Category Archives: five minute fridays

Write 31 Days of October

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Are you joining in?

Whether you are a writer or a reader, the Write 31 Days activity can be incredibly fulfilling. Join me as I extend a bit of hope using picture,  video, song and a little bit of art.

Each day will feature a word picture from my recently published coloring book 31 Days of Coloring HOPE, for you to download, color and share with someone in your life. Whether you have purchased the book or not, this will be an extraordinary experience for the reader, the artist, or seeker.

You may print off as many as you like, to color and give away, but you may not assemble them for resale. The pictures will be available for the month of October only.

Please know my heart here

This is for you to color and keep, or share with those who need to experience hope.  If you feel so inclined to purchase a copy of my book, know that all of the proceeds from it will purchase more books as well as colored pencils to be given to shelters, rehabs, hospitals, and other places that offer hope to those who need it, free of charge. Please consider joining me in an effort to offer hope to the world through word and color.  You can find the links for purchase here.

I look forward to your comments each day. They offer hope to me as an artist, that there are others out there that care as I do.

I hope that you will all join me.

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with a hopeful heart,

lisa

The one thing I am going to do today to get back my mojo

It has been a month….

A MONTH!

Have you ever promised to do something? Make a change? Be consistent? And then fallen flat?

Yes, it has been a month since I last posted,  actually a bit longer I think. Did I finish my manuscript? No. Did I write ANYTHING since that last post. No.  Life happens. And as life happens, my inspiration goes right out the window with the first  passing squirrel.

Can you relate?

So here is the one thing that I am going to do today to get back my mojo:

I’m going to leave the comfort of my chair.

It doesn’t sound very inspiring does it?  But it can be.  Here’s the thing…I work from home. Sometimes a week will go by without ever having left the comforts of my abode, and comfort sometimes can be an inspiration killer.

Seeing the same four walls

Breathing the same stale air

Doing the same routine activities

Talking to the same boring people…oops, did I just really say that?  Their not boring, really 😉

Actually if I got out more, I think they might not be…so here goes. 

Out of the chair and into the wild to gather up what I have apparently lost. ..my mojo.

where will I find it?

 I think maybe in a garden among the emerging flowers and plants that are calling for a gardeners touch.

Or is it at the park, down by the river that carries the  spring polliwogs to marshy bank homes.

Quite possibly it may be hiding  beneath that tree in the woods that always cultivates the morels that appear beneath its branches.

Where ever it is, I believe that the sojourn  I undertake will bring me to a place where creative ideas are born – and that is the idea. I may not find it today, or tomorrow, but I know that somewhere in the process, my long lost friend will return.

Take one step today toward rediscovering your mojo. Get up, step out, and find out where it has been hiding.

Your stories will thank you!

 

6 word stories: got one?

In keeping with the 5 minute Friday idea, let’s try something a bit different.  Have you ever heard of 6 word stories?

It is a complete story in that the words you choose create an implied story and a picture of what is going on or what happened.

I am inspired by pictures, so here is the picture that I used for my story:

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and here are the resulting 6 words:

At last breath, hospitality found me.

and my husband wanted to contribute today as well: no picture thankfully:)

I thought it was a fart.

…O BOY!

What are your 6 word story?  use my picture…or not. I would love to read them!!  leave one in the comments below!!

Harvest Haiku too!

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I participated in a Haiku war the other day on the Steve Laube agency blog – it was so much fun!  So  I thought it might be entertaining to continue the creative inspiration here.  These are my Harvest Haiku’s:

leaf and grass ripen
golden as the dawning sun
nature’s praise to God

golden embers bright
brought forth by a morning light
the fires of autumn

Are you a poet?  Or just like stringing words together?  A Haiku is a Japanese poem that follows a set pattern of syllables in 3 lines, and creates a word picture.

  • 1st line – 5 syllables
  • 2nd line – 7 syllables
  • 3rd line – 5 syllables

I would love to hear what you come up with! Weave your web of words, and share your harvest haiku in the comments below!  It’s great fun!

Check out all of the other poets Haiku’s here: http://www.stevelaube.com/harvest-haiku/#sthash.MHk1yPs3.dpuf