Category Archives: Humor

#ALP: Disaster

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#ALP: Disaster

Have you ever experienced a natural disaster? Earthquake, flood, tornado, volcanic eruption, wildfire? Did you ever have something turn out differently than you’d planned, and not for the better? Bad hair day, open mic bomb, student teaching observation?

  • Use this prompt any way you wish—for a poem, memoir, painting, short story, photograph, no limits. Enjoy!
  • If you’d like to share a blog post (G-rated, please, and sensitive to the feelings of others—anything slightly objectionable will be deleted), create a pingback or leave a link in the comments below.
  • Be sure to visit at least two other participants to see how they interpreted the prompt.
  • Tag your entry #ALP (for ARHtistic License Prompt) to help others find your work on social media.

#ALP: Transportation

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#ALP: Transportation

What’s the best way to get from point A to point B? Boat, horseback, roller skates? Glider, tank, Über?

  • Use this prompt any way you wish—for a poem, memoir, painting, short story, photograph, no limits. Enjoy!
  • If you’d like to share a blog post (G-rated, please, and sensitive to the feelings of others—anything slightly objectionable will be deleted), create a pingback or leave a link in the comments below.
  • Be sure to visit at least two other participants to see how they interpreted the prompt.
  • Tag your entry #ALP (for ARHtistic License Prompt) to help others find your work on social media.

#ALP: Dessert

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#ALP: Dessert

When my husband and I go out to dinner, we never order dessert–we’re invariably too full. What’s your favorite? Vanilla ice cream? Peach cobbler? Jelly beans?

  • Use this prompt any way you wish—for a poem, memoir, painting, short story, photograph, no limits. Enjoy!
  • If you’d like to share a blog post (G-rated, please, and sensitive to the feelings of others—anything slightly objectionable will be deleted), create a pingback or leave a link in the comments below.
  • Be sure to visit at least two other participants to see how they interpreted the prompt.
  • Tag your entry #ALP (for ARHtistic License Prompt) to help others find your work on social media.

Creative Juice #88

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Creative Juice #88

May these offerings be like a spring breeze to your spirit:

Creative Juice #84

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Creative Juice #84

A dozen articles to amaze and inspire you.

Creative Juice #81

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Creative Juice #81

You’re going to be so happy you read these articles:

Creative Juice #60

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Creative Juice #60

Some beautiful, some quirky, all creative:

  1. Paintings with the look of vintage photographs.
  2. Vintage photographs taken by a teenaged Stanley Kubrick.
  3. These beautiful creations remind me of when I took up embroidery as a young wife. I miss those days.
  4. I always wondered how Chicago came up with the title 25 or 6 to 4.
  5. Paintings of Max Pechstein.
  6. I’ve read 12 of these, and I’d like to read more of the books on this book club reading list.
  7. Twenty-five free and easy quilt patterns.
  8. I want to win this contest. Only funny people need apply. Am I funny enough?
  9. Beautiful Christmas quilt—and links to many more original designs.
  10. The illustrations of Mike Ciccotello.
  11. That awkward moment at the museum when you see your portrait—and it was painted before you were born…
  12. Surreal images of synchronized swimmers.

Video of the Week #111: Sarah Vowell on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

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Video of the Week #111: Sarah Vowell on Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

I’ve written before about how much I love the humor of Sarah Vowell. Here she explains the virtues of the Geneva Bible as compared to the King James Version, and reads from her book The Wordy Shipmates.

 

Creative Juice #53

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Creative Juice #53

Twelve creative articles for you to enjoy! May they inspire you on your artistic journey.

  1. Living in that uncomfortable place where you want to just create, but you have to pay bills.
  2. John Singer Sargent’s visual harmony.
  3. Photography: Princess Diana being a mom.
  4. Sculpture from garbage.
  5. How to paint heather. (Click the picture—it’s a video.)
  6. Good reading list. I’ve read at least seven of these. Disliked one, though.
  7. Gorgeous photographs. I just wish there were captions listing the locations they were taken.
  8. Watch these quilting videos, and enter this quilt giveaway today!
  9. You can never have too much summer.
  10. Thinking of visiting San Francisco? This will change your mind. Maybe.
  11. Minimalism in photography.
  12. An artist’s allegiance to watercolor.

Monday Morning Wisdom #103

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Monday Morning Wisdom #103

“I did stand-up comedy for 18 years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four years were spent in wild success. I was seeking comic originality, and fame fell on me as a byproduct. The course was more plodding than heroic.”~Steve MartinMMW

Photo of Steve Martin by Joella Marano.