Monday, February 16, 2015

Things We Have Learned (a Poem)

Okay, so the word "Have" is missing from the art because I haven't found (or created) it yet. Also, as you will see I did not type up the punctuation exactly the way it shows on the art. 

Artwork and photo by Linda G Hatton
Things We Have Learned


Things We Have Learned

How one her from the beautiful
life beyond pulls off
the now thing.
The art of I
means:
making the issue
confidential.
From eye
to we to me.
Transform
into a thriving
world.

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After editing all day, it felt really nice to slap paint onto paper and cut up words with scissors. Aaaahhhh . . . good night.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Word and Photo Potpourri (a Collage Poem)

Life is busy. It's still easier to cut and paste. 


Art by Linda G Hatton
A Collage Poem


Hot & Cool

You are
on-the-go beauty
everyone loves
on the street.
You return passion to promise.
You guarantee
40 pages of decadent
secrets. You
transform
my wet
soul.

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Keeping it short tonight, so I can get back to my callings.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Get Rid of Everything (except Writing and Reading)

I have been focused on things other than poetry lately and I miss it. 

At the same time, I’ve been constantly sitting with words, reading and writing, writing and reading. I needed something active, so I pulled out my collage supplies and put together a couple of new cards. 


Collage Art Poetry by Linda G Hatton
Promises of Love - a Collage Poem

Life Stories

his style.
cartoonish 
with 
color.
But there's 
the visible sign
of new youth.
the Red of the sea.
he is the length of 
a good 
day.
every day.


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Collage Art Poetry by Linda G Hatton
Downsizing (a Vision Board)


Downsizing (a Vision Board)

Get 
rid 
of 
everything.
Roll with It.
imagine serenity
--prepare--
to be amazed!



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Check out what some of my friends have been up to:


What are you working on? Feel free to share your links in the comments!


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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Toast (Veronica's Drawing Challenge)


Photo and Artwork by Linda G Hatton
Mastering Minimalism

I make a toast 
to the year ahead, 
full of possibilities, 
full of letting go, 
leaving my bread
unbuttered, 
full of everything 
and nothing,
full of looking back
and looking ahead,
nothing to do 
but move forward
from the mirror 
back to the clock, 
my knife ready
for new spreads.




A poetry collage inspired by Veronica Roth's drawing challenge. 

Check out the posts of the other participants at these links: RebeccaKatrin, Barbara, Marian, Kristen, Roberto, Renee, Nadine, Patrice, Lucia, Anneke, Eric, Joke, Sabine, Tammie, Mano, Stefanie, Carol, Renilde, Susan, Kelly, Dawn, Jennifer, Melodye, and Dot


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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Theme of the Year

Do you ever notice that your years have themes?

Last January, I had a spiritual reading in which I was told 2014 would be my year of “nose to the grindstone.” That turned out to be true. I also noticed though, that it was my year of the purge. I let go of many things that no longer seemed to fit into my life. The older I get, the more minimalism attracts me. Of course I have trouble imagining giving up the things that feed my soul. Things like my books, my art supplies, and the gorgeous jewelry handmade by my mother that she has gifted me.

Forced outside of my comfort zone many times in 2014, it was one of my most difficult years yet. However, the benefits of that discomfort made it worthwhile. The best problem I said good-bye to was my swollen lymph nodes. Through a bit of hard work and magic, I healed a lump in my lower cheek that had baffled every doctor I asked about it over the years.

Photo by Anita Berghoef
Like a Branch Waiting to Bloom


During that same spiritual reading, I was told that 2015 would be my “social year.” I really hope that’s true. I could use more fun times with friends and family. I still have things to purge from my life—not only material things, but habits I no longer need. I am ready and open for new experiences. I've already noticed a theme in the books I've chosen to read. Wild and free. I could live with that.

So what about you? Did 2014 have a theme for you?


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