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That's lovely, Sparkling!!! I would have never thought of the tree's hands reaching down into the earth & her legs & toes towards the sky... very imaginative and creative... I really like the images it brings to mind!!! Love the photo of the "lady tree," also!!

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Here is a poem I wrote 11-22-1998 I know it was a long time ago! I was living in Tucson with my Mom, after my dad passed. I moved in to help her! Hope you enjoy it!


A TREE’S GIFT (I wrote this in 1998)

Her spirit rejoices in your heart,
you can feel her graciousness with your eyes,
you can taste her beauty with your nose,
you can hear her as her gorgeous long legs lift up to the sun,
her thousands of toes all dressed in nature’s finest greenery.
Her erotic twists, turns, cracks and crevices,
moon and swoon on an autumn’s warm afternoon.


She swims waist deep,
her hair of roots and hands underground,
submerging deeply she accepts juices from the earth’s womb.
As the life force moves through her veins,
expanding, pulsating, exploding,
she shares her oxygenic gifts with reverence,
like an aphrodisiac to all who breathe.




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"My religion is kindness; my church is nature; my God is a feeling, lives deep inside; my job is to be conscious; my path is forgivness; my religion is kindness and I practice it everyday"!-by Karen Drucker
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Thank you

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Great, Kathryn!!! emoticon

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Kathryn, lovely! Miller thanks for sharing it with us! Love the colors!!!!!!!! I could live inside that flower! emoticon

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Kathryn's new painting!!!

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I look forward to it too, Kathryn! emoticon

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I look forward to seeing it, Kathryn!!

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I am working on a new painting that I want to share with you. This one is really coming out good.

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SPARKLING, your Zumba clothes looks so pretty and colorful - Great Job!!!
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Hi! Sweetheart! Love you!

emoticon 1-8-2021 I am still following Marie Kondo, book, 'The art of tiding up'. Our walk in closet has taken me weeks! (I started 11-7-2020. About 1/2 way there. Some of her concepts won't work for us, mainly the kitchen. (I haven't gotten in there yet) She suggests you take everything off the counters & store in cabinets. This is so it is ALWAYS easy to clean. I get it, but DH sits in a chair to 'cook'. He needs things at hands reach. I AM adapting her ideas into my needs. She also suggested we take everything out of closet, clean the closet, walls & all & then feel each item & if it brings joy, keep it. IF I did that I would not be able to get dressed for days! AND take before & after photos. I didn't think that was necessary, but did it anyway! REALLY helps me! I am taking a section at a time.But she is truly helping me! Our closet feels so nice, sometimes I go in & just sit in it & marvel at the organization! Also, putting the heavy dark things on your left & put colors into a rainbow. With the lightest on the far right. It makes it so pretty! I am ONLY doing my things. DH has allot he will never wear, but that is not up to me. I have enough of my own stuff to go through! Also, our RAYBEE mini trampoline arrived. It's going to take me some time to assemble! I'm not a rocket scientist! They said it is easy to put together.... YIKES! BUT it will hold DH weight & is suppose to be very bouncy. That's what I wanted! It also has a handle. YOUTUBE here I come! So besides work & regular taking care of things, I hope to get back to my closet, soon! LOL!

(Zumba clothes before 11-13-2020)

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Well done, SPARKLING!!! emoticon emoticon




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It's not poetry, but it is creative!!!! below


emoticon 1-5-2021 I finally got back into our walk in closet & Tidied up, as per Marie Kondo. I had hoped to finish for the New Year..... but I am still working on it! (about 2 hours, yesterday emoticon ) 1/2 way done, now! This time I did DH shoes & on 'his' side. Throw blankets, etc. Donated quite a bit. Also broke down empty boxes I was saving for humidifier, etc. (It broke years ago). I now have room, WOW! Space emoticon , I wonder what I will put in it, haha! Marie suggests we take before & after photos. YIKES! I started this HUGE project 11-6-2020. I would not have believed it if I hadn't taken photos. Seriously! Be happy & healthy & JOY filled, I will too! emoticon emoticon

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Thanks, Sparkling!

I love the pics you shared. Your new marionette puppy is adorable and so is the puppy you gave your Mom. She looks so happy!!! SAMii and JANii are so cute together! And I love your necklace - it's incredible - I've never seen one like it before!!
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SO beautiful, Ladies!!! WOW! Such talent!


emoticon 12-29-2020 Good morning! 1 of my Spark friends, asked what I received for Christmas. So many beautiful things! I am blessed AND grateful for my amazing life! DH gave me a new marionette puppy! (I picked it out) She is made by 1 of my VERY favorite marionette artists, Phillip Huber. Also a lovely necklace, SPIRIT OF Flight, a painting by Josephine Wall, created by jewelers KIRKS FOLLY, through a seller on eBay. AMAZINGLY beautiful! But truly my Christmas wish came through & that was that my DH stay healthy & our computers do too! Also, getting to see my Mom on Video opening the gifts we gave her! SO special! Hope yours was fun, too! Find the joy & share it!

(close up of new puppy, SAMii)

(SAMii with her 'mom' our hand made marionette, JANii)

(Mom & the new puppy we gave her, NOT a marionette)



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DIANE, those are awesome!!! Each one is so special and different. emoticon




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This is some needlepoint I did some years ago. It took me several years to complete it because I kept stopping and starting. My cell phone camera isn't very good, so the colors don't look as vibrant as they truly are, but still, you get the picture. There are red and green sequins and gold thread decorating the tree, but you can't really see them on this small pic.



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SPARKLING, I'm very glad that your DH isn't sick this year and no computer problems. I remember when he was sick last year and it was so stressful for you. *I know you'll miss your Mom so much this year, but thank goodness you can talk with her and her kind caregivers share pics with you! JANii is precious and it's so sweet that your Mom gave her to you!!
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*Enjoy the nature preserve and the clean-washed feeling after a rain!!!
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THX Miller!

emoticon 12-19-2020 I am so very blessed. My life has challenges, too. But I get to live my life the way I choose, most of the time. DH & I are keeping 'it' together through this strange year. As I am sure EVERYONE is.

My Christmas wishes: for him to stay healthy; (last year he was VERY sick from Christmas eve through Valentine's Day, never did figure out why); his computer not get a virus; (the past 3 years it did, for a total make over, hours of stress, that is our livelihood)

AND for rain! We received about 1/4 inch yesterday! emoticon first rain in 240 days, YIKES!

emoticon I wish to see my Mom, (it's been since her 91 B'Day last Nov.) I want to start performing again,( I perform LIVE, not on video. I have performed every year since I was 6 yrs. old, except this 1. My last full performance was Feb. 1. I did take "LITTLE RED" on the Santa 5K, last week. I have performed JANii for people to come to our front door, masked of course. They don't come in. Mom made JANii & (LITTLE RED, as well as 5,000 others, with DH & our 'team'), gave her to me for Christmas, 2018. She means the world to me. JANii was 1 of the last marionettes mom made (I helped costume & string her) & 1 of her favorites. For her to give her to me, means ALLOT. Mom has dementia, so gifts from her are rare. Our phone conversations are VERY special.

I also wish to travel (as I use to, 5 times a year). I pray daily for our little planet & that it heals, so all of everyone living on it can thrive. As the song says, I count my blessings, not sheep, to go to sleep. I guess I'm being introspective today. Thanks for reading. SP has become VERY important to me, this year. My 3,200 days of SP EVERY day. I think it is because we are all learning how to navigate through a pandemic. YOU all understand what I am going through. & vise versa! My SP friends feel closer & closer, all the time! emoticon I'm off to hike the nature preserve, trails. Everything else is closed up there.




(her bunny slippers are darling, right?)



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These marionettes are so cute and I'm sure brought joy to so many!! Well done!! You would certainly have to be strong to perform with a 12 lb. marionette!!
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Thanks for sharing the pics with us!
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emoticon 12-17-2020 Merry Christmas! emoticon DH & I & Mom made theses marionettes! Santa is 3.5 feet tall & weighs 12#! (Yes! I am strong!) Created in 1980 or so, they have performed 1,000's of times. So fun to bring JOY emoticon to everyone! Hope your season is blessed, too!

( Santa, Mrs. Claus)



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"Christmas Present- From Me!"~ Leader
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KATHRYN, thank you!! emoticon


SPARKLING, thanks!! *Great job on the Santa 5k!!! I love all the pics you posted!! You're making such a wonderful transformation with your clothing, plus donating to charity, as well - WIN WIN!!!
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Miller, me too! Are you painting, Kathryn?

emoticon 12-15-2020 Today I am off to grocery shop. Trader Joe's. It will be VERY beautiful! I have organized more clothes. Marie Kondo's book, SPARK JOY, says to dump ALL of your clothes into 1 pile. I just do not have the time or space to go through everything & organize it, like that. I am a performer, have been since I was 6 yrs. I take VERY good care of my things & they last for MANY yrs. I have MANY options for living & performing. I hope to actually be doing shows, again, after the pandemic! So I have been taking it 1 type of clothes at a time. The latest is my sequin or beaded clothes. & wraps or coverlets, lot's of layering in our area.YOUR support of my Tiding up project keeps me going! emoticon My small goal is to finish our closet by Dec. 31. I'm not sure I can make that, but keep at it & enjoying the process. IF I get over whelmed, I just look at what I HAVE accomplished. It is SO fun to see everything at 1 glance.PLUS lot's of donations, hopefully someone else can use what I can't. BE happy & healthy & I will too!

(Wraps before)

(Wraps after)

(beaded before)

(beaded after)

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Miller I love your beaded ornaments

Sparkling well done on the race had to do it different this year but you got it done

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emoticon emoticon 12-13-2020 Yesterday I walked the nature preserve, for my annual Santa 5K, virtually this year. (my 10th year) Usually 5,000 of us, but just me & LITTLE RED. Mom made her & gave her to me several Christmas's ago. She was 1 of Mom's favorites. So I took her, & these photos to share with my Mom! She will love them! The weather was beautiful! Taking it a little easier today! Hope you are having fun! emoticon

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(Finish line, haha)



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Awe, you are welcome! PS.... Miller, my friends love your 'crystal' Christmas tree! SO pretty!

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SPARKLING, thank you for your beautiful wish for us all!!! emoticon emoticon

Love the pics!!! You and your Mom look so happy at Disneyland - FUN!!!
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emoticon I love hearing about YOUR activities, too! emoticon

12-10-2020 The following is my wish for ALL of Spark People land!

“MY WISH”

May your hopes be as high, as high
as the sky’s highest star!

May your Star be as bright,
as bright as your smile!

May your smile be as warm,
as warm as your place in the sun!

May your place in the sun,
bring you peace!

May the peace in your heart,
give you joy in your heart!

May your heart know the meaning of love.

May the love you will know,
when you know your in love,
be forever, and ever as true,
as the love, I have given to you!

(by Meredith Wilson, from the Musical, “Here’s Love” 1963)

This song was a marionette number performed by Mom & Me, for the first time on Dec 12, 2003. Santa Bear, singing & Mrs. Santa Bear (now a beaver, lol). Appearing in “It’s A Very BEAR-y Holiday”. I want to give everyone reading the above words, this powerful wish.
Love from,
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(at Disneyland for Christmas 2019, Celebrating Mom's 90th BDay!)


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SPARKLING, thank you for liking the ornaments and saving the tree and icicle to your desk top!!

I’m SO happy you and your Mom sang carols together and she remembers them!! Your marionette theater winter wonderland show sounded truly special - I’m sure everyone loved it. *The pics you posted are wonderful - you are so pretty and Frosty is very cool (no pun intended). I like that he is a break-away marionette. And your Mom looks so lovely and happy with Snowy (love those candy cane ice skates!). PoPo is so cute!! And the pic of you and the little girl and Mrs. Beaver Claus is adorable!!

Thanks for sharing!!!
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Miller, I love these ornaments! I saved the tree & Ice cycle one on my desk top! So pretty!

I'm going to share some of my Christmas memories with all of you. I hope they bring you joy! That is the point!

emoticon emoticon 12-9-2020 I'm listening to Christmas music.So lovely! Wonderful talk with my Mom. We sang carols on the phone. She remembers them. YES! I love her SO very much! It is always a VERY special time for us. Mom & our cast, created a winter wonderland show. Using our marionettes, HUGE 5,000 square foot 2 floors, theater. Even the stage was white & the puppeteers (6 of us) had to wear white shoes & leave them on the stage, before we left. This was in the 1970's. Many of the numbers were from Peggy Lee's, CHRISTMAS CAROUSAL, album. I still use some of that music in my small Christmas show. I have the original Santa's sleight, & Mrs. Claus & several others. But because of the pandemic, not performing it, this year. emoticon Stay safe everyone & try to be happy & spread the JOY! You usually do! & emoticon for what you bring to our planet! emoticon


(This is FROSTY we made him 1969) I am not bragging, just showing you some of my past Christmas!

(FROSTY is a break-away marionette)

(Mom performing "SNOWY" his ice skates are candy canes! made in 1970)

(this is POPO, the first marionette Mom made 1958)

(Mrs. Beaver Claus made 1970 & re-made 2017)

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A beaded Christmas tree ornament my DD and I made.

A beaded icicle ornament my DD and I made.

My father's carved walnut basket ornaments - I treasure them!!

My mother's crocheted "milk ring" ornament wreaths that I also treasure. She also made them in green, red, pink, etc. with all kind of pretty little decorations on them.


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SPARKLING, I love all the photos and the update!!! You're doing so many worthwhile and productive activities - Way to Go!!!
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Last I checked, one of the donation sites here was still taking donations, but they had Covid protocols in place and signs outside the building explain what to do. Now that cases are rising, I'm not sure if they're still open. It's a good idea to call first.

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I hope the place I want to donate to, is accepting! I wouldn't know what to do with it, either! I think I'll call first! Thanks for the heads up! We have a king sized bed but only 1" under it. Wish it had more room. Makes me sad I can't store anything under it. I use a step stool in our closet to get up on higher shelves. Great way of organizing, Leslie!

emoticon 12-2-2020 A catching you up message:

I've been cleaning & being active like crazy! Working & being with DH, (he thanked me today for making THX G special) ; walking; staying safe; talking with Mom; playing with LUCY dog; getting ready for Saturday's "L. V. Santa 5K," walking for charity, I promote Spark People, this is my 13? year & it is virtual, so I will be at my nature preserve! (I have 3 HUGE bags to donate to them, too!) Processing 18# turkey bones, ( turned it into 3 gallons! )Today I will make soup, for DH & LUCY & me, too! I make it very low fat AND so many veggies & whole grain brown rice noodles. A meal in a bowl. I live on soup! Of course will freeze at least 1/2 of it. ALSO, I've been reading & acting on advise from Marie Kondo's book, SPARK JOY. I finished my shoes! I have about 30 pairs. I use them for walking; hiking; dancing; performing; playing, etc. Since they are so hard for me to find, (I wear size 11.5 narrow) I take VERY good care of them, never wear the same shoes day after day. I rotate then.

THX for reading! I'm flying to walk Lucy, work, Zumba DVD & make soup!!! Have a fabulous day everyone! Please re-read my latest blog, if you have time & comment. It is about 30 days worth. I plan on doing a new 1 soon! ALSO, I joined a new team! I LOVE MY BODY! So fun! Hope to see you there! It is only for the month of December. 2BDYNAMIC brought such joy to all of us, check it out!


(Last year, I am in this photo As well as 5,000 other Santa's!)

(at finish line with Little Red, 1 of our marionettes)

(my head dress for Spark people)

(before, yikes!)

(after, so pretty. All cleaned & ready to play!)

(after ZUMBA shoes)

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I lost track of this thread for a while, but I am really impressed SPARKLING, with the way you are organizing all your clothes. I just had to buy two under bed storage containers because I can no longer reach the top shelf in my closet, (the shelf above the hanging clothes) - I can just grasp the edges of things to pull them down, but can't put anything back up there. That's where I have been keeping sweaters and sweatshirts. Our thrift store is not accepting donations right now, so I can't sort out more things to give away - I have a very small apartment, and the bags would be in the way on the floor. I am looking forward to getting back to that!

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I love this team! Everyone is so supportive of each other! That's what life is all about, right? I try to help where I can! emoticon

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Aw, Sparkling, thank you so much!!! emoticon
I value your friendship - you bring light and life to me and to the team.
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Many thanks for the prayers - I really appreciate the kindness you show to me and others!!!
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I think you're wise to do one type of clothes at a time - otherwise, it might be overwhelming. I often do even routine chores a little at the time.

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THX Miller, Your support of me & how I do things, means the world to me! I love you & think of you all the time! NO KIDDING! Send YOU & your family, prayers DAILY!
I am only doing 1 type of clothes at a time. Marie suggests we take ALL of our clothes & dump them out. I wouldn't be able to move in our home if I did this, LOL!

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That looks great, Sparkling!!! emoticon

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11-18-2020 Here is some more creative 'Spark Joy" photos! I'm being filled with joy, clearing out my 'old' stuff. Giving things away to people who can use them!





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SPARKLING, lovely pics!! I love the way you and your Mom painted and decorated the wall with flowers and dragonflies - Very creative!!!

Well done on your organizing - it looks great!!!

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THX Miller, here's some more from today. PLUS a short story of WHY I have so many clothes!

emoticon 11-15-2020 Yesterday was SO special! Lot's of photos of Mom's 92 BDay celebration! She had a wonderful, loving day! More Tiding up from "SPARK JOY" book, Marie Kondo. (I started reading 11-2-2020) AND the pool heater was on, (we thought it was off) SO I got to swim yesterday!!!! emoticon The days are heating back up, this week. So more swimming to come. I was suppose to hike, but the pool is more important! A BIG surprise, makes me so happy! Have a great week!!!! Thinking of you & emoticon for all your good wishes for my mom. She IS extraordinary!











A short story, (read if you want or have the time): 1 of my SP friends commented that I have ALLOT of clothes. I joined SP 3-16-12. Instead of buying junk food & candy, THE SPARK emoticon talks of rewarding ourselves for small goals. I live in an area that has 8 Good Will stores. After the things good through the 'regular' stores & are VERY discounted below 75% off, they then go to our 'outlet' store. (This is not advertised as that kind of store. A friend that works there, told me it was) everything is re-priced at a discount. I would then go on Wednesdays 50% off days, for seniors.I gave myself a $20.00 a month budget. Always coming home with wonderful treasures, clothes that fit my slimming body & made me happy. I had a rule. The thing had to be in perfect condition AND fit. Once in awhile I would buy something that needed a little sewing here & there. Also, costume fabrics for the marionettes, etc. Things changed last year, things were not as discounted, no senior discounts, etc. So I stopped going. Then with the pandemic, they are closed. But that is WHY I have so many clothes & Angels & costume jewelry, fun things the world does not make anymore. When I look at them, I see them as rewards for a great lifestyle. I have gone up 19# in weight & still working on getting back to goal. Releasing them, as Marie Kondo suggests, if they don't bring me joy. & that is what I am doing. I started reading her 2nd book SPARK JOY & it truly is changing my life. (There are a couple of jackets I kept that will never fit, but I think of them as art pieces. Being a tailor, I can appreciate the perfect seams, silk linings, etc. So I hung them in our closet & look at them, as if they are a painting!) Happy organizing everyone!

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GREAT pics, SPARKLING!!! Happy Birthday to your lovely Mom!!!
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Well Done on your organization!!! emoticon

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Clothes tiding up! I think that is creative!

emoticon 11-14-2020 to my beautiful 92 yrs. mother! She is my mentor, best friend & GREAT play mate! I sent her a fun present, wish I could hug her, but the virus is a no no. We talk on phone almost daily & email quite often. I love her so much!!!! Happy Birthday, sweet Mama! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am going for a hike in the nature preserve today, in honor of her!

(A friend took this photo of her yesterday)

( 2019)

(2019 performing with Hayfever, we made him in 1969!)

( At Disneyland celebrating her 90th, she was the first Alice in Wonderland, charter, 1955)

emoticon I'm not really sure if these clothes photos are of interest to you. But posting them helps me! I got another square foot, tidied up & cleaned & finished, yesterday! My Zumba clothes! SO GREAT seeing them all 'happy' & ready to dance! emoticon

(before)

(after, only took me an hour, donated the too small clothes).

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THX! Miller! He hasn't read it since then! I think I will print it out for him, again. Can't hurt! Hope you are all feeling creative too!

emoticon 11-11-2020 Happy Veterans Day! Thx for your service, keeping our country safe! I would not be here without them!!!! Happy Veterans day! My father; my uncle & DH; love you all! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon (AND to Canada, too!)

So I tried to find a pair of slippers in my closet. NOW, what a huge mess! My shoe rack is for high heels, not flat athletic shoes. I looked to buy a new 1, but WAY too much. So I am just going to turn the 1 I have around & the shoes will fall to the wall, instead of on each other! It is hard for me to find shoes that fit, so I don't give them up easily! 11.5 AA narrow! (men's shoes are WAY too wide) I have about 20 pair of them. Sandals & Uggs & Zumba &&&& This is WAY beyond 'tiding' up! Haha!

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Wow, Sparkling, that is a really moving, thrilling poem. I'll bet your DH loved every word of it!!!
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Love the paintings!!!! Fun class, right?

Here is a poem I wrote for my DH 9-18-2008 not sure you will understand it all, but that's ok! IN-Joy! PS, I don't share this anywhere in SP land, but on this thread.



My Emperor

We delightfully met through my family’s childhood playground,
love at first site, was designed for us. We are children of the word.
I love dancing and singing and splashing and sharing and exploring “us”.
I feel our energy always, inspiring us, titillating us, openings us.
Your maleness ignites my femaleness, my Venus balances your Mars.

In the magnificence of the rising sun our spirits mingle,
we tip toe into the universal flow,
our blue eyes, our windows reflect the beauty of each others souls.
You opened the RV window for us to look out to see the wildlife of Sedona,
sensuously enveloping me from behind, as the new year’s day dawned.

When I look into your eyes and we merge I feel like I am ‘home’ again, our total acceptance of each other transcends our physical bodies.
But then you kiss me and my body ignites with your generous juiciness, permeating and penetrating my heart, telling me God made us for each other.

We are creative people, strong and independent who must bring forth our talents,
so as not to deny the Gods our birthrights.
Time apart (even 17 years) gives us the opportunity to explore ourselves,
creating our inner gifts, so we more than fill up, ready to receive the treasures that are ours. I wait rather impatiently for our eyes to meet, our lips to touch and our hearts to rejoice again, in divine play. Our reunion brings natural serendipitous magic and enchantment, every time we are joy filled together.

Our rainbow breaths encircles us, skipping through one galaxy and the next, to share this life with each other, through gallantry elegance and grace.
We share our lives together, in love, with the human race.

Spirit cards teach us the world of balance, the world of light and shadows, where you are the Emperor and I am the Empress.
The stars line up for us, like the diamonds you put on our wrists, in my ears,
the sparkling comet around my neck.
We are imbued in Holy Union, our souls rejoice, like fireworks above our heads,
forever will not be long enough to share myself with you.


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I took a nighttime art course at a local university many years ago and this is one of the paintings I did. Had to take the photo from an angle because there is glass over it and every time I tried to take a photo of it, my reflection was in the glass.



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KATHRYN, Well done on your painting - it does capture your feelings (and mine!) of missing the freedom we had before Covid restrictions. I'd like to get on that highway in your painting and drive to a magical place where Covid doesn't exist! Someday, we really will get to safely go where we want when we want to!!
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SPARKLING, yes, please post everything that is a creative project here - sewing and costumes, etc. On another team, we have a thread called the "Crafter's Den" and members post all kinds of projects there. One lady even posted the masks that she and her grandkids sewed to use during Covid. It's fun to see what others have done. Your wedding dress is beautiful and it's so neat that you made all the bride maids dresses, too - they're all lovely!! My mother made my wedding dress and my sister's dress (she was my only bridesmaid). I'm sure your quests greatly enjoyed your performance at your wedding! *Your Super Girl Costume is great - and I agree that your superpower is spreading Joy!!
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I feel THIS thread is for everything creative we want to share! I understand poems that are for letting go.... they help so much, right?

Miller I LOVE this poem! How about reading it 'live' as a pumpkin or other Halloween character? I commented on your blog about it.

Kathryn, you have such talent, as far as 'speaking' the feelings in paintings! THX to Miller for posting them for you!

I am posting these photos, I made them. So think my sewing projects, count, too!

Supergirl, 2020. My 'super' power is to spread JOY!

(This is my wedding dress, I made it with the help of several others. In fact, we made ALL the brides maids dresses I am performing in the last photo, Floor trapeeze. I produced the show & presented it at our wedding for my DH & our guests)



(I am pretty sure my SP friends are getting tired of seeing photos from 1975! But it is bringing me such joy to share them! THX for your patience!)

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Miller I live your poem, I can see the trick or treater's thanks for sharing

Sparking I love your photos

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this painting I painted in early days of the virus. It is of the freeway I want to take going away from the virus as if there was a place to hide and be safe. There is no such place it is up to us all to do what we can to keep ourselves and our families safe, wash those hands, wear a mask and keep your distance from those not wearing masks.

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"Covid 2020" painting by Kathryn

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Thanks, Leslie, you're very kind.

I am so very sorry to hear about your's daughter's passing in such a traumatic and devastating way. I can only imagine what you have been through.
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If you ever decide you want to share your poems, feel free to do so. Not all of my poetry is cheerful and light. I know yours is probably painful for you, though, so it's up to you, of course.

My heart goes out to you, my friend, and I wish you comfort for each and every day.
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emoticon I have been reading this thread, but haven't posted anything myself. I just have 2 poems I wrote in 1984, a couple of months apart, 2 years after my daughter was murdered. I needed a way to express some of my grief. I haven't posted them because I think they would be huge downers. And, they aren't good poetry either.

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Halloween Nights

When daylight starts to wane
and twilight is nigh
the streetlights come on
and little goblins walk by

On their way house-to-house
To call “Trick or Treat!”
then hold out their bags
for some candy to eat

Then I know Halloween
has begun on my street
and that soon I will hear
on my porch little feet

Then after a knock
I’ll open my door very wide
While the little ones show off
their costumes with pride

And I’ll hand out some candy
for each smiling one
Whether Cinderella or Batman
They’re all having fun!

Then with a smile I’ll say
they all look just great!
And wave at their parents
Waiting there by the gate

I’ll glance round the neighborhood
while up and down every street
excited kids and their parents
say “Hi!” as they meet

I’ll answer the doorbell
as it rings yet again
Pick up the candy bowl
and go to the door with a grin

Because Halloween’s fun
it just comes once a year
and the memories made
will be held very dear

So when Halloween comes
Make it fun for the kids
‘cause when we were once young
that what our own neighbors did!


Miller N. 2020

I wrote this tonight very quickly - not my best, but fun to do on Halloween! Of course, the kids aren't going from house-to-house much this year, but it reminds me of fun Halloweens of the past.

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I look forward to it!

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Hi Sparkling, so glad to see your post! Yes, it looks like it's mostly just you and me and Kathryn. That reminds me, I was going to post another of Kathryn's paintings this week.


Your photographs are stunning - Really beautiful!! You have a great eye!!! I can definitely understand why you've won awards for your photography!!
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I'll try to find some more of my things to post. I wish some others would share their talents with us, too! I think you're right - everyone is so busy and trying hard to stay safe.
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emoticon Miller! Looks like it's just you & me on this thread. Kathryn sometimes. Everyone is quite busy, right? Just trying to live safely, right? You are all such great cheer leaders. & back to you! emoticon I love seeing your creative things, too!

Well I am /have been a professional photographer. (Photo/journalist) here are some of my favorite past photos:

(Lake Odell, AZ 2010)

(I won an award for this 1The pier at Santa Cruz CA 2017))

(Disneyland, 2011 after fireworks)

(Angels over Sedona, Mom's house 2019)

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Lovely costume, SPARKLING!! And HAYFEVER is so cute!!
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THX for your support of my poems! e.e.cummings was my insperation to start writing! I have his book that contains ALL of his poems. WONDERFUL!

Since I helped make HAYFEVER, & many marionettes, I will add to this thread, too! I also helped make last years Halloween costume... here it is!


emoticon 10-28-2020 I find I am emoticon sparking more, than usual, because of the pandemic. My friendships are deepening as we share, our journey is to health. I feel & believe that is our entire being. SP has & is teaching me that! Today is my 3,148 day of SP everyday. I prayed I would find an answer to my health & 10 minutes later I saw an artificial about SP. It was a sign, for which I will be eternally grateful! emoticon -FULL

(Last years Halloween costume, performing with HAYFEVER, a marionette Mom & DH & I made in1969!)





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Oh, Sparkling, that's lovely!! I read it twice, as I always do with your poems. The more I read them, the more I see all their hidden depths. Thanks so much for sharing!!
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OK, I found 1 of my very first poems! From 1970. I haven't put them all on my computer.... but here I am sharing, I can see a HUGE difference from this to now, LOL!



TRYING TO BOUND THROUGH


Trying to bound through,
putting forth every inch, and power and feeling,
in it’s not yet existence.

Slowly…. very slowly,
the star suctions, the energy pushes together,
this melodrama is not just a play,
it is the beginning of a new life.

As it begins to blossom,
it shows the rainbow in its’ heart,
it has the fragrance of an ocean breeze.

Growing has stopped.

Then taken into a house
and the curtain closes.


Nov. 23, 1970


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SPARKLING emoticon Being creative right now is very important or even just going back and looking at projects we've done in the past. Your poetry is captivating!!!
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KATHRYN, your "Halloween" painting is very striking with the moon and the tree. I love the big moon and the different colors you used to make it so compelling!!!
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I have one painting I can share one day. It's hanging in Randy's guitar/computer room. I did when I was taking a painting class at NCSU at night. I looked for some of my older poems the other night, but couldn't find them. If I've lost them, I'm going to be very sad.
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I hope others will come by and post their projects, too.

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MILLER thx for sharing Kathryn paintings. You must love them too, the way you love the ocean! THX also for your comment on my poetry!!!! Being creative, right now is SO important! Even if it is going through the past & then sharing!

You all mean the world to me, I'm flying to my chores!

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This painting is my Halloween painting. I am still new to painting but enjoy doing it

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- Painting by Kathryn.

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I love the.sea. this is my first painting of the sea. I see myself playing in the sand as the waves rushing in thteating to return to the beach the sands of my sand castles.


Sparkling I can almost see the movement in your poem, very well written.

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SPARKLING, your poem is beautiful!!! You have a truly excellent way with words!!! I always find myself reading your poems more than once to get the full import - that's a sign of good poetry!!
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Another poem from my past.....

The Lake of the Stone Men & Women (written about a lake called Stoneman)

Life teems, as our team,
graces the edge of the universe.
We are like stone men and women watching life;
flying, zooming, jumping, swimming, soaring,
crawling, frolicking, galloping and dancing.

Clouds crying tear drops,
the voluminous liquid descends, pours and
drenches, transforming snow melt,
feeding springs in autumn, secreting life.
The fresh amber water, home to trillions,
seen and unseen, flows through ancient volcanic tubes.

All the birds, in an instant, hearing the voice of God
in unison, excitedly swarm into a cosmic ballet,
on the wave and breath of the Goddess,
through millions of plants and Ponderosa Pines,
where no human has gone before.

The Seekers rejoice in Thanksgiving,
reflecting nymph like sacred love,
they have waited centuries for us to come and retreat,
we are the stewards of this holy sacred circle sanctuary,
at the heart of the earth,
where we all finally realize the divine plan.

10-25-2005



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Miller your summer palm is just wonderful. Our area does grow peaches all year long come on over!

Katherine I love the colors in your paintings, great job!

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That's a fabulous poem, Miller! Very well done!

And the detail in the painting is intriguing. We have a talented group here!

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That's really cool, Kathryn!! I almost didn't see the dolphin in the bottom right. I like the way I really have to study it to take it all in!! You have a very creative imagination!!!

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This painting is my deep sea feast. I could not post it so you can see.the.top but there is an otter being eaten by gold fish as he eats a gold fish. All the creatures but the snails and star fish are eating something. I love the deep sea monster eating a fish and the dolphin at the bottom right corner. I had fun making.up as I went a long. I hope you enjoy.

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- A painting by Kathryn.

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Thanks, Kathryn!! I almost forgot that I was going to post another of your paintings today. I'll do it now.
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Lovely poems Miller and Sparkling I enjoyed reading them

Nancy Annie I love the gown so nice to have to hand down in the family. My first husband had one that was passed down in the family.

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Summer’s End

Fireflies have faded
The nights are now cool
The neighborhood children
Have gone back to school

Autumn is nearing
The summer is gone
And all of these changes
Make me want to go home

To a place where there’s sun
And blue skies all year long
To a field where cicadas
Are always singing their song

Where peaches grow plump
And melons ripen on vines
Not just for a season
But for all of the time

Where the lush tang of strawberries
Fresh in their beds
Compete with sweet corn stalks
Swaying over their heads

Where children are barefoot
From dawn ‘til twilight
And fireflies forever glow
All through the night

So I’ll savor the green
As it now turns to gold
I’ll soak up the sun
Before autumn unfolds

And when trees are bare
And skies are all gray
I’ll be thinking of summer
And fireflies in May.


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KATHRYN, I think your painting really captures the feelings of being carefree before the virus!! I love your use of colors and shapes!!
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NANCY ANNE, the Christening set you made is so beautiful!! I can see the applique detailing and it's truly lovely. What a treasure to pass from baby to baby!!
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Beautiful poem and fantastic painting! Here are some pics of a Christening set I made during the lockdown. I'd had this pattern and wanted to sew it for 20+ years. It finally got done and is awaiting the next willing grandchild! It's intended to be passed from baby to baby as a family heirloom.

A lot of applique detail seems to be getting lost in the photos, That's really what makes it special.






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Thank you Miller for posting my painting. I love painting and have one going most of the time. This one I did in the first few days of spring when every thing felt light and carefree before the out break of the virus.

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I agree, Janice. I think Kathryn did a great job!! When she gets a chance, she's going to come here and post comments on how she was feeling when she painted it. Her phone won't let her post them herself, so I'm going to be posting her art.

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The painting is nice.

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Painting by Kathryn

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SPARKLING, I LOVE this poem!!! I read through it twice just to enjoy it again. It's lovely and you are Very Talented!!!
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THX MIller for this thread! Fun IDEAS! I am going to start with my favorite poem, I wrote in 1995! I wrote it on a trail in N. CA, 2,000 acres of wildlife above a river! Having lunch, after my hike!

A MOON CHILD’S DAY

Leaves,
releasing from their trees,
pretending to be butterflies,
landing on the sable velvet moss.

The Stream,
singing its songs as it plays unencumbered to its home.

Birds,
Black and white, green and pink,
Hummers kissing me, reaching for the Starr.
Airplanes,
a species all their own.
Blue jays speeding from tree to tree,
buzzing bees see the flowers too, if they please.

The Wind,
ahead of the flow, her sharp edge cutting channels where no one has gone before, through millions of oaks and pines.

Dandelion wish sticks, snowballs of summer,
flying Fairy’s seeds,
dancing arabesques in their frosty tutus,
landing on Pointe.

A black caterpillar undulating its orange spots,
searching for Halloween.

The Sun,
darting as clouds roll over his face.
Mother Earth, her boulders, her toenails, sunning,
on a Moon Child’s Day.

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Hi Team!! SPARKLING suggested that we might want to start a thread for sharing our poetry (or other artistic endeavors) and I think that's an Awesome idea!! This can be anything - your poetry, art, crafts, needlework, music, gardening or even pics of your seasonal home decorations, as they're artistic, too!

SparkPeople is about improving our health - and that can include all of us - our bodies, minds, and spirits! I know there are a lot of team members out there who paint, make crafts, knit or crochet, play music, garden, decorate, or do other creative writing, etc.

Please feel free to share your creativity on this thread - we'd LOVE to see, listen, and enjoy the beauty of your efforts!!!



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