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ATC: Wyvern

So. I had planned on posting a new ATC each week for my new Mythical Beings and Imaginary Friends series. And here I am posting another ATC, a day after the first one.

Why? Well, thank you for asking. I so enjoyed creating yesterday’s Phoenix, I decided that I couldn’t wait until next week to do another, so went right ahead and created one right here right now. Well, earlier, as you’ll be reading this after the event.

Today’s Mythical Being is the Wyvern. Often mistaken for a dragon, wyverns have two legs whereas dragons have four. It’s an easy mistake to make, but don’t go calling a wyvern a dragon. They’re quite touchy.

Once again pastels, gold and silver markers and gel pens were used for this mini creation (2.5 inches by 3.5 inches is the ATC size).


If you think I’m a dragon
More fool you
Dragons have four legs
I have two
I have long strong wings
And a sharp barbed tail
Try to find me
You will surely fail
But pay attention
Look up and down
You may see my images
All around town
If it’s a dragon
That you think you see…
Remember the Wyvern
Remember me

Wyvern

I’ve reposted this little rhyme I’ve written about the Wyvern quite a few times, so I think it’s due for another outing.

Tomorrow, I shall try for a written post. But me and plans, y’know…


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ATC: Phoenix

I’m back to being creative again… well, a little anyhow.

I’ve decided to venture on to a new series of ATC creations. ATCs (or Artist’s Trading Cards) are small artistic creations that measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. The last time I created ATCs was during July’s World Watercolour Month, when I did them using the medium of watercolour. Goes without saying really.

This time around, however, I’m not limited to watercolour. That isn’t to say I won’t use watercolour, as I probably will, but with ATCs anything goes, as long as that anything fits within the boundary of the tiny blank canvas.

For today’s ATC, I’ve used pastels, gel pens and gold and silver marker pens. ‘Phoenix’ is the first in my Mythical Beings and Imaginary Friends series.

This is my first time at using pastels, and I found them quite easy to use and very smudgy! I’ve never washed my hands as much as I have whilst creating this little picture, but it was all fun. It passed a couple of hours as I got carried away with it, which is good.

Both images on this post are a little misleading as they don’t actually show the real size, but as the series progresses you’ll see that they really are ATC size.


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Raindrops on Petals

Is it the answers you seek
Or the tasks undertaken
That are prevalent upon the mind?
Are nights sleepless due to worry
Or stress of any kind?
Are days filled with dread?
Horror at the thought
Of walking out into the world
Behaving how you ought?
Do you see beauty in every little thing?
Raindrops on petals…
When a bird sings…
A clear blue sky is all that it takes
To open the mind, release the mistakes
Cast upon the wind the weight of the mind
Release the worries, relax and unwind.
On a day full of rain
Stop and refresh
Cleanse the mind
Of darkness and stress.
When winds start to blow
In softness or strength,
Just know the energy within
Is within you also.
That energy is free
Free like a bird
And so is your mind
Or haven’t you heard?

Soar into the skies
Lift up and be free
Everything starts now
That’s EVERYthing, see?

Open.
Release.
Forgive yourself.
Be free.

These are the words that Indigo gave me.

I went on a guided meditation this evening, to find my Spirit Guide. I went to my Place of Peace and Tranquility, and saw snippets of it, but not the whole thing. I saw Spirits of the Wind playing and chasing each other, laughing as they passed me. I saw many eyes looking a me, and a lion’s paw ushered me to look over to some steps, which were lit from just around a corner. As I walked over to these steps, I noticed the colour indigo flowing around me. It too was pointing me in that direction. I must point out that at this point of the meditation, I was to ask my Guide to come forth and ask for his or her name. My Guide wasn’t visible anywhere, and no name was mentioned to me.

I walked toward the steps, and a lot of strange-looking people, maybe elves although I’m not sure, started jumping out and skipping around the bushes. Not in a frightening way, as they were all smiling at me as I passed them, but they soon vanished back into the greenery or shadows.

As I stepped upon the first step, the meditation was coming to a close. The gentle voice was counting upwards to 5 and I was being brought back into reality. I felt very relaxed, even though I hadn’t found my Guide or received any guidance or asked any questions.

I started to play some relaxing music, and wrote the above rhyme. It’s a bit jumpy, I just went with the flow and wrote the words that came to me.

I researched Indigo, which I found symbolically represents the Sixth Chakra (Ajna) which is said to include the third eye. The chakra is related to intuition and gnosis (spiritual knowledge). This I never knew until writing this.

The meditation was one to communicate with the Spirit Guide through opening the third eye.

The photo is one I took earlier today on my new mobile phone.

The first step. Now, I wonder what that represents?


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Desperately Seeking Selfie

Long time visitors will be well aware of my absolute inept ability to take a Selfie of myself.

This post highlights some of the latest attempts to do so whilst out in the Grinds one of the days last week. It was a particularly warm afternoon, not that that is an excuse, but the Sun was also extremely bright and I couldn’t see a thing. In fact, it was so bright, the accidental eye Selfie actually has a reflected Selfie of me in it taking the Selfie! Although I have no idea how I managed to zoom in that close to my eye, whilst being unable to see, and take such a clear Selfie.

However, for this time at least, I shall class that as Mission Accomplished!


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Wordle: Crinkum-Crankum

With an appetency for all things surreal
It is easier to surrender the truth rather than bend reality
Disbelief echoes at aught scanned within the immediate vicinity
Whilst tripping through the scent of all manner absurd
Bane sipped
Disport commenced
We sail the moonshine through sea smoke
Creating a sooth sliver ‘tween now and never
That binds and stitches fourscore plus realms and domains
As we follow our dream for a guerdon,
Zigzagging with a wild izzard through heat and hoar,
With nay measure of moil to be otherwhere
Still in the land of the quick,
We grasp the archaic science and reach our destination

And now the translation…

Crinkum-Crankum (anything full of twists and turns)

With an appetency for all things surreal A natural tendency or affinity.
It is easier to surrender the truth rather than bend reality
Disbelief echoes at aught scanned within the immediate vicinity Anything at all
Whilst tripping through the scent of all manner absurd
Bane sipped  poison
Disport commenced frolic
We sail the moonshine through sea smoke fog
Creating a sooth sliver ‘tween now and never truth between
That binds and stitches fourscore plus realms and domains eighty
As we follow our dream for a guerdon, reward
Zigzagging with a wild izzard through heat and hoarthe letter z frost
With nay measure of moil to be otherwhere no dance drudgery elsewhere
Still in the land of the quick, the living
We grasp the archaic science and reach our destination knowledge

I’m playing with words for today’s Wordle. It’s all the word ‘archaic’s fault… it sent me completely down the surreal route. Only a mooncalf (foolish person) would attempt to take on archaic words and use them in the correct context, methinks (it seems to me), and I’m now feeling a little mazed (bewildered) by it all… but naught ventured, naught gained. An otiose (lazy) attempt this week, perchance (by some chance) but being a piepowder (wayfarer) through words and time it had to be assayed (attempted).

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