Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Carol Moore's Mountain Moments for January 22, 2008

Mountain Moments

The words were strung together
like glass jewels on a necklace
holding their own magic

Each morning as I ponder the words to send out for mountian moments,
I am reminded of the affect words have upon each of us every moment.
They can hold us tightly or they can wound us deeply.
Something to hold onto rather than gushing out like a windstorm.

Early morning mountain moments before the sun rises.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Carol Moore's Mountain Moments for January 18, 2008

Mountain Moments

Coral, pinks, reds burst
forth from the sun blazing
the new day
opening the blackness
to vibrancy
white light spread
across the sky
grey blue clouds
like horse tails flittering
breaking apart as if
in a dance
merging to cover the sky
with a thick grey blanket

A note to Mountain Moments readers: the Mountain Moment poem I submitted to Artella won honorable mention.
One of my stories went to print this week in Together, a Generations United publication.
It was The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Carol Moore's Mountain Moments for January 16, 2008

Mountain Moments

Brown earth frozen
beneath soles of feet
blades of green grass
stand with a covering
of silver frost
a white snowflake
rides the wind
blowing slowing
across the windowpane
sky quickly coming alive
with pink color
embraced by snow gray clouds
outlines of gray, black, brown trees
rising on the mountain tops
looks like fingers from thousands
of people reaching up to touch the sky

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Patricia's Free Images!

Patricia has free images of old cabinet cards available by going to her Flickr page! Thanks Patricia! (The image above was altered from one of her cards.)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Carol Moore's Mountain Moments for January 4, 2008

Mountain Moments

Silver grey sky with
hints of lavender
as the sun sets
on a day which began
below twenty degrees
snow lies on the roofs
bits of pink lie among the clouds
spreading across the sky
holiday decorations are gone
from the house across the street
no more candles glowing
the snow is the decoration
covering the cold brown earth
The snowdrop boldly holds
up her head through the snow

May you keep warm
walk boldly tonight
aware of the treasures you hold within

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Secret # Twelve

Basket make with map yarn and scrap cloth and charms from 14 Secrets.

Carol wrote:

From Lani's Secrets of Happiness
secret number twelve
Create beauty with what you have on hand.

For many years I was entranced by all the new stuff on the market.
Well, I still am, but now I have learned that I need most is what lies
between my ears. Rather than the latest glitter pens. Each morning,
I sit quietly and write a poem. Words seem to flow.
I am a paper maker, creating pulp to make paper. It is always amazing
for me to pull a sheet of paper and see art in the fibers.

What do you do to create beauty with what you have on hand?

Lani Wrote:

The 12th secret came out of listening to self taught artists in Mississippi. It was a real eye-opening and heart-opening experience to talk with artists who couldn't afford to use the kinds of materials I had been taught were essential, and couldn't afford the education which had taught me about using these materials. At the time, I was coming out of a slighly stuffy, rarified atmosphere of academia in New York City. I had grown to believe that artists were people loaded with credentials, shows in SoHo, and reviews in all the best magazines. Then I talked with L V Hull and other self taught artists (check http://www.arts.state.ms.us/folklife/) I grew to understand that we really are all artists at heart. We really do love to embellish and enliven our environment with our own marks, that art-making is really good for us, and that we don't have to wait for the perfect materials to start our artistic life. We can start right now! We can create beauty with what we have on hand. Why not try it today?

Mrs. L V Hull with a tribute to B B King.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Carol Moore's Mountain Moments for January 1, 2008

Mountain Moments

january first
a new year dawns
calendars will be hung
from days months years past

first, a beginning
yet, I set no resolutions
thinking of blessings
of life
family, friendship, good health,
love abounding

may you greet the new year
with an awareness that
you are a creative, loving spirit