Tag Archive | Craft

The Brass Elephant – Wordless Wednesday

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I came across the Elephant on my walkabout near an amphitheatre.

I guess it must have been part of a show, which I missed.

Going away with a photo is the least compensation that I could give myself.

I enjoy my walkabouts because I never know what I will come across.

No two days are the same. Do you indulge in walkabouts often?

Jacqueline

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The Wooden Image – Mundane Monday

Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.

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It’s just an old, odd piece of wood that I saw while taking a walk. It could be classified as dead and rubbish but I had this pull to pick it up. I like to work with my hands on wood or pottery. It has a way of calming my mind.

An image of a polished piece, with a carving, popped into my head, but I resisted and continued with my walk.

I felt that it would just lie in the pile of things that are eyeing me to do them, just like my basket of unfinished knitting and I decided this year to stop all the ‘start and not finishing’ projects as much as possible.

Now, for the past two days, the image meant for the wood has been taunting me that I wonder if I should go and find that piece of wood?

Jacqueline


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Beauty of Craft – Everyday beautiful people 92

“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” Dee Hock

“Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.” Anon

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I admired the lady’s handiwork as she worked and we had a chat in her smattering of Chinese and smiles.


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

 

Jacqueline writes from her heart on passion, pain, suffering, loss and LIFE. I have been incredibly moved by her poetry and I know I will return to “Out of the Silent Breath” again and again.

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If you enjoy my works and would like to do so, you can fuel my creativity with a slice of cake or coffee😉

Night scenes of a sleepless city – Echoes of my neighbourhood 25

On Thursday’s, I share pictures about ‘Echos of my Neighbourhood.

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple and you can find out more about it through this link.

This week, I bring you some bits of night life in my neighbourhood.

I don’t exaggerate when I tell you that this city is sleepless and as the weather heats up more and more, night business grows longer into the night and runs quite efficiently. The entire place glows with light therefore belies the true sense of the lateness.

I went to a Ramadan night market exhibition and up till 1 am, people were trooping in and out of the venue.

For a Middle Eastern city, it’s quite safe and people are comfortable to mill around that late.

On our e-travel on Echoes, Lady Lee brought us a smile and took us to Wales on caravan cabins and a tree house, the greenery at Giggles and Tales were quite lush, then those doors of faith from Making Peace with Life did give us some pause before we took off to Charles Waugh’s  beautiful, story book neighbourhood .

This is total fun and you shouldn’t be left out. Do share some bits and pieces of your World with us, please. Thank  you😉

P.S: You can join our online party this weekend. It’s always a good time:-)


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

 

Wonderful, evocative poetry by a talented writer. Left me hungry for more. Jacqueline can write! Linda Bethea

Out of the silent breath

If you enjoy my works and would like to do so, you can fuel my creativity with a slice of cake or coffee😉

Skilled craft…Every day beautiful people # 72

“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.” Dean Koontz

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In my usual meandering, I came across this man weaving his fishing apparatus by the Creekside and it was quite interesting to watch his dexterous fingers as he painstakingly wove his traps.

Unfortunately, his English was non-existent and I have no idea what language he spoke but from our sign language conversation, my understanding was that he learnt his skill and trade from childhood under the tutelage of his father.


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

 

“Beautiful Poetry of Life and Love.” Amanda

Out of the silent breath

Reflections…

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Reflections…

Enrich my soul

That it may find words to say

Fill my heart with things pure

That your goodness may reflect from me

Show yourself mighty in my life

So that all may see and know

That none who turns to you

Can remain shackled and enslaved.

Nor be turned away empty.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

This week, I stumbled upon a good number of posts that I would like to share with you:

What are your kids using from Fiddledeedee: A bit alarming, but we need to know these things.

Grass is always greener where you water it from Kaylaa: Very inspiring, motivating and well articulated.

You gotta jump to be successful from Kay Morris: This post and the message from Steve Harvey says it!

Today’s Inspirations from EttaD Are so much truth packed in little words.

The property laws of a toddler from Spartacus. This gave me a real good chuckle and it’s so true.

Speak life lesson craft from Rose A very simple and practical way to teach the young ones.

Ladies: 122 Reasons why chocolate is better than sex for women. A humourous post and has some rings of truth tucked in.

The story behind the song. Oba’s zeal always inspires me.

Regards to you all.