Poetry ~ Folly

i am scattered everywhere 
so many thoughts
so little time
to discover folly
to play, laugh,
find joy
to be foolish and fool hearty
i want to frolic in the flower fields
run my fingers through your hair
i am your folly
your freedom
your spirit
your canvas
your muse

~ Elizabeth Anne Ives

Crystal Magic ~ My Art

It’s okay if you don’t believe in crystal magic, but maybe you’ll get a kick out of my clever re-purposing of an old pencil box.

I have a cool collection of crystals in mini jars that I’ve wanted to display. They were hidden away in a drawer. An idea came to me when I was surfing Pinterest for shadow boxes – turn my pencil box into a wall shelf/shadow box to display the crystals! Functional art!

Years ago, I painted the pencil box using a mashup technique. I called it the “glove box” but never displayed it. The box sat in the corner of my art room gathering dust until I re-purpose it into a mini shelf!

What do you think?

“Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.”

Wayne Dyer

Dream ~ Poem

It's Sunday morning and I deserve extra crema on my coffee
with a beautiful design ...
and i am letting go
of what no longer serves me
so i have more time
to read a book, write a book, or ...
simply fly away!
and there is a gift i would like to give,
but it's not mine to give away
it's the gift of your imagination
so you can take flight
and see the world in a new way

and with this gift,
a song that's fun and
reminds us - that if you want
to be a dreamer, be one!

~ Elizabeth Anne Ives
NaPoWriMo Prompt Day Seven:  
Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?
Day 7

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