Sketchers, Photographers and Poets ~ S,M

Santa Sketch ~

Winter Approaches ~ post cards from paradise

Mrs Claus ~ macro Monday and my favorite photo

haiku for Carpe Diem Haiku

Holiday celebrations delightful but keeping me busy. Love socializing and love my solitude. Hard to do the balance.
Creating, though, is calming most of the time. Grateful.

Today and Monday we are sharing with:

sunday sketches
post cards from paradise
12 days of mary
carpe diem haiku

macro monday
favorite photo monday
creative everyday

Hope you are enjoying my blog and not having trouble posting comments. Linked my blog with Google+ am finding transition is taking a bit of time.  Enjoy all the creative bloggers listed above.

Wishing you best in the day, everyday.

Hugs and namaste,


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

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: 'Where there is great love there are always miracles.' ~ Willa Cather


  1. What a nice haiku ... I love the post in total, love the way how you start with the sketch of Santa. Gives me a Christmas feeling.
    PS.: On Carpe Diem you can find all prompts for December on the page 'Carpe Diem December 2012'.

    1. Kristjaan ~ Thanks I found the page ~ now can work with it when I have some free moments ~ enjoy the weekend ~ ^_^

  2. Cute Santa Sketch! It's interesting to see the themes of your Haikus change with the seasons!

  3. sweet sketch of Santa and love the photo of you in the sidebar working in your studio.

  4. Obviously you are getting into the Christmas spirit this year...thank you for the gentle push!

  5. Oh your Santa makes me smile, so cute and full of Christmas spirit!

  6. Love your suprised Santa and Christmas images. Cute pup, too!

  7. I like your Santa sketch. He has a folksy style that I adore.

    Your haiku is lovely. I love the contrast between the blustery mountain and the warming toes. So sweet.

  8. I can fully understand why Mrs Claus is your favorite picture, Carol! I have no clue how to use Google +..perhaps someday...:)JP

  9. Icy toes near fire, yes, I can relate to that image, Carol.
    I love your Mrs Claus!

  10. hohoho, keep those 'toes-ies' toasty...enjoyed today's post from winter rains here!!

  11. Your Santa sketch is adorable. It looks like he is holding his jiggly belly as he laughs his jolly laugh.

  12. It is a busy time of year. I just love your sketch of Santa Claus!

  13. Hi Carol,

    Thanks for coming by my blog. Love your photos and haiku. The Santa drawing made me smile. Hope you have a great week.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers

  14. I love that sweet face on Mrs. Claus. lucky guy, Santa!
    stunning background for your wintry haiku! so true about the rains around here, but no mountains in Indiana, just hills in southern Indiana

  15. Nice picture of Santa!

    Cheers from sunny Australia!

    Cheers - Stewart M

  16. ...and I have the MISTER Santa that goes with your Mrs. C!!

  17. Lots to enjoy on your blog! I understand completely your comment about finding the "balance" this time of year - such a busy time.

  18. Carol --- awesome Haiku captured ... it got an immediate "ooooh" after reading!!!! Winter Rain

  19. Mrs. Claus is very cute! Nice haiku.

  20. What a cute Santa sketch! Great job! Hope you had a nice weekend :)

  21. I find it hard to balance my love of quiet and the business of the season as well... I hope you get the balance right this week...xx


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