Creatively Yours

I liked to play this game where I queue up some paintings on my laptop or phone and decide what song goes the best with them. It’s a spin on an visualization exercise that my creative writing teacher taught us when I was in high school.

Recently I’ve been storing paintings on my Facebook photo albums and playing this game…  because, well just because.

I know, ‘just because’ is not a real answer and I’m a writer so I should be able to express this better.

So I will.

I’m looking at a lot of art at the moment because I miss going to art museums and because I work in Pioneer Square in Seattle, Washington which has been literally turned into a toilet by the homeless population.

On some days, well on a lot of the days I have to clean up used needles, soiled bedding, makeshift tents and human waste from the area around my loading dock. Looking at art moves those images out of my head and replaces it with something brighter, cleaner, lovelier.

Adding music to the images is a challenge because they have to fit and work together so that you can tell a story. It also gives me a chance to forget the less then sparkling conversations that race through my head  that I have with myself when I open the dumpster and the smell of the homeless people’s leavings sort of explodes up into the air.


Here are two paintings about hope and love and I’ve chosen a song about these things going sideways but the thing is, the hope is still there in both the song and the images.

I hope you enjoy my little game- give it a try and see where it takes you!


Franz Von Stuck ” Spring Dance “

Franz Von Stuck
” Sounds of Spring “

To Quote William Blake

I really do enjoy finding ” One Liners ”  for Linda G Hill’s prompts and I enjoy finding artwork that brings the quotes to life. I played sort of loosey- goosey with that today, but I don’t think that matters much.  I hope you enjoy today’s finds.



“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.”

– William Blake

A bookshelf in the abbey of waldsassen in Bavaria,Germany. This library was built in the rococo architectural style between 1824-26

Carl Larsson (1882) ” October “


My Favorite Holiday Movies

Holidailies Prompt: Tell us about your favorite holiday book or movie?

I watch two traditional Christmas movies during the holidays.

A Christmas Carol

( because it’s chock full of ghosts )  and

It’s A Wonderful Life.

I like It’s A Wonderful Life because when George gets to see what life would have been like without him,  the people whose lives had changed for the worse reminded me of the Pod People in ” Invasion of The Body Snatchers. ” They’re creepy and cold and sly.

When you think about it, they were sort of like Pod People at that stage.

But late, late on Christmas Eve I bust out the Egg Nog and Brandy and I watch two of my  favorite films of all time- The Wolfman and The Mummy.

There is something magical and spooky ( in a good way ) about watching black and white horror films in the dead of night by candlelight ( or the small twinkling lights strung on a tree ).

So I might not look at traditional holiday movies in a very traditional way. And I’ve got a couple in  the rotation that belong to another holiday all together, but does that matter?

It most certainly does not.

Charles Dickens reminds us to keep Christmas in our hearts year round and I do- I also keep a Werewolf and a Mummy, just to keep things interesting.