Tag Archives: art

Dada’s Game

Surreal chess

The day was made of squares,
Newbright and melting gold,
Like crowns straight from the fire.
I thought I saw you there;
My breath turned into mist.
But knight came with a plot twist:
Ice blue squares adorned this board,
Glowing like a cheap motel.
The gold softened into quicksand;
My castles sank as the snow fell.
I watched your bishop’s mask slip,
Revealing the demon dog beneath;
It gobbled up my last three pawns.
Checkmate, you said,
Leaving me with a bill in hand,
And ghosting off to Forest Lawn.

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Written for Dverse Surrealism.

Image credit to Pixabay.

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Red Red Wine (Miss You)

I don’t always do photo prompts, but when I do… I like to do Cee’s color prompts! Enjoy a splash of red this fine morning. ❤️

Red roseCalifornia drivingChihuly glass artKitty and red sparkly shoes Red wine at California winery

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Images are all mine mine MINE! 😛

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Glow [flash 341]

Golden glowing sunrise with a pink and lavender sky

“Let’s use the darker shades now to layer our sky,” Anita instructed. “We want to get a sense of the deep lavender hues of the waning night, and then we’ll put the bright light of the golden sun last.”

She stood back to admire her painting in progress–her best one yet. She was really nailing this Glow series. But then she glanced over at Michael, who seemed to be having quite a bit of difficulty. Poor guy. He didn’t seem to be focused. She walked over to help him.

“Hey, honey. That’s a really good start.” Anita swirled her own brush through his pink mixture. “Let’s just brighten up your sky a bit here and here, okay?”

He was so non-responsive. But that was the trouble with guys like Michael. You gave and you gave and they didn’t care at all. They acted like you should worship them or something. The hell with that!

“Now look, sweetie. You’ve got way too much chocolate brown there for the tree. For heaven’s sake!” Anita began painting over Michael’s tree with conviction. “I’ll fix it. It’s always my job to fix things, isn’t it?”

She stepped back to view his canvas. Much better. “What do you think?” She nudged his shoulder and he toppled off the chair and onto the floor.

“Dammit!” Anita was annoyed. Now she’d have to take time away from painting to get Michael situated properly in the chair again, which wasn’t easy given how stiff he’d become already. She bent down to pull him up and noticed that he’d begun to smell.

Painting class was officially over. Anita picked up her finished canvas and her unused paints and put them in her truck. She doused the studio with gasoline and tossed a flaming rag through the window before driving away. As she headed for the freeway, she saw the glow of the burning building bathe the early morning sky.

She really didn’t cope well with rejection. Hopefully the next man wouldn’t be such a jerk.

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The Daily Echo

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About Last Night…

Last night I didn’t have any supplemental work, so I was free to catch up on my list of things. I could have begun a new great book or watched an interesting movie. I could have written a heartfelt poem or dived back into one of my novels in progress.

But no. I began watching this completely idiotic movie about a boy who was cursed to never find true love by a girl he rejected in spin-the-bottle. I couldn’t actually pay attention to it because it was so dumb, so I went into a coloring frenzy.

Steampunk jack-o-lanternHalloween sceneSteampunk moonBats and moonHappy Halloween

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Laura’s October Challenge (Day 10)

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Haunted Fun

Halloween colors

I’m really digging the creative pictures they have for us on the Happy Color app. What’s cool is that you don’t know what your item will look like until you actually color it. For example, look at that moon! I didn’t even notice it when I began. This is a great stress reliever for me (no, they aren’t paying me to say so). The colors especially appeal to me in these… lots of turquoise and purple.

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Laura’s October Challenge (Day 6)

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Purple Days

Purple flowers

Sticky popsicles purple

Dripping down summer chins

Our wide grins splash laughing

In those last days of play

Before everything turned

Awkward and blushing

Fraught with meaning

Everyone else’s opinions

Cold silent snowflakes

And then nothing

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Written for DVerse Poetics

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One Of These Knights…

Knight on horse

On this day, I learned that Facebook is galloping into the dating site biz… after snoozing in the stall for all these years. And I’m sure the first thought to occur to everyone is… OMG will this motivate Paula to end her extended FB vacation?

Ha ha ha ha!

No.

Remember, I didn’t merely deactivate my FB account… I deleted it. And to create a new account, I’d have to create a new email address, which is much too annoying to contemplate. Plus, I hate Facebook. Also, I hate dating. Hmm, I believe that covers everything. Sorry for being brusque.

But! I haven’t given up on finding my dream man… I just increasingly believe that he’s most likely not hanging around on the interwebnets. He may have done so, at some point in the past, and we pixeled past each other like clicks in the night, but he is doing something else now… like writing spontaneously great poetry beside a meandering stream, or perhaps painting psychedelic works of art under a tree…

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One Word Sunday ~ Triangle

Triangle

Orinda CaliforniaTrees in Costa Mesa California Veggie pizzaCoconut cakeOC Fair artWedding in Ross California Apple mosaic Folsom Prison parody

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Lovely Trees

Cee’s theme is trees and my photo search pulled up a lot! Here are some…


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Gardens

Cee has gardens as her fun foto challenge theme this week, and I think I can dig up a few pretties…

My trip to Portlandia with Diane:

Shakespeare Garden Peach rose beeYellow rose bee

The Huntington Gardens in San Marino:

Huntington Gardens Huntington Gardens

Some sweet pics from my last visit to Alameda:

Alameda garden Alameda garden Alameda garden

Chihuly’s glass garden on Catalina:

Chihuly glass garden

And of course an octopus’s garden (in the shade)!

Octopus garden

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