Well…this has been a memorable week for me…chock full of art and creativity…making new acquaintances who may become new friends, experimenting with words and photos…intense family commitments.
There have been moments that I’ve met myself going and coming. This has meant that sometimes I made some pretty weird mistakes! I published two posts which were only supposed to be drafts to come back and elaborate at a later date…thought I’d rendered them private and then when I got back on-line, saw they were still up! I commented Ye Olde Foole’s post, suggesting he should publish his two-syllable Sonnet, which I’d read elsewhere, on the page he’d published it on! Must have been asking himself what I’d been smoking!
If you read the Just a Note Flash I published, I think on Thursday, you’ll know that my family and I are a little under pressure at the mo’. But thanks to art and creativity, we’re in pretty high spirits just the same. A plus hubby has begun to understand that blogging is indeed a creative form of communication, or as he says, at least the way I do it.
I’m learning that I really must organize my reading and writing here at Bastet and Sekhmet. I’m not really one for organization and tend to do the first thing that comes under my eyes. I’ve begun to learn how to schedule, which has been very useful to keep the blog up as I’m doing something else. As for new stuff, I travel with a purse that’s closer to a back-pack where I keep my note-book and camera (as well as everyone’s stuff as my men don’t like to weigh their pockets down with glue, wallets, cell phones etc) so when something inspires me I have my material with me ready to record what I’ve seen or felt.
This cannot be said for reading other people’s blogs though. I read my notifications and reply to them on the WP archives, once every few hours. I’d had the habit of reading the e-mail communications of the posts on other people’s blogs, spending a couple of hours a day…then there was the reader. Horror struck me when I saw there were around 300 notifications in my “mail” box each morning waiting to be read these past few days! I need a secretary!
Obviously I can’t spend 12 hours a day (tried that yesterday!) every day on my computer, which probably wouldn’t be enough time anyway (it wasn’t). So, I’ll just have to muddle along, hoping you all will be understanding if you don’t see me over at your place, commenting or whatever. I’ll be spending no more than two hours a day for the reader and notifications…so what I can do I will.
Sahm King and Baldy have come up with the idea to post writing prompts! You may say..there are a bazillion prompts, but let me tell you there are only one Sahm King and Baldy, so their prompts to me are special! Prompts are a good idea from time to time…you get to try something new, get out of your comfort zones and that keeps people fresh and inventive! In a moment when we’re suffering from writer’s block, it’s a way to get out of the rut. So prompts are the next best thing to chocolate in my book to help keep up and going!
What’s that you say, Baldy doesn’t blog any more? Oh no, my friends, Baldy is back and blogging stronger than ever. He returned on the 31st of July…so if you didn’t get the news yet, just go up there and click the link!
I had a request this week to write to the 3 Gymnopédie by Eric Satie by Barb Taub. So, I wrote for her The Senryu Trilogy. This has been the second time I’ve written a piece in answer to a request, the first being made Cathy Ulrich! If you click her name it’ll take you to the piece and the link to find Cathy! Makes me feel like a musician! 😉
You’ve of course seen the two photos on this page. I created them on Saturday and Sunday. Photography is that other passion that has been growing over the months. I look back on my first photo “service”, Toblino Castle and at the work I do now and it’s amazing to me how my work has become more professional and at times sophisticated!
I’ll just close this up by reminding you that I also contribute to We Drink Because We’re Poets…I have a weekly photo challenge (I’m being challenged!) to prompt you all to take a photo and maybe write something about it, maybe a short poem (?)…it’s called Bastet’s Pixelventures and it has two sister posts; Pixelventure’s Photo Finish where I post the results of former Tuesday’s Pixelventures and Pixelventure’s Close-up, where I either write about a photographer or about photography. If you have something you think might be interesting to photograph…send a word, you’ll help me make my weekly challenge goal!
You all have yourselves a great week! A big hug to all.