All is in the beholder’s eye…

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I took the original picture last year while hiking in a local park. Somehow, the solitary little animal shelter sitting in the middle of the huge meadow that had once been a pasture caught my eye. there was a barbed wire fence, old and rusted, between the park and the meadow. Yesterday, that picture fell out of a book and the inspiration to sketch was not to be denied. The quote was one that I had written on the back of the photo.

I wonder what tales this little shed could tell. Who built it, and how long ago? Being a writer, a dozen tales are swimming around in my head. Maybe someday, I’ll use the inspiration in a story.

 

Storm Rolling through, and Storm rolling through again

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2011. All rights reserved.

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2011. All rights reserved.

Look closely, because these are three different poems written  and placed on the same photograph. This cloud was a really scary one that yielded a seriously dangerous storm.

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2011. All rights reserved.

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2011. All rights reserved.

And the last, taking in a different portion of the same picture…

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2012. All rights reserved.

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2012. All rights reserved.

Good Morning!

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2011. All rights reserved.

C. Starfire McQuinn, 2011. All rights reserved.

This is one of the ways I combine my love for photography with my journaling. I am a poet and author and so it just seems natural to me to add poetry to pictures I’ve taken and written about.

MIA – Colored Pencils go on the Lam… report below

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Sipping tea and trying to keep from screaming!
My pencil pouch has gone on the lam, presumed to have disappeared in the vicinity of the studio, but cannot be confirmed. All household members are advised to keep a look out for a 64 pencil zippered pouch. Grey in color, approximately 11 x 8, contents 120 colored pencils… If seen, please report immediately to the household manager who will gladly take it into custody. Thank you, you may not return to your tea and cookies.