Greetings, Poetry Lovers!
Have you been among the 75 percent of the country unpacking coats and scarves and socks this week? Brrrr! It's been two layers of sweaters on the Chihuahua for her morning walks the past few days...
Perhaps it gets us in the mood for the holiday season, though. Thursday night our little downtown began an initiative for shops to stay open until 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays. I tossed my beret into the ring and agreed, with just a few exceptions for holidays themselves.
So the elves are busy, busy - though not nearly as far along as I thought they'd be by now! (Okay, truth be told, the one rather sleep-deprived and overworked elf is still working on getting a bunch of new items listed on Etsy this weekend. Bring on the coffee! The tea! The hot chocolate!) ;0) I'm slowly getting more collage & altered pieces-in-progress finished up, like the one above celebrating the coming holly-laced holidays.
©Robyn Hood Black, found in "The Garden in December" in a bound compilation of Cassell's Family Magazine, Cassell & Company Limited, London, Paris & Melbourne, 1890.
(More coming soon, including ornaments!)
In the meantime, I'm hoping to catch up on some Poetry Friday visiting during the quiet stretches in the studio. One never knows, but there's usually a good bit of quiet in those open hours, since I'm tucked upstairs in a historic building,. Folks have to 1.) want to come up and 2.) be able to navigage those steep stairs if they do!
This week's Roundup start with a big ol' par-TAY over at Michelle's Today's Little Ditty, with the launch of THE BEST OF TODAY'S LITTLE DITTY 2017-18. (I'm thrilled to have two poems in another volume in this series!) Poetry always makes a good gift, no? Enjoy the festivities, and all the great links Michelle is rounding up. Congrats, Michelle, and Cheers to all!