You Break Over Me

You Break Over Me

You break over me
and fill up my cup.
With this ecstatic simplicity,
you unravel me as I tense up.

You seep into skin
and slip through my hair.
With a touch of my chin,
You comfort me as I repair.

You calm throughout days
and spark through nights.
With a light gaze,
I break and fill with lights.

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Winner of Creative Contest!

Hello all. Since no one else submitted anything to the contests I posted, my job has become easier. The winner of the contest in automatically Brenda from friendly fairytales. Click Here to go check out her blog. She took it upon herself to make and take pictures of a fairy house. I absolutely love fairy houses and the one she made was just beautiful!  Thank you so much Brenda for your participation. 

Prize: A $25 donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as specified in her e-mail.

This is the pictures and emails she sent me. I apologize that the other pictures you sent me aren’t on here. I stupidly deleted them from my e-mail before checking to make sure they were working on my blog. I didn’t delete the pictures you sent of the final product so I included those. Yay!

Megan,

My daughter and I had a fun time collecting objects to make a fairy house for your Creative contest. So we created this one-word poem in the woods with a small fallen stick:

Then we assembled our found objects:

We found four sticks of similar height, a three curls of bark (which were originally two, but one broke on the way home). The smaller stick we had drawn our poem with, a pine branch, a pine cone and a piece of cut tree where someone had cleared the path (not us).

A few weeks ago, we created this fairy circle with sharp rocks we found on a hike. We decided to build our fairy house as part of the fairy circle, and we placed the cut tree chip on the ground as the flooring for our fairy house.

Then we used the sticks themselves to dig into the ground and bury them deep enough to support the bark roof. We knocked over one of the stones in the fairy circle.

The bark roof fit perfectly, and provided a little shade. We wiggled the stone securely back into place, moving both standing stones to create an opening to the fairy house.

Then we laid the last two pieces of bark as a walkway. We also pushed a series of small twigs into the ground on the other three sides of the house as walls to keep the fairies safe.

We added a found piece of broken brick as a chair, and used the pine cone and branch to decorate the fairy house. My daughter contributed a plastic flower that she had picked up from the stage floor after my son’s school play.

Here is the finished fairy house and its fairy ring.

My daughter and I had fun with your contest. No tools were used, no objects were purchased, and no fairies were harmed (or plants). We picked up the objects on our usual walk. We assembled the house in the blistering sun in about 20 minutes at most. Putting together the emails to send you was the long part. 🙂

My daughter can’t wait for the fairies to visit us. 🙂

If we win the contest, we would be delighted to donate any winnings to the Make a Wish Foundation. 🙂 We would also be delighted to lose to an even better and more imaginative project!

I was not sure which contest to specify, because they seemed pretty similar except for the use of tools. Use your judgment as to which contest to put this entry toward. You can use the one-word poem separately or not at all. We aren’t finicky. The only tools used were the sticks that became part of the fairy house.

Warmly,

Brenda

P.S. The sun went behind clouds, and I was able to get better pictures than when the sun was blinding.

fae house fae house 2

These show the detail better and have less shadows to confuse the eye.

A rainstorm came in the meantime, and all three of my kids and one of their friend was outside playing as well, and the fairy house has survived!

You Called It Karma

You Called It Karma

You called it karma
when you cut yourself
with your own knife.

But don’t you know mama
you are just a person put on a shelf
waiting to get through life.

Not live it right now
but get through this portion
of stress and mental pain.

But don’t you realize you allow
for this horrid distortion
which pinches your own vein.

You called it karma.
I call it choice.
It’s your own derma.
It’s your own voice.

Busy Bee and Contest Updates

I am quite sorry I haven’t been posting as much lately. I have been very busy. I might only post once in a while when I have the time. I am very happy with how my life is going right now but sometimes things like this get pushed to the way side to make way for all that busy bee joy.

However I have not forgotten about the contests I posted a while back which I will again post. There is only until the 30th of this month to be able to enter into these contests. I unfortunately got only one entry for the contests so far which means it won’t be much of a contest. But I will give the monetary prize as desired.

Here are the guidelines again for those interested.

Contest #1: Something From Nothing

(Difficulty level: high)

A challenge/contest to make something without buying anything or using anything you have previously bought.

This includes materials and tools.

Rules:

  • It has to be a physical object you can touch. You can make anything!
  • You need to show and describe the process of creating the thing using pictures or a video and send it to me at greendragonflies28 @  yahoo.com (without the spaces)
    • tell me your user name and name of creation
    • Please don’t steal/use gifts
    • Do not use tools from a store (jewelry making tools, glue gun, scissors, ect). This is probably what makes this challenge so much more difficult than the one below.
    • If you are using something from nature don’t damage anything (an example of damage would be: picking off anything from plants or animals which will hurt them, littering, ect.
    • Don’t cheat because you will have an unfair advantage and it would ruin the fun

Advice: look for trash on the side of the road and look to nature for your inspiration. It would be very interesting to see a fusion of the two. It would also be nice to have your thing to have a function or a meaning behind it.

I will be picking a top five from what I receive and posting them.

Prize: A $25 e-gift card which I can send to you in an e-mail of your choosing (see link:  http://www.icardgiftcard.com/gift-cards/) or, if you could not make use of that for some reason, I will write you a short story or poem based off a prompt you give me.

Contest #2: Found Creations

(Difficulty level: moderate)

A challenge/contest to make something without buying anything or using anything you have previously bought.

This includes materials but not tools.

Rules:

  • It has to be a physical object you can touch. You can make anything!
  • You need to show and describe the process of creating the thing using pictures or a video and send it to me at greendragonflies28 @  yahoo.com (without the spaces)
  • tell me your user name and name of creation
  •  Please don’t steal/use gifts
  • If you are using something from nature don’t damage anything (an example of damage would be: picking off anything from plants or animals which will hurt them, littering, ect.)
  • Don’t cheat because you will have an unfair advantage and it would ruin the fun

Advice: look for trash on the side of the road and look to nature for your inspiration. It would be very interesting to see a fusion of the two. It would also be nice to have your thing to have a function or a meaning behind it.

I will be picking a top five from what I receive and posting them.

Prize: A $10 e-gift card which I can send to you in an e-mail of your choosing (see link:  http://www.icardgiftcard.com/gift-cards/) or, if you could not make use of that for some reason, I will write you a short story or poem based off a prompt you give me.

Contests in Summary

For each contest the winner will be decided by how many likes each post gets. For example: I pick 5 posts to publish on my blog. One post gets 2 like, another 3, another 4, another 5, and the last 6. The last post would win the prize because it got the most likes. I repeat this will be how I determine both contests winners. Please do not like your own post and if you do, I will see it and disqualify you. If there is a tie or multiple people win then I will have to divide the cost of the one gift card or simply write poems for the winners. I’m sorry but I don’t have a ton of money or time to cough up here. Remember there are two contests going on and therefore two contexts you could be in if you so desire. I hope I have made myself clear but if you have any questions please comment below.

Music Monday: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Hey everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t been posting but that is because I got really busy with a con I went to over the weekend. It was my first con and it was pretty good. Since right now I have the geeky mindset the song I chose for today is from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. This was developed by Joss Whedon and stars actors Nathan Fillion, Neil Patrick Harris, and Felicia Day. It is definitely worth the short amount of time it takes to watch the whole thing on youtube. Anyhow.. Here is a lovely song from it so you can bask in all the glory of Neil Patrick Harris. Enjoy.