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MagpieApproved · 12M ago

A Little Tennyson for Your Day.

Watching Penny Dreadful with the kiddo last night Ferdinand Lyle quoted Tennyson "It is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all." We've all heard the quote many many t...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

Apologies for my silence.

If you've been reading my poems you pretty much know what has been happening in my life.No surprise then that my muse has been weeping in the corner - I'm right there with her. It's very har...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

More Poetry and Daggers

As promised, the third poem or stanza - third written but would be the first if it becomes all one. There may be more yet, I thought it was finished but now am not so sure. There may be a dr...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

of Smoke and Mirrors and Missing Muses

Smoke and MirrorsEvery time I’ve sat down to write a blog post I’ve sat and stared at a blank page and it’s blinking cursor. Nothing, Nada, ZipThe world has gone crazy, my life is upside dow...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

On Storms and Paying it Forward

Leonid Afremov on EtsyFind him HEREIt's storming again as I write this. Yes, AGAIN! This has been a rough month storm and rain-wise. If you remember the bread and butter business is in Const...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

Passion, Fun, and Storms It's All Messy

Thunderstorms woke me up this morning and a headache at the base of my skull kept me up. So I made coffee and took an Advil, then sat and read my e-mail until my neck loosened up enough to r...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

Week 19 Year of Jewelry Project

I made this pendant a few weeks back, posted it as an in progress piece on Instagram and then immediately dropped it and busted it in two pieces. sigh Alan bought a new torch for me a week o...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

Of Poetry, Ideas, and Talismans

Poem 2 He’d finally found his freedombut he wasn’t really freeHe watched her walk awayand said it was meant to beThe years had slowly passedbut his heart, it grew heavyknowing how he’d wound...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

of Torches and Rings

Thank goodness for the Year of Jewelry project. I’m feeling less than chatty and like I have no words again this week so it’s Year of Jewelry to the rescue.Thank goodness for Lavender OilIf ...
MagpieApproved · 1Y ago

Bell Flower Earrings

Week 15 of Year of Jewelry is a sweet pair of earrings. Bell flowers made form little brass bells.Once upon a time I used to get daily e-mails for the Beading Gem. I’m not entirely sure why ...