Saturday, October 11, 2014

TToT47: OctPoWriMo in Haiku, Take Two

There is beauty in
busy-ness, intense mental
avoidance of pain.

have red tables, yellow chairs.
And now so do we.

What a tasty treat
the squirrels find our pumpkins.
Ha! These are fabric.

Chalk paint and elbow
grease yield similar-colored,
mismatch-ed nightstands.

The "remnants" bin draws
my eye and creates visions.
Or, new snack baggies.
(Aside:

Staunch believer in
holiday segregation:
only Halloween!)

Yet, wooed by need to
practice winter repertoire:
holiday singing

Intricate cutting,
gluey fingers, ornaments 
of Advent emerge.


So, once again a little OctPoWriMo and TToT combo. What'dya think? 

 


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  2. Accidentally hit publish before I was finished. Duh.
    Clever once again here with the haiku. Your first haiku tells me you are not feeling the best about something...anything I can do?
    I love the yellow chairs. Wonder if Kidzilla would like her play chairs painted? The Color Kittens was one of my favorite Golden Books as a kid and now Zilla loves it, too. Scuffy the Tugboat was another favorite. Do you know that one?
    Tell me about the Halloween haiku...what am I missing there? Holiday segregation?

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    1. OK, Brian didn't get it either so clearly I did a poor job. I'm all about October being about celebrating Halloween without Thanksgiving or Christmas creeping in. That's what I mean by "holiday segregation." But clearly, I am infringing on it myself for practical reasons. So there you go.
      Not many people know The Color Kittens, but I love it. I can recite it by heart, I think. I don't know Scruffy the Tugboat.

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    2. "Ooooohhhhhhh," she says, feeling sheepishly stupid. See, because this house is this house and your house is your house, I immediately went to multi-faith holiday scenarios.
      I agree on the Halloween thing. Can we please just have one holiday at a time without rushing to the next one???

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    3. I always loved The Color Kittens, too! I still have all my Golden Books from when I was a kid and read them all to my kids.

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    4. It was confusing and not well done. Should have messed with it longer. I just hated writing about that holiday stuff in October.
      The Color Kittens is the best, Dyanne! By the way, we have the Little Golden Book, too, but my parents' decrepit copy is really big and has about three extra pages. I wish I could find a copy like that.

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  3. Really awesome! You're doing so well with these.

    I wanted painted chairs for my kitchen table. Had BIG ideas once upon a time. Ah well. Maybe one day I'll bother.

    And *hugs*, because.

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    1. Eh. I think last week's were better. But I just was feeling lazy this week.

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  4. I always envision the end product but then get frustrated when it takes longer or is harder to accomplish I love that yellow chair and stand!

    And look at all that sewing! I love the idea of cloth snack baggies but I am so horrible at washing and The kid does like messy food I have yet to attempt them.

    And also I can't Haiku for anything.

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    1. I don't know; I don't pretend they're any good. :)
      These projects took WAY too long. Trying to paint something wood yellow takes FOREVER, I found.
      I bought some of those snack baggies ages ago, but we need more, and I figured I could just make them myself. And then found all the materials in the remnants bin!

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  5. wow you are a busy bee! all those things are so beautiful... did you do them like the purple dresser? And Haiku too!?

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    1. The purple dresser was regular paint, and these were chalk paint. Still on the fence as to whether it's better. I used chalk because I didn't want to have to sand these things first.

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  6. Lovely haiku
    telling us eloquently
    what your week was like.

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  7. ooooo double timing on the octpo! way to go! I have to go back as I havent been here for that... anyway you know I love your stuff! :)

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    1. Yeah, I forgot to link up last week. Story of my life.

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  8. Is that the chalk paint you made yourself? I love the yellow!

    Wow, Romi sure knows how to write a perfect comment, doesn't she?!

    Your advent calendar is very cool! Are you sewing all those little characters?

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    1. Yeah! Romi is great, of course! The little characters are totally cut and glue. My grandmother made the original set, and I am copying it for my sister's family and ours. It's a labor of love.

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  9. Catchy imagery in those Haiku, Sarah! Descriptive!

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  10. nice work!

    (you do know that one of the three worldviews excels at precise, intricate and demanding (in a fiendish combination of patience and concentration-y kind of way) that is behind the creation of art as demonstrated here?)

    cool

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    1. Yes, yes, Clark, I know. Probably one of my strongest Roger traits. And if you only knew it's that I'm copying my grandmother's work to carry on tradition? So very Roger, right?

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  11. I read your Haiku
    It makes me want to try to
    Write my own Haiku.

    Loved your poems and your pictures. They certainly describe your crafty home. The bright colored chairs are perfect for a coloring table, and those advent creatures, Wow. Gluey fingers for sure.

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  12. WOW! So many cool projects! I especially love the sunny yellow nightstands and fabric pumpkins. All that and an entire post written in haiku? You are one talented chick!

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    1. I'll homeric your face and then you'll be sorry!

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  14. Our holidays certainly aren't segregated here. Christmas PJs are worn all year long. Winter bowls with snowmen decor are used for breakfast cereal most days. The youngest has been known to wear his jack-o-lantern shirt in March. However, I hate it when the stores bring holiday stuff out 3 months before the actual holiday.
    Good for you, getting so many crafty things done!

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    1. Yeah, that's what I mean, Christine. I don't like seeing Santas in the stores in October. And Leo's been wearing penguin pajamas all summer. It's not Santa but it's sort of out of season, I guess.

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  15. WOW Sarah!!! Look at all your creative stuff!! I am really impressed- such cool amazing things that you made- and I LOVE your haiku structure to describe it all!! This is one of my favorite posts of yours, my friend. Just LOVE IT!!!

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  16. You are a crafty critter! And you are so right about keeping the holidays segregated. I can't buy Halloween candy because the valentines day junk is crowding it off the shelf. Haha just kidding. It's the fricking Christmas candy already on display...I hate it!

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    1. Yep, I feel the same way. But some of that holiday stuff needs to get done in advance. I felt the need to explain.

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  17. How awesome that you wrote your Tooth in haiku! I feel poetically inspired now. Love those nightshade too. Xx

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  18. Oh my goodness! Tooth?? Where did that come from! I meant to write TToT. My computer is broken so I'm using my phone to comment. Stupid autocorrect, thinks it's smarter than I am.

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