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Santa  for Paint Party Friday ~ Happy Holidays to All ~ Ho! Ho!

An Angel For All Those Families and Dear Children of Needless Rage Deaths

Tis the Season. And yet, life at its best can be difficult. I offer my prayers, my energy, my heart to all those in need of healing.

For All and Haiku My Heart

Photo ~ Day time ~ Sun We Saw Ever So Briefly

Prompt 'last plumb blossoms' ~ Carpe Diem Haiku

We are sharing our creativity today with:

paint party friday
haiku my heart
friday foto
carpe diem haiku

haiku friday
creative everyday

paula's weekend blog hop

weekend reflections

We hope you enjoyed your visit and will leave loving comments. And will check out the creative bloggers listed above today.

Hugs and namaste,


We love to have you post your comments, thoughts or questions to delight us all in the day ~ especially, ArtMuse Dog ^_^

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  1. beautiful Haiku and a beautiful Santa, Merry Christmas to you, and Happy Holidays,

  2. I like that first haiku muchly. Have a very happy Solstice and a Merry Christmas, Carol.

  3. Hi, Carol.
    God bless you for offering your prayers, energy and heart to all those in need of healing, especially in this time of the year.
    A pair of nice haiku, the last one praising the meaning of "carpe diem", well done!

  4. Your creativity spreads healing you!

  5. What a nice post you share here with us Carol. I love the both haiku you share with us on Carpe Diem.

  6. Enjoyed the poem & what a cute Santa Claus.
    Patricia @ Topiary Rose
    here from Paula's Weekend blog hop.

  7. Creative again! Lovely photos, too.
    Merry Christmas!! :)

  8. Such a nice haiku with a great message

  9. Hi Carol, your picture * day time * is wonderful...

    greetings to you...

  10. Love your Santa! Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you!

  11. beautiful Santa and Haikus! Merry Christmas!

  12. Most timely to lift spirits, Carol. Thank you for sharing.
    Plum Blossoms

  13. Wonderful art and poetry, Carol.
    Happy PPF and Happy Holidays!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  14. love your jolly Santa!! Your photo is so beautiful as are your haikus.Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Please give ArtMuse dog a special treat from me too :)

  15. he IS a jolly ol' saint nick! very cute.

    i absolutely love the black and white photo of the sun over the water... so serene!

    happy holidays!

  16. Lovely haiku set ~

    Wishing you Happy Holidays ~

  17. May we all welcome the healing spirit! Joy to you!

    Shall I

  18. I love it all, but I have to say the Santa is my favorite! He is so jolly and cute :)

    Happy holidays!

  19. So live well each day sweet...
    I love that.
    Oh. Your Santa ☺
    And photo of the cool.
    Be Merry! ♥♥♥

  20. lovely bright angel for those who need some light in their lives right now!
    A blessed Christmas is wished for you and yous.

  21. Happy holiday wishes. And wonderful haiku.

  22. Letting go of hurts is often hard, but it's the sanest thing to do!


  23. so much beauty and compassion here Carol... may the return of light bring much needed healing to all beings.

  24. Hello Carol, thank you for that Santa Claus belly laugh and for your sweet haiku... I will let go of hurts with you, like leaves falling from our broad reaching branches... I feel your hugs and good wishes all the way over to here... blessings upon blessings to you this shortest day, longest night, as the sun returns... XO

  25. a mixed bag of offerings here - lovely 'day' photo, sweet Santa, and some determination and hope in your haiku....

  26. "Live well each day sweet"...makes me think of days past, and the gentleness then.
    Very nuturing and dear...

  27. Even dear Santa looks startled, like he doesn't recognize this thing called pain.

  28. Your page is always a treasure trove that shines - yes, hope in the haiku, very nice.

  29. Amazing Artwork !!
    Love your painting and inspiration.
    Take a look into mine
    }{appy }{olidays !!

  30. an adorable post that makes me happy Carol!
    wish you a wonderful christmastime and a healthy and sucessfull new year and a big hug from


  31. Cheerful Santa! Your haikus are so breath takingly beautiful and touching and the Day Time photo is just awesome! Happy Holidays! <3

  32. Lovely photo and well written haiku. Great post!

  33. I love Santas and your is wonderful! I cannot imagine how you find the time to do all you do! (Must be all that help you get from ArtMuseDog) Happy Christmas!

  34. ho ho ho to your merry santa
    and such a lovely shot, even though the sun did not make much of an appearance.

    happiest holiday wishes to you!

  35. A really wonderful posting.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  36. beautiful, healing and uplifting art, thank you and merry christmas!

  37. Hello Carol..what a super beautiful post..deeply healing and soulful and gorgeous art and beautiful images!! Shine on..and wishing you many blessings in 2013!

  38. Hi Carol,
    What a beautiful post. The photos are magnificent. I think my breathing slowed down a few breaths just looking at it and reading your haikus.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commeting on becoming a member of our community. I look forward to having you back. I am following you back: GFC, Google+, Networked Blogs and Linky.


  39. Hi Carol, Wishing you a peaceful and joyous Christmas(with your jolly Santa) and a Happy & Healthy New Year with the Angel looking over you and your family. Love the Haiku, too.

  40. Such a sweet Santa ! Lovely words and sentiments. Warms the sad heart! HPPF!

  41. Wish you all the magic in this world :)

  42. Your Santa is fabulous! Have a wonderful holiday!

  43. Very creative post here ! I love the picture of the angel, thanks for this wonderful sharing.

  44. Great Santa painting, Carol. Your sensitive post really speaks to me this week.

  45. I love your art and words. Merry Christmas!

  46. Wonderful post. . . words and art. I hope you had a wondrous Christmas. Blessings, Janet PPF

  47. dear all,
    i started early friday with such a bright hope for the day. so many haiku to visit, so many bright promises to fulfill. my day turned quickly on its heels into what became a living hell. for the last three weeks i have been battling extreme health concerns, i share this only to explain why i have been so hard pressed in visiting and leaving comments. yesterday took me to the very edge and this morning although i made it through an adverse med reaction with horrible vertigo, i am weak and undone. i do not like to write about my health issues, something i combat everyday to stay upright and among the living. but i see more and more of our haiku family dwindling away and i am sure many may have mistaken why, and taken it personally that i have failed to visit. this morning i am going to stay up long enough to be sure you all know that you have brought me comfort in my darkest hours without even knowing. for your kindness and patience i thank you with all my heart.



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