Shiny Dreams

This is for Linda G. Hill’s coloring club for this month. I colored it today. 

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There once was a cat on a cloud

Who loved to take in night’s dark shroud,

Because all the stars

And planets like Mars 

Finally to shine were allowed. 

I made up the limerick off the top of my head because why not. I know planets don’t shine, but in my colorful dream-world they do. 🙂 

Within the Lines

This is for Linda G. Hill’s coloring club for this month. I have colored several pictures, and here is one of them, plus part of another.

I also wrote a poem inspired partly by the coloring pages, since they can be quite fantastical! We color within the lines but can choose any picture we want. 🙂  Sharing with today’s Writers’ Pantry.

 

The rules say color within the lines,
But the artist’s mind divines
How to within the form be free,
Or to trash it, if need be:

These rules don’t dictate what to draw —
Let one’s artistry be raw —
Nor which colors one must use.
If some are fixed, there’s more to choose!

Galactic Sweetness

Inspired by the Weekly Scribblings and by the page that I colored, I wrote this poemThe coloring will be shared with Linda G. Hill’s coloring club, and I’m also linking this to Fandango’s dog days of August #6 because cats are pets. 🙂


I wear my heart on my sleeve
So swift to sadden but even
Quicker to smile or grin —
From cats’ cuteness to cupcakes
Or ice cream’s scoop of delight,
I look at the stars and see
Of sweetness there’s a galaxy.IMG_20200806_095400

 

When All Else Fails…

This was meant to be just for Linda G. Hill’s coloring club this month, but then I realized — shockingly — that I could also write a poem inspired by the picture. Linking to the Weekly Scribblings, where we explore “when all else fails.”

Coloring 6_17When I feel like I’m drowning,
When my lungs pound to be let out
Of their cage, I find a place
Where I can breathe underwater.

When all else appears to fail,
Find where cats with mermaid tails
Play and swim, and simply dream:
For a moment flow with the silly whim.

 

Cheerful Coloring

Hoping to spread some cheer with my coloring!

I had to choose between 2 pictures this month, and I continue to color more pictures, as this chapter of staying at home and social distancing is not yet finished. I hope the world is not too chaotic and that things can get back to normal (or better than “normal!”) soon.

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Waiting for the Sunrise

I wrote this acrostic this morning at about 5:55 a.m. It is also related, though unintentionally, to the picture I colored yesterday, which I am sharing with Linda’s Coloring Club.


Sweet birdsong
Understands the
Nearness of night’s end,
Revealing sun’s approach:
It is still a ways off and I don’t
See it – it seems delayed yet song
Extends the rays of hope.

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My orange marker was running out, but I kind of like the effect it had.

March Coloring

Linked to Linda G. Hill’s coloring club. I’ve colored a few pictures this month, the one below being the most recent one (I finished it about 20 minutes ago 🙂 ). I like this one because I say the Lord’s Prayer every day, yet how many times have I said it without REALLY meaning “Thy will be done?” These last couple of weeks have been an eye-opener because my will is just obliterated, and I am forced to concede, “Okay, Your will be done.” I’m not sure how many of you are having the same kind of experience, but it’s showing me that I still have a ways to go as far as truly being a faithful disciple of Christ.

I didn’t intend to write so much, but anyway, here is my picture!

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