Thursday, March 31, 2011

Making a Difference

When things the magnitude of the disaster in Japan happen,
we often feel so overwhelmed and so impotent
that we do nothing.

Not because we don't care,
but because we just don't know how to make
a meaningful contribution.

Here's a way.


Your contribution can be small or large,
so long as it comes from the heart.


(Clicking on the doll photo will take you to our team's
fundraising page so you can join our effort.)

Theme Thursday: Angels

Some angels are mighty and serious.
Some are downright whimsical.




What's your angel like?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Reflection: Oblivious to Fashion















strolling the narrow passageways
engaged in conversation
much more engrossing
than the frocks showcased
in windows of high-end shops


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Theme Thursday: Paper

Today's theme for Theme Thursday is PAPER.


I'm thinking ink on paper.

Red © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


I'm thinking charcoals,
done blindfolded, on paper.

Animalistic © 2006 Meri Arnett-Kremian



I'm thinking pastels and acrylic glazes on paper.

© 2008 Meri Arnett-Kremian

Of pastel portraits on paper.

Gavin at Three © 2005 Meri Arnett-Kremian


I'm thinking of photo paper.

Born Again into Color © 2009 Meri Arnett-Kremian



I'm thinking of mixed media on paper.

© 2008 Meri Arnett-Kremian


And of course, of words on paper.

Do I have to make up my mind?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Saints and Miracles



I don't know if you pray and believe in miracles.
But a lot of people pay their respects to sainted ladies
and swear that miracles happen.




I, for one, choose to believe
because having faith that miracles happen
brings me HOPE
when world events deplete my supply.

If, like me, you've felt overwhelmed by 
the magnitude of the tragedy in Japan
and haven't known how to make a difference,
you can join the AQUATIC ANGELS TEAM
and help deliver a Shelter Box to a family 
in the disaster zone by clicking HERE


Our team goal is $2000
and we'd love to have you join in our efforts.
(We've purchased the first Shelter Box 
and are working on a second one!)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Theme Thursday: Luck

Luck  o' the Irish to you!



Theme Thursday


p.s. My friend Noelle is coordinating a project
to purchase a ShelterBox for delivery 
in the earthquake/tsunami area.
To learn how to participate, click HERE.
 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ruby Tuesday: Hothouse Plant

I thought that, with all the horrendous upheavals
the earth is experiencing right now,
I'd show Mother Nature's more showy, decorative side.




For more RUBY TUESDAY, click here.



Friday, March 11, 2011

Weekend Reflection: Quietude



The pilings thrust upward toward the sky.

The water of the canal mirrors their boldness
 but softens it somehow,
gives the impression that each upright timber
extends downward to the center of the earth
and fastens us all securely in place on the ground,
so we won't float untethered into the vast beyond.

Walkway lights twinkle upside-down
like fireworks displays.

Soft amber light
rolls across the arch
in the center of the slumbering bridge.

Small ripples tickle the water's edges.
The sky's breath separates the clouds just enough
so the light can peek through.

Morning comes softly,
illuminating the dark corners of my thoughts. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Theme Thursday: Space

Space.


The massive out-there place
where our night sky is hung 
with silvery stars,



with nearby planets 
and their mysterious rings and auras,

Saturn
Source: Hubblesite.org 


with the fairy dust of comets.



The place where my own sky is hung
with a golden moon in Scorpio.

Backporch Moon © 2010 Meri Arnett-Kremian


Fill the Space in Theme Thursday.

And if you care to Share the Joy


over at Meri's Musings,
click here

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Theme Thursday: Book

Theme Thursday's topic this week is BOOK.


There's a topic that's dear to my heart.



All you true book lovers out there,
I have a question.

Have you transitioned to virtual books?

How could you possibly give up the smell of ink,
the feel of the velvety pages,
the sound of the pages turning,
the heft of the book in your hands,
the knowing that your favorite passage
was about 2/3 of the way through the book
on the right-hand side, second paragraph
from the bottom?

Is reading the same sensual pleasure?




Don't forget,
this is also


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