A couple of weeks ago I replaced the driver’s side. Today I’m replacing the passenger side tie rod ends. After removing the old ones, it’s evident they were in desperate need of replacement. Several years ago even though I did my own repairs as much as possible, I would not have attempted this. Just goes to show you what time and the cost of auto repair will do for ya.
Last Sunday I had to replace my water pump. That was a treat. I’m hoping this is it for a good spell.
Well, gotta get this finished.
Effervescent flavors wave, flush through senses
Toils tenderly, tantalizing endings of nerves touch
Flavors untold of many, generation from generations to beyond
From minds to visions reality
Saved not for self but given throughout
Flavors waves flush effervescently through senses, for generations
This the second in the series titled
A Blogger’s Pic In Poetry
I stand in place, never thought to be seen
Stand I sure I do, mine eyes do believe
Possible not, but here I do
Standing strong proudly tis true
I have weathered storms of many
More to come, they are a plenty
Faulter not have I, years gone ago
Up to now and now until, who know
Poem by me
I recently came across this photograph by way of my Google+ stream courtesy of Anissa Mayhew who shares a lot of nice pictures on her stream from other members.
I don’t know what it was about this photo but I was impelled to write a poem about it.
To give you a heads up, this is the first of more to come in a series I’m calling: A Blogger’s Pic In Poetry.
I’m not sure where I will find them or how often I will see a poem in a photo, but when I do, it will be included in the series.
I will say that I have spent some time on Daniel Plumer’s Google+ page and I have four poems from some of his photographs. This is the first and I will post the rest in the order that I viewed and wrote the poem for each one.
What is, reflects of itself
Doubling of single, non-stealth
Rocky hard, branches sticking
Softly seen, yellow green lifting
I am who I am, am I?
Seen as such is, to eye
Same as is, unchanged two one
Crazy it is, when seen how it’s done
Here they are….the most recent Shadowbox Clocks I finished. The first is the gift clock I mentioned before.
It has a picture of Theresia’s son Austin, as a baby with a poem from him to his mom.
This is the printout of the design that was used in the clock. I wrote the poem after a few thoughts were given to me what he (Austin) wanted to say.
What you see in the bottom left corner is something I can’t go into, but it was requested.
Here it is in the frame.
Some of you know of the Rise Above design on the left. So this is the front side of the picture in this post.
Now this next clock was designed for one of TheWife’s co-workers. Sitiquat explained to me what she wanted but I asked her to draw a sketch for me.
This is the picture she sent to me in an email and I tried to use it for her clock but because all the elements are joined together, I couldn’t get the fill colors separate. So I started going through my inventory of art and came up with this. I used The Bottomless Heart in place of a solid heart and I think it gives a ribbon type look as a bookmark.
She wanted a digital clock instead of a dial clock but I forgot that when I was doing the initial work.
If you’re interested in what the dial face looks like…..
These are my two most recent and I’m currently #workinon a few other things.
See anything you like?
It’s funny sometimes how things work out or just plain Divine intervention…a wake up so to speak. Any number of people can tell you the same thing over time but when one person speaks it, you finally hear it. You actually stop to breath, and it feels so fresh. It puts things into perspective again. That happened today. So that coupled with what I have and haven’t been doing brings a welcomed collision.
What I haven’t been doing is finishing some projects I started, but that did give me time to take the time to review what I have been doing with my designs and some other things I could be doing. So that got me started.
I have been busy coming up with some new designs and was in the process of putting products on the site when the server crashed. I did get a few items up but not what I really wanted because I didn’t have the images in my basket on the site yet.
So I’m actually pecking this out instead doing that. But this is one of those things I haven’t been doing and has bothered me more than I should have let it. One of those things that I have struggled with the past few weeks. I haven’t felt like writing or doing much of anything on the social network (which I have trouble with anyway), discouragement settling in and getting a pretty good grip.
Then out of nowhere, the words come to light and they shook me. A much needed breath of fresh air. So thankful that it finally clicked. It just took one.
I had taken an unannounced break from writing and it actually felt pretty good…it wasn’t even planned, but I guess I needed it.
Although I haven’t been writing, I have been busy doing other things. I’m trying to keep my website and blog distinct from each other, making this one personal and the other strictly business…that shouldn’t be too hard huh? Of course after a little thought, this was my launching pad for where I am today. I’m sure I can come up with a good balance.
Here are three frames I put together and I’m pretty sure I know what is going in each one….they may not even be clocks….
Not counting the frames above, I’m about to start a custom clock for someone.
On another note, my veggies are coming along rather well…the bell peppers are getting huge and I’ve had a few tomatoes and they are pretty tasty. I’ll have to get updated pics soon.
That’s all I have for now….WhatrUWorkinOn?
The winner for the 5×7 MyQuesMark Designer Clock giveaway has been announced.
Congratulations to The Laotian Commotion
She has chosen the Love In Time design and you get to see what it looks like….
…..but she gets to hold it….
Many thanks to The Mahogany Way for holding this giveaway.
Today is the first day to enter for the MyQuesMark Designer Clock giveaway. It is being held at The Mahogany Way, my daughter’s blog.
All the details are there, so hop on over to enter!