Top Ten Tuesday: Non-Bookish Hobbies

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s topic is “Non-Bookish Hobbies”. I thought this would be a really fun way to get to know each other beyond books!

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Photo Prompt Friday: Come Away, O’ Human Child

Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

The Stolen Child – W.B. Yeats
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Photo Prompt Friday: Both the Marble and the Sculptor

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.

Alexis Carrel
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Photo Prompt Friday: Photographs That Look Like Paintings

I love the places where art intersects – the conversation that occurs between different art forms. How paintings can inspire photographs and photographs can inspire writing…

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Photo Prompt Friday: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Angels – unknowable, powerful, beautiful – they’ve long captivated my and others’ imaginations. They have been depicted in many ways throughout time – from chubby-cheeked cherubim to ageless creatures with long flowing locks and feathered wings. Angels can be messengers or avengers, guardians or monsters. For today’s photo prompt Friday, write a story or a poem about an angel or angelic being.

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Photo Prompt Friday: Fantasy Art

The greatest fantasy art tells a story without words. You can feel the setting, see the emotions on the character’s face, smell the sea or the woods. Great art transports you. What story are these works of fantasy art telling?

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FRIDAY PHOTO PROMPTS: Art Installations

Happy Friday everyone! It’s time for – you guessed it – Friday Photo Prompts! Today I decided to post photos of art installations.

I love how art installations alter our perceptions of the world around us. They make us reconsider mundane objects. They transform ordinary spaces. I think there is potential for some great fantasy world-building in these photos. How could you incorporate elements of these pictures into a fantasy or sci-fi story?

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Top Ten Tuesday: Covetous Covers #booktag

This is a book tag borrowed from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday, Jana assigns a new “top ten” topic. This week the topic was “Books I bought/borrowed because of…”. I used this as a chance to post some of my favorite recent book covers!

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There Will Always Be Laundry; Make Time for Joy!

As many millions find themselves in self-isolation, it’s easy feel like we are squandering our time if we are not “productive” enough. Household chores and little fix-it jobs that we’ve left off for weeks or months suddenly seem imperative. But let me let you in on a little secret – since the dawn of time, since you were born, until you the day you die, there will be chores. There will always be dirty laundry and overflowing trash and drippy faucets and overstuffed closets waiting for us to organize them.

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New Years Resolutions: Are We Doomed To Fail?

Ahhh, the new year.  A time, when we all collectively rush out to buy gym memberships we will use for a month and pay for for the next eleven.  I’m completely guilty of rushing headlong into resolutions – like a bull charging a red cape.  And surprise! – that cape continually gets yanked out of reach – until even looking at the color red makes me feel guilty and annoyed.  Studies show that only 8% percent of people keep their resolutions, which begs the question: Are we doomed to fail?

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