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sbpoet
The Spangly Web
Introvert. Poet. Blogger. Snapshotter. Etsy Shop-Keeper.
Interests: politics, literature, poetry, goddess-daughter; pseudo-niece; speculative fiction, science, faith & reason, philosophy, Gaia, art, architecture, the nature of good & evil, interior design, objects, human nature, feminism, gender, animal nature, illness, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFIDS), fibromyalgia, ME/CFS/PVFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome), liminality, technology, the feminine divine, animal intelligence, morality, mortality, ethics, physics, metaphysics, string theory, aging, atheism, the nature of consciousness, creativity, cats, dogs, introversion, psychology, photography, fundamentalism, gardening, goldfish, haiku, happiness, sexuality, identity, intimacy, creativity, language, logic, memory, the muse, nature|nurture, narcissism, altruism, neuroscience, quantum theory, spirituality, web design, writing
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The full moon glides across winter's night as February now concedes to March, the month between the seasons, fickle skies that now are mellow, now are cold and harsh. The crocus tentatively tests the air that taunts with whispered hints of summer warmth; the daffodils, the tulips, debonair, all toss their yellow heads with wanton charm. But winter only rests, it does not sleep and bears still hibernate in mountain caves. The snow will come again, and cold and deep will bury woods and gardens many days. So treasure this fine darkness. Take your time to sleep and dream till... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at Watermark
Today, as I considered blogging again, I received a message from my old friend Anne Mathewson, telling me she'd had cause to revisit an old post of mine. And so, I consider it more seriously. I have, of course, lost most readers, due to long, unplanned absences, as well as the pull of so much else to see and read. Those who have followed at all will realize that much has changed in my life. It's not just blogging that I've abandoned, but largely writing as well, and no art journaling in over a year. A stranger might surmise that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Watermark
HOLDING HANDS Made with "Whispers of Love" by Jen Maddocks. The poem is mine. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Watermark
ART DOLL For the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 25th : Art Doll (Style Challenge). Elements from Anne Sexton and Beth Rimmer, from Tangie Baxter’s Art Journal Caravan(s); and (almost entirely) from Tangie Baxter. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Watermark
YOU Made with the January 2018 M3 kit and add-ons at The Lilypad. Elements from Paula Kesselring, Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, and (mostly) Lynne-Marie. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Watermark
LET’S For a black & white challenge at Oscraps. Elements from NBK Design, Anna Aspnes, Pretty Dutch Designs, Rucola Design, Sweet Digi Scraps, Rebecca McMeen, SherrieJD, Sissy Sparrows, and Tangie Baxter. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
CRITTERS [Cricket’s nose; Beau’s eye; Belle’s paws] For the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 24th - Pieces of Us (Photography Challenge). Elements from Dawn Inskip, Lynne-Marie, and Pink Reptile Designs. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
THIS IS THE PART . . . For the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 23: Scraplift Challenge. I lifted Wombat146’s page “Mixed Emotions.” Elements are from Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, Lynn Grieveson, Lynne-Marie, and Rebecca McMeen, all from January 2018 BYOC kits. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
INTROVERTS WEEK For an art journal challenge at The Lilypad. Elements from ViVa, Just Jaimee, Little Butterfly Wings, and Rebecca McMeen. The font is TangieAJFlarkspur. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
EVEN IN WINTER Made for the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 22: Geometrical Mosaics (Technique). Papers are from Little Butterfly Wings and Paula Kesselring (January 2018 M3 kit & add-ons.) The photo is mine. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
HAPPINESS Made for the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 21: Hunt for Happiness Layout Challenge (Random). Everything is from the September 2015 M3 kit and add-ons. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
IN THE DEPTH OF WINTER For a challenge at Oscraps. Everything is from On A Whimsical Adventure. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
WINTER COMFORT For an AnnaColor challenge at Oscraps. Elements from Anna Aspnes, Vicki Stegall, and Angie Young. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Watermark
CLEAR Made with the January 2018 M3 kit and add-ons at The Lilypad. Elements from Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, and Paula Kesselring. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Watermark
HAPPINESS COUNTS Made with Vicki Robinson’s kit “Junque Journal” at Oscraps. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Watermark
RESIST For the 2017 Month of Challenges (MOC) at The Lilypad. Elements are from Little Butterfly Wings (M3Nov16 Add-On); Rebecca McMeen (Two Kitties); and Tangie Baxter (Medieval Faire). The signs’ image/text are from the internet ("best anti-Trump signs") posted without credit. If anyone can point me to the originators, I’ll add credit here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Watermark
FROST Made with Jen Maddocks’ kits “Winter Freeze” and “Mechanics 01”. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Watermark
CREATE Made for the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 19: Clip Photo to Title/Alpha (Technique Challenge). Made with The Lilypad collaborative kit Makers Gonna Make. The font is tangieAJFmomeraths. The photo (which I tucked down at the lower right) is mine. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Watermark
RELAX Made with the January 2018 M3 kit at The Lilypad. Elements from Dawn Inskip, Paula Kesselring, Lynne-Marie, and Little Butterfly Wings. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Watermark
FEATHER & SNOW Made with Jen Maddocks’ kit “Winter Freeze”. The photo & poem are mine. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Watermark
CIRCUS Made for the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: January 20: Simple Template (Template Challenge). Elements from Paula Kesselring, Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, Sissy Sparrows, and Tangie Baxter. The template is from Sabrina. The font is Sugar Boats. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2018 at Watermark
NAMASTE Made with the January 2018 M3 kit and add-ons at The Lilypad. Elements from Dawn Inskip, Lynne-Marie, and Little Butterfly Wings. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Watermark
SNOW Made with Jen Maddocks’ kit “Winter Freeze”. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Watermark
SERENE Made with the January 2018 M3 kit at The Lilypad. Elements from Dawn Inskip, Paula Kesselring, Lynne-Marie, and Little Butterfly Wings. The photo is mine. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Watermark
CATS ARE LIKE POTATO CHIPS Made for the Month of challenges at The Lilypad: Speed Scrap for MOC day 18. Elements from Dawn Inskip, Little Butterfly Wings, Pink Reptile Designs, and Tangie Baxter. The photo is mine (as are the cats). Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Watermark