The Colors of Our Creative World

First things first, I’d like to wish everyone very happy holidays and a Merry Christmas.

So here’s my why about this thought of the day:

I believe the colors of our imagination are far greater (and mysterious) than simple primary templates such as nature itself illustrates. It’s the greater profusion of multiples of blendings and shadings that actually create the multilayered complexity of life (as we assume it to be).

To share ourselves more fully, when we can, it is then needed to dive deeply into this beautiful and imaginative array of colors. This be where the hidden underbelly of creativity within reality can, perhaps, more fully reveal mysteries we’re surrounded by and a part of but have yet to discover.

Whimsical? Maybe or maybe not. In any event I suggest we color ourselves as beings filled with curious curiosities. Such then may our creative thought and expressiveness be more fully formed, revealed and realized.

I wish you most well, dear creative souls. This means you, of course.

With much affection,

~ Penny

The Joyous Pleasure of Laughing Wildflowers

“Earth laughs in flowers” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In the air a sounding of mirth! Joyful flowers in playful abandon, singing and laughing – a most splendid array. Brilliance of color, pattern, design. Lost in happy paradise, Mother Nature’s creation. I shall laugh with the flowers, join the profusion of pleasurable sensations, for how can I not.

Surroundings of blossom, playful peaking around corners, echoes in the distance and all around – a giggle of colors, riches of each petal’s artless glee, unfolding for all to partake. Glorious explosion of colorful laughter. Myriad of joyful expression; the wild flowers of my world.

beauty so joyous

ensuing laughter unfolds

flowering blossoms

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Thank you,
Penny

Autumn – the leaf sprite

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The Leaf Sprite

A swirling flurried arrival, her Autumn entrance known to all,

Burnishing hosts of tossing leaves in multicolored hues of fall.

Golden rich her nature – sharing yellows, reds and brown,

‘Midst cooling crisp fall mornings, the leaf sprite makes her rounds.

By Penny L Howe, 2014

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A very lovely Sunday/Monday to all. For those in the world enjoying a change to cooler weather, I wish you a gorgeous autumn day!

Bless us all for the richness which nature provides us daily, we must protect her!

~ Penny

 

Fantasies of Autumn – Haibun!

There is a place, hidden from everyday view, my mind wanders there frequently – The “Other Place” – where reality lies suspended. A retreat into the world of pure Imagination. A calm from the storm and a safe haven. Both balm and catalyst to those of creative natures. I’ll introduce you more fully to my Other Place later on, but for today, a brief glimpse:

autumn sprite

Autumn Fantasy

vibrant and rich
yellow, red, orange, tan, brown
kaleidoscoping
 

… Autumns arrival.

Fall fairies abound, pixies, brownies and the like, woodland creatures. Seasonal changes find them everywhere painting our landscape with colors of autumn. My favorite creature is the “Sprite of Leaves”. Gloriously fluid, she performs her acrobatic dance in whirl winds. Spiraling leaps with twists and turns as she glides across the land. She is glorious isn’t she?

 
leafy sprite dancing
vibrant colorful myriad
autumn sensations
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Thank you,

~ Penny

 

Rainbows II

A follow-up to my last Rainbow post: Thank you Cat Forsley for reminding me of how we felt about rainbows when we were children. Let’s be children again and enjoy this Youtube *video by Hoopla Kidz:

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*For kindle subscribers go to
Youtube and search for Rainbow Colors Song.

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Stay Cool, and remember to view the potentials of life as prisms of colors – reflecting hope, like the rainbow!

~ Penny

Penny L Howe

The colors of your life

something missing

There are those days, aren’t there? Something seems missing. Can’t quite put your finger on it, or maybe you can.

When missing the richness of colors in your life, time to grab a box of crayola’s (colored crayons) and start coloring again for all you are worth.

Life isn’t easy, you know, and just about the time you think it is, it will sneak up and catch you unguarded.

That’s when you need those beautiful colors of life more than ever. The colors of joy, of musical sounds, nature, physical contact (hugs are huge), smiles and laughter being shared, all of it.

When your happiness indicator, like that of an automobile, is saying you need a fill up, remind yourself of all those colors of life that fuel and give reason – to the why you’re alive. Let them overflow and spill out into your heart.

You lucky you, you have so much to be grateful and thankful for. Remind yourself today, right now! Does a body good (and the heart too!)

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Happy weekend everyone, I hope, as with myself, it is one filled with happiness and joy for you.

~ Penny

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