Month: August 2017

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ATC: Kraken

Here we are with the third ATC in my Mythical Beings and Imaginary Friends series.

This mythical being wouldn’t really be considered friendly, however, not in the slightest. The Kraken, legend has it, is a powerful sea creature which captures and wrecks any unsuspecting passing ship on the high seas, pulling it to its doom beneath the waves. It appears to be some kind of giant octopus with many tentacles which wrap and twist and crush anything that it wants to grab hold of.

My ATC, created once again using pastels, gel pens and metallic markers, actually has the head of a shark, with sharp jagged teeth, as if the tentacles weren’t enough. The body tapers away to a strong tail behind it, which I haven’t added to this ATC. And from the body, the many tentacles emerge, all the way down to the poison-tipped tail. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that little snippet.

Like I said… wouldn’t really be considered friendly.

Good job then that it’s a mythical creature, I suppose…


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Wordle: Keep Calm and Carry On

The open meadow
Still as still can be
Nothing moving
No blade of grass, no tree
Still as statues
In a mad mad world
Through the stillness
Snaking left and right
March tiny orange ants
Almost hidden from sight
Unaware of evil
And lies and other sad facts
Of a mad mad world
No torches needed
They weave from A to B
Working hard
A brotherhood of ants
Foraging, collecting
And carrying on
In a mad mad world

Feel GOOD!TimeWords


It’s Debbie’s One Word Sunday once again, and this week the subject is Time. Something I find I run out of very easily, but today I found the time to trawl through all of my old photographs to find this animated photo I took of The Clock eons ago:

I then also found the time to modernise the image a little, and make it appear like an old faded photo (well, I think so anyway!) by adjusting the colours and light slightly. The editing took away the animation, but is a still photograph of a clock timeless?

Or does it contain all of the secrets of time trapped within that instant that has been captured?