Monday, August 4, 2014

A Bit of Verse!


 "Second Glance"
An original poem by Elizabeth Brown
08/04/14

If there were a time and place
When I could cast my gaze upon your face,
Yet never once feel disgrace
For seeing you clearly without
Any biased information in mind,
Regarding such thoughts minimally
Blinking twice, noticing completely
How features unnoticed prior
Have totally shifted, an outlook skewed
Before now, corrected sheen
Reputation fresh, replenished, clean
With affection growing inside
Heart beating, ringtone-like
Constant, bold, true sight
Still, ashamed to let eyes wander

We again, lost at sea


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Wrote this today for an online group of artist friends and decided to share it with you! No word is used more than once, which was a challenge! I also did not use a thesaurus, as the group said I should try to do without just for the fun of it!

That essay I promised will be done soon! Back to school season has hit the salon and I have been running around nonstop while at work and sleeping soundly when I get home. This aside, family things have been happening at the same time, shortening my free time. So you shall see this essay from me soon! I keep thinking about it and feel so bad that my time ha kept me from really getting it busted out, but it can't be avoided.

Please enjoy this poem in the meantime!

Have a lovely Monday, everyone! Miss you all!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

DIY Paper Trays


Yes, another picture! Don't worry, I have my essay-post in the works! It should be here soon! 

In the mean time, I have too many loose papers on my desk. And after a random spurt of organizing brought on the other day, I have rediscovered that I have a desk. The papers can't stay loose, however, so I knew that I had to do something to wrangle them and make them look at least a bit more tidy than they were when they just sat on my desk, tucked into each other at weird angles.

Inspired by something I think I saw on Pinterest (can't remember, honestly), I hocked a cereal box from the kitchen and chopped the thing in half! These halves of cardboard then became destined to be painted, Sharpied, and beautified before sitting on my desk and organizing my endless sheaves of papers!

It was a great way to occupy my time today, and I got to feel like I made something pretty useful out of nothing. Upcycling for the win!

Now, back to that essay blog post!

Have a great Tuesday, my friends. ♥

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Creating Creativity!

I've decided to shake things up a bit with the topics of my blog posts, which I have honestly been looking forward to for quite some time, and shall begin a series of new topics quite soon! I have been looking over many premade lists of things to write about, and while I was about to start following that list today, I held down backspace and decided to do something a bit more creative, a bit more me, for this sort of thing.

Firstly, I post a lot of pictures. Lots. I'm a happy photographer. But I am also a writer and wish to write MORE on this blog. I want to discuss my thoughts and feelings more, and I know that journaling such things is supposed to be healthy for one. I've never been a diary-keeper, and I don't plan on writing anything that personal here, but I want to write more about my views on this wonderful world I capture in pictures!

Secondly, along the lines of me being a writer...I'm one of those people who like to write essays. I could be paid to do it and I would be happy. This is pretty self-explanatory here and goes back to the point above. Though worry not! I shan't be posting huge, lengthy slices of my brain. I may do some other things to shake up my posts, too.

So I've got some plans for this blog right now, plans that will help me get rid of the creative energy building up in me. In this process, I do hope that I can inspire others to be fearless and break free of any molds they think they have fallen into. Go forth and be creative, my dears! It feels quite lovely and certainly helps to make a day bright with imaginative cheer.

Wish me luck in the planning of these new ideas! 

Have a lovely Tuesday, all!