have enough socks.” 
~
 Albus Dumbledore

Saturday, March 21, 2020

"SMOKIN"... SPA's CIGAR LABELS CHALLENGE...


Open the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout, 
For things are running crossways, and Maggie and I are out. 
 We quarreled about Havanas 
 we fought o'er a good cheroot, 
And I knew she is exacting, and she says I am a brute. 
 Open the old cigar-box 
 let me consider a space; 
In the soft blue veil of the vapor musing on Maggie's face. 
 Maggie is pretty to look at 
 Maggie's a loving lass, 
But the prettiest cheeks must wrinkle, 
the truest of loves must pass. 
 There's peace in a Larranaga, 
there's calm in a Henry Clay; 
But the best cigar in an hour is finished and thrown away 
 Thrown away for another as perfect and ripe and brown 
 But I could not throw away Maggie 
for fear o' the talk o' the town!
~
Rudyard Kipling

Friday, March 20, 2020

COLOR MAKES ME HAPPY...



Just when you  think a pandemic is the worst
thing that can happen to you this week.
Along comes a 5.6 Earthquake 
and the only thing worse then the feeling 
of an earthquake, is an earthquake that 
happens when you're standing in the
shower with wet hair and a hand full
of creme rinse...  no worries, we are great.
But it causes you to reflect on the
important things in life.
Like Family, Friends and appreciating life
while you have it.
Thank you for your on going friendship and
encouraging comments, you brighten my day
with your artwork and your love.
My best wishes and prayers for us all.

Love, and no hugs,
Deann



Tuesday, March 17, 2020

SIGNS OF THE TIMES... T3M's MASK CHALLENGE...


“If you wear a mask for too long, 
there will come a time 
when you can not remove it 
without removing your face.”
~
 Matshona Dhliwayo

Monday, March 16, 2020

ILLUSIVE FUTURE... TAW's ONE FOCUS CHALLENGE...


Time keeps on slipping 
Into the future 
Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping 
Into the future 
~
Space Jam

Sunday, March 15, 2020

THAT WONDERFUL SMELL OF COFFEE... DIGITAL WHISPER's COFFEE CHALLENGE...


One more cup of coffee 
For the road 
One more cup of coffee 
'Fore I go 
To the valley below
~
White Stripes

Saturday, March 14, 2020

LUCKY BOY... SPA's LUCKY CHALLENGE...


Oh boy, I'm lucky, 
I'll say I'm lucky 
This is my lucky day! 
I'm all in clover, 
I'm glad all over 
I want to shout, "hooray!" 
I found a horseshoe, 
couldn't go wrong 
Then of course, you happened along. 
Oh boy, I'm lucky, 
I'll say I'm lucky 
This is my lucky day!
~
Erin McKeown

Friday, March 13, 2020

CURTAIN OF TIME...


  “In the window was the face 
 of the long-haired girl 
 who stole my sleepless nights.” 
 ~ 
 Alan Maiccon

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

ELECTRIC APPLE... T3M's APPLE CHALLENGE...


“Artistes dream and breathe creativity. 
And the atmosphere definitely 
becomes electric 
whenever they meet!” 
~
 Avijeet Das

Monday, March 9, 2020

TEMPEST IN A TEACUP... TAW's TEACUP CHALLENGE...


Like a tempest in a teacup
or a storm in a bottle
head out the window 
foot on the throttle
 speeding through life
you never slow down
get your foot off the peddle
and take a look around.
~
DSW 20

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020

REST IN PEACE... SPA's VINTAGE CAR CHALLENGE...


The sun revolves endlessly 
over millions of iron beasts 
lifeless, 
obsolete 
lost in forests, 
 abandoned in fields, 
 bleeding rust into the earth. 
waiting in vain for resurrection.
 
DSW 20

Thursday, March 5, 2020

GLOBAL WARMING...


“They keep saying that sea levels are rising an' all this. 
It's nowt to do with the icebergs melting, 
it's because there's too many fish in it. 
Get rid of some of the fish and the water will drop. 
Simple. Basic science.” 
~
 Karl Pilkington

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

FOR THE GOOD OF SCIENCE... T3M's ELEPHANT CHALLENGE...


“The Seven Social Sins are: 
 Wealth without work. 
Pleasure without conscience. 
Knowledge without character. 
Commerce without morality. 
Science without humanity. 
Worship without sacrifice. 
Politics without principle. 
~
 Frederick Lewis Donaldson

Monday, March 2, 2020

SMITTEN IN RED... TAW's RED CHALLENGE...


“If I could tell you about Red 
I would sing to you of fire 
Sweet like cherries 
Burning like cinnamon 
Smelling like a rose in the sun” 
~
 Dixie Dawn Miller Goode

Sunday, March 1, 2020

BRIDGING THE GAP... DIGITAL WHISPER's OLD & NEW CHALLENGE...


Delete and fast-forward again 
It's just one big circle and it's beginning to end 
What's next was now and what's now is now again 
So delete and fast-forward again
~
Willie Nelson

Saturday, February 29, 2020

SIXTEENTH CENTURY UNIVERSE... SPA's MAPS CHALLENGE...


All maps are drawn as though looking down. 
From a bird's point of view. 
From god's point of view. 
Imagine being the first person to think of that. 
To be able to wrap their minds around 
a perspective they'd never seen. 
And then draw it.” 
~
 Louise Penny