Art, Photography and Poetry Weekend

Asian Brush Painting ~ for Paint Party Friday
Walk along the Cape Ann MA Harbor for Photo Art Friday ~ 'prompt' ~ shadows and light'


Haiku for Carpe Diem and Haiku Friday

Canal on Cape Ann Ma ~ for Sky Watch Friday 






Mr Seagull Reflecting on Cape Ann MA ~ for Black and White Weekend



Cape Ann MA Beach ~ for Weekend Reflections



Coast Guard on Cape Ann MA ~ for Weekly Top Shot



We are sharing our post with these creative bloggers:

paint party friday
photo art friday
carpe diem
haiku friday
sky watch friday

black and white weekend
weekend reflections
weekly top shot




MOTIVATING CREATIVITY IDEAS  ~  is an added feature to our blog and begins below:

There are many ways of being creative just as there are many ways to center and focus yourself to be actively creating. Whether it is through, meditating, prayer or just asking your 'higher self', do what is good for you. What works for me, most times, is to develop mantras that I say over and over again. Eventually through repetition, they become internalized and a 'way' of living. In a book the Artist's Soul by Linda Coons, she even suggests becoming your own cheerleader when life interferes with time for creating. She even suggests this old 'football cheer': 

' Push 'em back!
Shove 'em back!
Waaaaay back!

So when life begins to demand your time and interferes with creating time maybe this light hearted cheer might help.

Wishing you the best in each day. xxooo

Your posted comments delight us in every way.






QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Time is a game played beautifully by children.' ~ Heraclitus


Comments

  1. your photos of Cape Ann soothe my soul! my two favorite are the light and shadow & the reflection ones.
    I will have to find the Asian brush you showed with your painting. I finally painted my One Word on a rock I found in my collection of rocks picked up over time. I find painting relaxing; I paint just for me.

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  2. Wonderful pictures and haiku today.

    Spring is coming!

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  3. Beautiful skies for the day, Carol!! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. You live in a perfect area for photography challenges! Love your photo of Asian brush art painting.

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  5. Awesome photo's. And I like the fish painting.

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  6. Nice photos. I think I heard that cheer on a Beach Boys album to which I listened today!

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  7. Great photos and excellent quote! Have a wonderful evening.........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  8. Good day Carol, what a wonderful post you share here with us. I like those photo's and arts very well. The set of haiku are nicely composed. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Love this canal shot, such lovely lighting this is!

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  10. You took so many wonderful and beautiful shots!

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  11. your gold fish is super....and the bridge sunset (? sunrise)....Really enjoyed the added feature - your ideas are useful for motivation of any kind, not just creativity....entertaining as always...

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  12. Your reflection shot looks like an abstract. Nice shadows too in your PAF entry. Visiting from same memes. Happy Spring! :)

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  13. Not that there is a bad shot, but my favorites are the sunset and the beach reflections. Ahhh...

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  14. Lovely captures Carol. Love the pastel sunset.

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  15. Carol, what a wonderful collection of photos. I must say I'm now longing for a walk by the sea!

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  16. Loving the shots of spring on Cape Ann. The canal photo is lovely.

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  17. That canal capture is superb, Carol. Wonderful soft yet rich colour and very "mood-setting"! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

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  18. delightful photos!
    I have one of those paint brushes. I've used it only for painting with chalk so far. Now I'm inspired to try watercolors.

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  19. The sky shot is so Turneresquely beautiful.Love the hairstyle on the portrait.

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  20. Beautiful images and great skies. I love your photos :)

    Thanks for your visit and comment.
    Have a happy weekend.
    Hilde :)

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  21. What a lovely series of shots.

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  22. Really like your fish and your paintbox, it looks a very handy size.

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  23. Thank goodness I don't have to choose! How could I with so many wonderful pictures. You are fortunate indeed to live in a beautifully photogenic place. Visiting from PAF.

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  24. Love your little fish. Looks like summer now all the snow has gone and the sun is shining!

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  25. Carol..wow..fantastic images..your photos are gorgeous..i really enjoy them each week....full of life and beauty and visually meditative! I also love your fish..gorgeous soul..and your poems are always brilliant! Fantastic post..wonderful words!
    Hugs and Blessings
    Victotis

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  26. really fabulous haiku Carol and ahhh...those wonderful views of Cape Ann-such a beautiful place!! Love your Chinese brush painting-and you reminded me that I have a kit I haven't used in some years now....hmm...Happy PPF!

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  27. I absolutely love love the painting kit... I have one in each purse, if you can believe it.
    They are the handiest things ever.
    T

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  28. Love the art kit.. I have one in each purse and bag.
    So handy.
    T

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  29. Love the paintbox and water reflection shot!
    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Do visit often dear! :)
    Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! - Bhusha's INDIA TRAVELOGUE

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  30. Wonderful work again! that picture with shadows and light is awesome!

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  31. Gorgeous photos, and lovely little fish painting...I gotta get me one of those little watercolor paint sets for taking with me! your photos make me wish to be at the beach...

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  32. I really, really like the last shot! beautiful!

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  33. I always enjoy seeing your photos and reading your haiku. Your brush painting is amazing. Love the fish. So simple yet I'm sure difficult to achieve. Really beautiful.

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  34. I love your little paint kit, all right there, even the paper! Sweet fish!
    And I see him swimming in that oh so clear Cape Ann beach water! Oh to be there now!

    Thanks you so much for your kudos on my art today. Warm my heart they did! ;-)

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  35. I always love your shots of the water...makes me want to get to the beach more often and we're only ten, fifteen minutes away!! Gorgeous! Hi ArtMuse Dog!! <3

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  36. Smashing photographs and words and I love your little fish. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. I adore that fish and the photo of the sea gull is great.

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  38. Love your zen like painting, looks lovely and efforless! Haikus and photos are beautiful, too!

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  39. Awesome picture Carol. I see your water brush above and aren't they great. I love them. All great photos. Thank you.

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  40. Your beautiful water photos make me want to head to the coast!

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  41. Love our photos of Cape Ann. I can smell the sea air all the way to my house 20 miles west of you! Wonderful fish watercolor. xox

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  42. i love your photos, and your painting of the fish is wonderful. great stuff today!

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  43. I love where you live. . . been there before. The art is fantastic, the pictures amazing . . . bringing back memories of my visit. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  44. Love the meditating pose of the seagull as he watches over his world!

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  45. I adore your photos of Cape Ann... it looks stunning and I called Phantom in to lok at them and she reminded me that we live on a beautiful waterfront as well and maybe it was time for me to take a walk with my camera!!!! Thanks for the inspiration... no clue why I don't stop and look at the beauty right on my doorstep... xx

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  46. love the fish painting! and the sweet sky shot!

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  47. There is such peace in all your water inspired pieces this week.

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  48. Your water shots around Cape Ann are just fine. Keep up the excellent work.

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  49. I very much enjoyed sharing with in artistic expression here tonight! The artwork is lovely, the photos amazing, and the haikus wonderful! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog two weeks ago and commenting on my Tuesday Muse/ABC Wed post. I have been taking a small break, and apologize for taking so long to get back to you.

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  50. Wonderful captures here Carol ... I love the sunset shot.

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  51. Lovely sunset on the river. I also like the aqua and a red combination on your Coast Guard photo. Makes me think about the sea, summer and beach. Have a lovely weekend.

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  52. Ooh, I have the same watercolor set and I absolutely love them! Cute little fishy painting too!

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  53. Canal on Cape Ann Ma is my favorite picture, Karen. The colors you captured really set the tone for this shot and I love the ruffles caused by the wake in the water.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

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  54. Wonderful pictures and Haiku. Thanks for posting on my blog.

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  55. Extraordinary and BEautimous, Carol!!

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  56. Your shots are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  57. Hi! Very fantasic photos.I like the sky watch photo very much.Your Haiku are very cool. Nice rhythm.

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  58. A great collection of creativity this week Carol xx

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  59. I like you fish painting, and your photos are so nice. What a fine post this week. genie

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  60. Wonderful series, love the sunset shot.

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  61. Wonderful atmosphere in the photos especially the landscapes. Love the seagull! :-)

    Happy belated PPF!

    Ilona

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  62. Gulls always behave as if they own the world!

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