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Apr 23 NaPoWriMo Day 23/30

Day 23 of National Poetry Writing Month. Still experiencing some major technical difficulties today. including not being able to upload the art ….

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 23’s prompt is  “She didn’t quit …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow
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Apr 22 NaPoWriMo Day 22/30

Day 22 of National Poetry Writing Month. Still experiencing some major technical difficulties today. So while I have internet ….

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 22’s prompt is  “She finds a better way …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow

Apr 21 NaPoWriMo Day 21/30

Day 21 of National Poetry Writing Month. Technical difficulties today.

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 21’s prompt is  “She endures …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow

Apr 20 NaPoWriMo Day 20/30

Day 20 of National Poetry Writing Month. 2/3rds of the way to a win …

Continuing my SHE ProjectApr 20’s prompt is  “She weathers the rain …”. 


 

Other Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenges available this month:

 

Happy Poetry Month!


If you appreciate what I do, please consider being one of my Patrons on Patreon.

My archive of blog’ poetry prompts is here.
You know – I’m all about the prompts!!

Ariel

Homepage Poetry Prompt Archive EventsAbout MeBooksPoetryProjectsMemes

 

Image Credit: She Watches, oil by CC Willow

Apr 19 NaPoWriMo Day 19/30

Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 19 NaPoWriMo Day 19/30”

Apr 18 NaPoWriMo Day 18/30

Day 18 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 18 NaPoWriMo Day 18/30”

Apr 17 NaPoWriMo Day 17/30

Day 17 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 17 NaPoWriMo Day 17/30”

Apr 16 NaPoWriMo Day 16/30

Day 16 of National Poetry Writing Month. Continue reading “Apr 16 NaPoWriMo Day 16/30”

Apr 15 NaPoWriMo Day 15/30

Day 15 of National Poetry Writing Month; Continue reading “Apr 15 NaPoWriMo Day 15/30”

Apr 14 NaPoWriMo Day 14/30

Day 14 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 14 NaPoWriMo Day 14/30”

Apr 13 NaPoWriMo Day 13/30

Day 13 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 13 NaPoWriMo Day 13/30”

Apr 12 NaPoWriMo Day 12/30

Day 12 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 12 NaPoWriMo Day 12/30”

Apr 11 NaPoWriMo Day 11/30

Day 11 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 11 NaPoWriMo Day 11/30”

Apr 10 NaPoWriMo Day 10/30

Day 10 of National Poetry Writing Month … We are officially a third of the way to winning. Continue reading “Apr 10 NaPoWriMo Day 10/30”

Apr 9 NaPoWriMo Day 9/30

Day 9 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 9 NaPoWriMo Day 9/30”

Apr 8 NaPoWriMo Day 8/30

Day 8 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 8 NaPoWriMo Day 8/30”

Apr 7 NaPoWriMo Day 7/30

Day 7 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 7 NaPoWriMo Day 7/30”

Apr 6 NaPoWriMo Day 6/30

Day 6 of National Poetry Writing Month … Continue reading “Apr 6 NaPoWriMo Day 6/30”

Mar 4 Prompt & poem

Starting the work week – and really liking the latin Continue reading “Mar 4 Prompt & poem”

Mar 3 Prompt & poem

Sorry for being AWOL! I had a March 1 deadline for finishing Continue reading “Mar 3 Prompt & poem”

Dec 11 & 12 prompts & poem

Yesterday, Dec 12th ended up biding a “no-device” Day; I took an early morning art webinar which, apparently, ended up eating all of Pixy’s battery Continue reading “Dec 11 & 12 prompts & poem”

Dec 6 prompt & Something Red

It’s one of those days, peeps, when all my devices are SLIDing. And in general, doing everything BUT what I need them too. And I am quickly running out of time because I need to leave for the bus in 15 mins … so post now – “share” later.

Continue reading “Dec 6 prompt & Something Red”

Day 20 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD

Day 20 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. WE are two-thirds of the way there! Continue reading “Day 20 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD”

Day 19 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & a lil’ CC Willow

Day 19 of 30 in our 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD) challenges. I know I’m posting late; walking around on two broken ankles really saps Continue reading “Day 19 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD & a lil’ CC Willow”

Day 1 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD starts9

Today is the start of the 2018 NaNoWriMo & November Poem-A-Day (NovPAD challenges.

Continue reading “Day 1 NaNoWriMo & NovPAD starts9”

Oct 31 prompt and poem

Halloween!  And when dusk starts forming, I can’t wait for the neighborhood’s celebrants to take to the street!

Continue reading “Oct 31 prompt and poem”

July 28 prompt & poem

Happy Saturday

Today’s prompt is fitting, given the recent heat w

 

aves Continue reading “July 28 prompt & poem”

July 26 & 27 prompts

Yesterday was turned into a very long day out & my Pixy (laptop) is no longer able to withstand daily jaunts. Every time I boarded a bus to go home, I ended up somewhere

Continue reading “July 26 & 27 prompts”

Jul 25 prompt & poem

Today – or rather last night – was very very weird. And I did not get to sleep until 6 … so I slept in late. Still not quite sure I am awake yet.

Wednesday’s July 25 prompt is “they weren’t counting on the bears”

Continue reading “Jul 25 prompt & poem”

July 21 prompt and poem

Slow going this morning. I achieved Sloth speed, but I am moving (somewhat) and I’ve eaten and had my lemon water so that is a victory Continue reading “July 21 prompt and poem”

July 20 prompt and poem

I will be spending Friday at the Salem Art Festival at Bush Pasture Park. A few hours sitting will pay my admission into a delightful buffet of creativity,  I really looking forward to that wandering park being filled with all types of amusements – Continue reading “July 20 prompt and poem”

Jul 9 prompts & poem

Yay, ‘puter is still behavin’ … so let’s do this!

Monday, July 9 prompt is “genuine”.   Continue reading “Jul 9 prompts & poem”

Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem

Friday, the gremlins not only took possession of my e-devices … they even managed to assail my son’s car as well. We hope a car wizard can repel and expel them tomorrow.

Fridays shenanigans had me down for Continue reading “Jul 7 & 8 prompts & poem”

Jul 6 prompt

Another day of non-stop obstacles and detours … And it looks like I won’t be able to make any poetry or poetry writing gatherings this weekend.

But let’s play anyways … Continue reading “Jul 6 prompt”

Jul 5 prompt

This is gonna down and dirty at first because I am running late this morning. I’ll flesh it out when I get to my next stop w/ WIFI.

Thursday’s July 5 prompt is “conversations between people who don’t exist?” Continue reading “Jul 5 prompt”

Jul 4 prompt & poem

Today is Independence Day here in the US of A; Enjoy and celebrate it if you are of the mind. I just can’t bring myself to – too many civil rights and human rights being removed daily Continue reading “Jul 4 prompt & poem”

Jul 3 prompts

Monday has been a real bitch – so let’s add a bit of whimsey/

Tuesday’s Jul 3  prompt was “You don’t strike me as a professional criminal.’  ‘That’s why I’m so good at it …” Continue reading “Jul 3 prompts”

Jul 1 & 2 prompts

I had hoped things would settle down this week, after the last week’s events … but as soon as I try to catch my breath, there’s still a few curve balls.  Still, I’m tenacious – Let’s forge ahead! Continue reading “Jul 1 & 2 prompts”

Jun 25 – 30 prompts

This week has been busy with preparing for Thursday’s, Friday’s & Saturday’s events. Between them & challenges, postings will be difficult.

So let’s post Monday through Saturday’s prompts. Continue reading “Jun 25 – 30 prompts”

Jun 23 & 24 prompts

Today is photo prompts; It is Paint The Town/Write The Town season and both days this weekend has an event. So you get to attend Continue reading “Jun 23 & 24 prompts”

Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts

Okay – hand’s healing slowly and while I haven’t been able to access my ‘puter much, I have been making progress on next week’s art projects, formatting chapbooks and rehearsin Continue reading “Jun 20, 21, and 22 prompts”

Jun 12 prompt

Operative operating system today … so let’s do this …

Today’s is “life in a zoo” .., Continue reading “Jun 12 prompt”

Jun 15 prompts

So two days behind; let’s get caught up.

Wednesday’s prompt was “uploaded photo”.  Continue reading “Jun 15 prompts”

June 4 & 5 prompt + poem

Today is beautiful here in Salem, Oregon. Warm, sunny – with just the right amount of clouds to keep it from being hot.  So let’s get caught up …

Yesterday’s prompt was “life from your pet’s perspective”. This always results in some interesting lines. And you learn something new about yourself when you look through another’s eyes.

Today’s prompt is “missed appointment“. … something I have been all too familiar with the past couple of years.

One of my pet persona poems (I was pretty miffed at myself, can you tell) …

Miniminihaha


Want to look up past prompt? Maybe one of my past Pinterest “Ariel’s List”?

I’ve made it easy for you. You can find them in my archive on my Poetry Prompts page.


And speaking of art collections – I upload my various ones here …

Ariel on ShopVida

Ariel on RedBubble

CC Willow Originals on Etsy

CC Willow on ShopVida

CC Willow on RedBubble

June 3 prompt

Again going with a photo prompt today – It is Paint The Town. Write The Town Event 2. And I am at Gaiety Hollow.

This year the organizers have arranged music

Continue reading “June 3 prompt”

June 2 prompt

Update: This did not post of June 2 … lets try it yet again ….

Today let’s go a little different with the prompt.

Continue reading “June 2 prompt”

June 1 prompt

In Salem, we are getting a reminder of how precious clean water is. And how easy it is to screw up communications.

The past week we have had cyanotoxins in our tap water. Of course – our City did not notify us until late Tuesday Continue reading “June 1 prompt”

May 30 prompt

So, a lil’ computer/e-devices issues today. But I used the downtime to catch up on the dishes.

June is coming up fast, Continue reading “May 30 prompt”

May 29 prompt

Yesterday, our wanderings led us to Waterloo State Park, just south of Lebanon, Oregon.  Which suited me fine as I am a “water creature”.

At first Continue reading “May 29 prompt”

May 28 prompt

 

Today it is National Memorial Day in the United States – a day to remember our loved ones past on, especially veterans and soldiers who have sacrificed for our liberty and freedom.

Today I am Continue reading “May 28 prompt”

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