Thirty Word Thursday: Garden Visitor

mule deer

Garden visitor, timid and alert.

Nibbles the lawn. Jaws working side to side.

Glances up.  Ears rotate independently of one another.

Bite. Chew side to side. Check for danger.  Repeat.

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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple…

Take an image.  Write 30 words about it.

No more. No less.  Post it each Thursday.

Condensing thoughts, feelings and experiences to just 30 words creates a poem-like reflection.  Head over to Erin Prais-Hintz’s blog, to find links to other 30 Word Thursday posts.

I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry – ArtFire 
Linda Landig Jewelry – Etsy

Thirty Word Thursday: Radiant Orchid

purple and white blooming orchid

Pantone decrees

Radiant Orchid

For the New Year.

And everyone obeys.

Wall paint.  Evening gowns.

Advertising.  And jewelry.

I laugh.

I’ve had Radiant Orchid

On my window sill

For years.

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The premise of 30 Words Thursday is simple…

Choose an image and write 30 words about it. No more. No less.  30 Word Thursday is the brainchild of Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati.  To find links to other 30 Word Thursday posts,  head over to Erin’s blog.

Thirty Word Thursday: The Sea

Ocean Beach

A flaming sunset

Filled with wonder

Turns rolling waves pink and gold.

Salt spray, sand and wind

Fill my senses.

Cry of gulls calls me home and

renews my soul.

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The premise of 30 Words Thursdays is simple…

Take an image.

Write 30 Words about it. No more. No less.

Post it each Thursday.

30 Word Thursday is the brainchild of Erin Prais-Hintz of Tesori Trovati.  I’ve always enjoyed photography and writing.  At times I have even written poetry.  Condensing my thoughts, feelings and experiences to just 30 words creates a poem-like reflection.

I can’t commit to doing this weekly, but I will try to play along as often as possible.  If you head over to Erin’s blog, you’ll find links to other 30 Word Thursday posts.

The Challenge of Color Blog Hop

 

(Find the Art Jewelry Elements Component of the Month blog hop here!)

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Erin Prais-Hintz is hosting a color challenge on her blog, Treasures Found.  Each challenge participant was given two random color palettes from a curated pool of 40 that Brandi Hussey created inspired by the USGS Earth As Art landsat satellite  images.  These images are so amazing and inspiring! 

Of the two palettes that we were given, we could choose which one would inspire our bead design. I chose the Ugab River.

ugab river

I haven’t designed much with gemstones lately, so I decided to accent a lampwork bead with green garnets, amethyst, a few seed beads and a button.  I’ve had the lampwork bead for so long that I no longer know who made it, but I thought the bead’s meandering lines and markings looked a lot like a birdseye view of the Ugab river’s path.  The lampwork bead does a nice job of picking up the greens, purple and teal in this color palette.

River Bend Bracelet 2

The Thai enameled button is a deep purple on  gold-colored metal.  The center of the button features a glittery silver heart and there are cut-out areas surrounding the heart.  A light purple and teal seed bead loop fits around the button closure.

River Bend Bracelet 4

River Bend Bracelet 3

River Bend Bracelet 7

We have an abundance of beady eye candy to enjoy today!  All the blogs that are participating in the color challenge are listed below.  Plus, don’t forget to check out the Component of the Month blog hop, sponsored by Art Jewelry Elements, (as mentioned at the beginning of this post).  Remember, you can enjoy all this creative talent over the course of several days.  So grab a nice cup of tea, put on your favorite music and enjoy visiting the links below.

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As happens every year, the detours in our life sometimes get in the way of our best intentions.  Some of the hoppers in the list below might not have a post…or might have one later. Consider showing them some love and support anyway! They will be with us in spirit.

Please enjoy this virtual house party with all my colorful friends!:
 
 
 
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Inspired?
Want to join in the fun next time?
The Challenges are held quarterly in February, May, August and November.
Check Erin’s blog the first week in February for sign ups for the 2nd Annual Challenge of Music!