Tuesday, November 13, 2018

CORROSION... T3M's TURQUOISE & RED CHALLENGE...



“I have been finding treasures in places I did not want to search. 
I have been hearing wisdom from tongues I did not want to listen.
 I have been finding beauty where I did not want to look. 
And I have learned so much from journeys I did not want to take. 
I have learned that miracles are only called miracles 
because they are often witnessed by only those 
who can see through all of life's illusions. 
~
Suzy Kassem, 

Monday, November 12, 2018

THE BUBBLE DANCER... DIGITAL WHISPER's BUBBLES CHALLENGE...


I'm forever blowing bubbles, 
Pretty bubbles in the air, 
They fly so high, nearly reach the sky, 
Then like my dreams they fade and die. 
Fortune's always hiding, 
I've looked everywhere, 
I'm forever blowing bubbles, 
Pretty bubbles in the air.
~
Spike Jones

Sunday, November 11, 2018

BUTTERFLY COIFFURE... TAW's INSECT CHALLENGE...


You're a pretty butterfly 
You keep on passing by 
You never land inside my hands 
Your home is in the sky
~
Christina Perri

Saturday, November 10, 2018

SOMEBODY's WATCHING ME... SPA's SCARECROW CHALLENGE...


I always feel like somebody's watching me. 
And I have no privacy. Woh, 
I always feel like somebody's watching me. 
Tell me is it just a dream?
~
Michael Jaclson

Friday, November 9, 2018

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL DM's CUBE CHALLENGE...


And I think it's gonna be a long long time 
'Till touch down brings me round again to find 
I'm not the man they think I am at home 
Oh no no no I'm a rocket man 
Rocket man burning out his fuse up here alone
~
Elton John

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A FINE DEVOTION... T3M's MONOCHROME CHALLENGE...



“The purest and most thoughtful minds
 are those which love color the most.” 
~
 John Ruskin

Monday, November 5, 2018

MY OWN PRIVATE AUTUMN... DIGITAL WHISPER's LEAVES CHALLENGE...


“Come, little leaves," 
said the Wind one day,
 "Come to the meadows with me and play. 
Put on your dresses of red and gold; 
For Summer is past, 
and the days grow cold.” 
~
 George Cooper

Sunday, November 4, 2018

THE STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN... TAW's ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE...


And as we wind on down the road 
Our shadows taller than our soul 
There walks a lady we all know 
Who shines white light and wants to show 
How everything still turns to gold 
And if you listen very hard 
The tune will come to you at last 
When all are one and one is all 
To be a rock and not to roll 
And she's buying the stairway to heaven
~
Led Zeppelin

Saturday, November 3, 2018

NAP TIME... SPA's OWL CHALLENGE...


The owl, stays awake 
when the rest of the world sleeps.
 They can see in the dark.  
Mired in reality 
when the rest of the world is dreaming. 
What does he see and what does he know 
that the rest of the world is missing? 
~
M.J. Rose

Friday, November 2, 2018

THIS COULD BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIG...


“Reality exists in the human mind, 
and nowhere else.” 
~
 George Orwell

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

HEARTs & ROSEs... T3M's HEARTs & FLOWERs CHALLENGE...


"Hearts and flowers, 
ribbon and lace, 
the look of love upon her face, 
a happy heart that's hard to hide, 
for soon Amanda will be a bride.
~
Unknown

Sunday, October 28, 2018

BRING ON THE DANCING BEAR... TAW's ZETTI CHALLENGE...


Get up and dance to the music! 
Get on up and dance to the fonky music!
All we need is a drummer 
For people who only need a beat 
I'm gonna add a little guitar 
And make it easy to move your feet 
 Dance to the Music, dance to the music 
Dance to the Music, dance to the music 
~
Sly and the Family Stone

Saturday, October 27, 2018

SCREAM MASTER... SPA's EDGAR ALLEN POE CHALLENGE...


Deep into that darkness peering, 
long I stood there, 
wondering, fearing, doubting, 
dreaming dreams 
no mortal ever dared to dream before. 
~
Edgar Allan Poe 

Friday, October 26, 2018

BELL, BOOK & CANDLE... DM's STILL LIFE CHALLENGE...


In my own little corner 
In my own little chair 
I can be whatever I want to be 
On the wing of my fancy 
I can fly anywhere 
And the world will open its arms to me
~
Rodgers & Hammerstein

Thursday, October 25, 2018

CREEPY TUNES... DM's STILL LIFE CHALLENGE...


Night time sharpens, heightens each sensation 
Darkness wakes and stirs imagination 
Silently the senses abandon their defenses 
Helpless to resist the notes I write 
For I compose the music of the night
~
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

QUICK DEATH... DM's STILL LIFE CHALLENGE...


“I'm not afraid of death; 
I just don't want to be there 
when it happens.” 
~
 Woody Allen

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MEMORIES OF FENCES T3M's FENCES CHALLENGE...


“Boundaries are good, 
but without a gate, 
all that you have are fences.” 
~
 Anthony T. Hincks

Monday, October 22, 2018

MAGICAL LANTERNS... DIGITAL WHISPER's JACK-O-LANTERN CHALLENGE...


“The jack-o-lantern follows me 
with tapered, glowing eyes. 
His yellow teeth grin evily. 
His cackle I despise. 
But I shall have the final laugh 
when Halloween is through. 
This pumpkin king I’ll split in half 
to make a pie or two.” 
 ~
 Richelle E. Goodrich

Sunday, October 21, 2018

WAITING FOR THE LETTER... TAW's MAIL ART CHALLENGE...


No letter today I've waited since dawn 
I've waited each day since you have been gone 
No letter today all the days are so long 
oh why don't you write I know I was wrong 
Just give me one chance please won't you forgive 
I'll love you my dear as long as I live 
I know it's no use though I hope and I pray
 the postman goes by no letter today
~
Connie Francis &
Hank Williams Jr

Saturday, October 20, 2018

THE FORTUNATE & THE FORGOTTEN... SPA's VINTAGE CHILDREN CHALLENGE...


“Come away, O human child! 
To the waters and the wild 
With a faery, hand in hand, 
For the world's more full of weeping 
than you can understand.” 
~
 William Butler Yeats

Friday, October 19, 2018

THE HOUSE THAT POE BUILT...


Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, 
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, 
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, 
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. 
''Tis some visitor,' I muttered, 'tapping at my chamber door- 
Only this, and nothing more.'
~
Edgar Allen Poe

Thursday, October 18, 2018

YOU'RE NOT ALONE IN THIS HOUSE...


“It is not what we know that scares us, 
it is what we do not” 
~
 A.G. Phillips

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MISTRESS MARY QUITE CONTRARY...


Mistress Mary, quite contrary 
How does your garden grow? 
With cockle-shells and silver bells, 
And pretty maids all in a row.
~
Mother Goose

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

QUEEN OF THE CLOUDS - NOT ALL IT's CRACKED UP TO BE... T3M's CLOUDS CHALLENGE...


“We pledge to fight 
'blue-sky thinking 
wherever we find it. 
Life would be dull 
if we had to look up at 
cloudless monotony 
day after day.” 
~
 Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Monday, October 15, 2018

MY MUMMY... DIGITAL WHISPER's MUMMY CHALLENGE...


Mummy's in a coffin of shining gold 
Lying in a tomb that's dark and cold 
Jewels and treasures she'll never see 
'Cause she's half the mummy she used to be 
Dead as a door nail, blind as a bat 
With a mummified dog, and a mummified cat 
Don't ask me what my Daddy thinks 
"'Cause his chariots parked at the local Sphinx"
~
Colin Buchanan