Friday, March 12, 2010


(I need to apologize for adding the wrong hyper-link to the wordle reference.   I believe this is the correct one, so you could have a little fun typing in your poems or quotes.  So sorry.)

My friend, Kass, referenced a website called Wordle which is so much fun for word lovers. Give it a try. Here is my poem, titled Essential Moments. The great thing is, after you type in your poem, the program leaves out anything non-essential. Cool, huh?
I didn't put my own poem here because I think anything you write using the same words will be more valuable to you.   Your creativity is what counts.

Try writing some of your own, even if you just put in a list of your favorite words.  I think this could be the newer, smaller version of refrigerator poetry.  Just work from a list of words.   I think I'll do this activity with my Creative Meditation class.   Then I'll post their poems...with permission, of course.   Have some fun today.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

O.K. Just Kidding

I have done something unpredictable, kinda. While trying to find a pair of shoes which were neither winter boots nor summer sandals, I sauntered past the keds, and there they were. With my trusty sharpie marker, I went to work. I think the life lesson metaphor is: some of the strokes are messy, some are irregular and wobbly, some are executed with a shaky hand, but viewed as a whole, the design works, and the wobbly, messy, irregular shaky ones get lost, and what is left is a work of art. My friend George said, "Wow, you turned a pair of $25. sneakers into a $500. piece of art." The third graders at Jeremy Ranch Elementary enjoyed them when I taught them zentangles last week, and yes, I did strongly suggest to them to ask their parents before coloring on their clothes...or to buy their shoes with their own money. (We've had experiences with third graders.)
AND, thanks to all who have commented. I still can't figure out how to comment back, even though I've enabled all comments on the dashboard. I do appreciate your positive feedback. Best wishes.....and Happy Feet.