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December 2017

Dec 31 Prompt

Let’s end the year on a positive note – most everyone I know  Continue reading “Dec 31 Prompt”

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Dec 30 Prompt

Dec 30 has a mess of differnt historical happenings such as Dec 30, 1936 ;The United Auto Workers union staged its first sitdown strike.

So, as we traditionally look Continue reading “Dec 30 Prompt”

Dec 29 Prompt

Our prompt today is “tomato & winter squash”.

And  – dang – a soup of that sounds Continue reading “Dec 29 Prompt”

Dec 28 Prompt

Today – as one of the Twelve Days of Christmas – is Holy Innocents Day. And that is Continue reading “Dec 28 Prompt”

CC Willow here – December’s Art Walks

2017 Something Red Art Walk
2017 Something Red Art Walk

I do have two paintings on the Something Red Art Walk in Downtown Salem: RedHead @ Elsinore Gallery  & Framing and Tent at World Beat @ CCTV through the end of December  – both available for sale. (Though I heard a rumor that CCTV is closed this week for the holidays.) I will be picking them up when December ends.

Continue reading “CC Willow here – December’s Art Walks”

Dec 27 prompt

Sorry I am late again; It’s day six of having a cold.

And I’m a SLIDer Continue reading “Dec 27 prompt”

Dec 26 prompt

Today’s prompt is especially timely – given yesterday’s traditional gift-giving frenzy. It is Continue reading “Dec 26 prompt”

Dec 25 prompt

 

Happy Christmas! I wish everyone joy today!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 25 prompt”

Dec 24 prompt

 

ToHappy Holidays. Today is Christmas Eve and I wish everyone a peacefu, serene night!

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 24 prompt”

Dec 23 prompt

 

Todays poetry prompt is “soul Continue reading “Dec 23 prompt”

Dec 22 prompt

 

Todays poetry prompt is “equinox, Continue reading “Dec 22 prompt”

Dec 21 prompt

As word artists, one of the tasks/duties is to be a witness – a Witness to experiences, truths, and current Continue reading “Dec 21 prompt”

Dec 20 Prompt

Today’s prompt is “Portland” … Continue reading “Dec 20 Prompt”

Dec 19 prompt

Today’s prompt is inspired by my Monday evening … it is “by the Continue reading “Dec 19 prompt”

Dec 18 prompt

It’s Monday – but let’s have some fun …Grab the nearest book & go to page 22. Continue reading “Dec 18 prompt”

Dec 17 prompt

Let’s have today’s prompt be “chocolate-covered anythinng” … Continue reading “Dec 17 prompt”

Dec 16 prompt

Today’s prompt can go many ways – it is “cold Continue reading “Dec 16 prompt”

Day 15 prompt

Still December – so tossing in another holiday-themed prompt out there ..Today’s is “the lights on Continue reading “Day 15 prompt”

Dec 14 prompt

It’s December – lets have fun with it! Are you naughty or nice …

Today’s prompt is Continue reading “Dec 14 prompt”

Dec 13 prompt

Today’s prompt “Mother, on her birthday”

My mother’s birthday Continue reading “Dec 13 prompt”

Dec 12 prompt

Ipoetry prompt/ Poetry prompy, Poetry prompt?

Sorry – I’m late today. stayed up last night with my CC Willow hat on – updating my database after neglecting it since September. Still need to finish that today as End Of Year is coming …

I like writing about current events – seeing what lessons can be gleaned from them or what wordds can heal. And given yesterday’s subway bombing … let’s have today’s prompt be Continue reading “Dec 12 prompt”

Dec 11 prompt

It is a month of hoidays …

Today’s prompt is “Chanukah begins”


Poinsetta by CC Willow
Poinsetta by CC Willow

Reminder, my Etsy site CC Willow Arts will be 10% off through December (I can gift-wrap for you). Also – If you like my zentangle patterns, many are available on items, like pillows, on RedBubble

If you are into community

Poinsetta 2 by CCWillow
Poinsetta 2 by CCWillow

theater and in Oregon’s Willamette Valley – the murder mystery that I have been in rehearsals for – “Christmas At The Blizzard” -opened Dec 1 and is running weekends through Dec. 17.  See Silverton’s  Brush Creek Playhouse’s website for details …

Day 10 prompt

Late – due to tech issues … But I got some sleep and I’m tackling it anew.

Today’s prompt has been on my mind for a three weeks – perhaps because I have become such  a homebody. It  is “you are the ghost in your house” … Continue reading “Day 10 prompt”

Dec 9 prompt

Ariel's List of Poetry Prompts: December
December 2017

Today’s prompt is “drunk & drugged” …

Or should I have just said ‘Holiday Party’???? Continue reading “Dec 9 prompt”

Dec 8 prompt

8Today’s prompt is “when no-one’s looking” …

What does some-one do when no one is looking? Do they savor the inattetion? do they seek attention? Do you? Continue reading “Dec 8 prompt”

Dec 7 prompt and poem

2017 Something Red Art Walk
2017 Something Red Art Walk

In honor of laast night’s festivities – The Something Red Art Walk  – that kicked off wih a reception  and music last night. So today is “Something Red”  … Continue reading “Dec 7 prompt and poem”

Dec 6 prompt

Today’s prompt is especially timely, i thiink, given the politicl clime and the season. it is “human rights” – something I feel particularly passionate about.

What is it about human rights that you feel compelled Continue reading “Dec 6 prompt”

Dec 5 prompt

Today’s prompt is “the last time I saw my father”.

What happened? What did he say? What did you say? Or was it just an ordinary, everyday non-event? Tell me. Continue reading “Dec 5 prompt”

Dec 4 prompt

This was scheduled to post 5mins after midnight; I should have known better than to trust software.

Today’s prompt is “snowbirds”.

Maybe this makes you think of birds who live in the snow, like penquins? Maybe you think about the birds who stay

Continue reading “Dec 4 prompt”

Dec 3 prompt

Today’s prompt is “awareness of awareness”.

One of the things I love about prompts is it allows me to think of an object of how it symbolically may mean  – and what lessons may be learned from it. This awareness of Continue reading “Dec 3 prompt”

Dec 2 prompt

Today is “rhubarb vodka”.

Two things I am found of ….


Yesterday – Robert Lee Brewer posted the next steps to take on the completed NovPAD Challenge. Like NaNoWriMo, December is the time to start editing and polishing. if you want to submit a chapbook manuscript to Writer’s Digest, Jan 15th is the due date.

 

Poinsetta by CC Willow
Poinsetta by CC Willow

Reminder, my Etsy site CC Willow Arts will be 10% off through December (I can gift-wrap for you). Also – If you like my zentangle patterns, many are available on items, like pillows, on RedBubble. I’ve got over a few more new ones uploaded. And will get even more uploaded today …

Poinsetta by CC Willow
Poinsetta by CC Willow

If you are into community theater and in Oregon’s Willamette Valley – the murder mystery that I have been in rehearsals for – “Christmas At The Blizzard” – WILL BE OPENING THIS FRIDAY NIGHT. See Silverton’s  Brush Creek Playhouse’s website for details …

January 2 prompt

Today’s prompt is “a 60% off coupon”.

How will you use it?

 

Dec 1 prompt

Today is “Faux Fur Friday”.

And as a big fan of fake fur – It seems like a great way to start the month. Comfort and warmth – and no lives taken. No lives wasted … Continue reading “Dec 1 prompt”

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