Tag: creative

  • An Irish Riddle

    An Irish Riddle

    The Question

    Can you cite an example of a sentence which uses the word “and” consecutively, five times in a row?

    The Story

    In Dublin, Ireland, there was a pub known as the Bear And Boar. One morning, following a powerful storm, the sign from that establishment was found broken, scattered in shambles across the ground. So, the proprietor set about to make repairs.

    Some time later, a patron wandered along and was greeted by the owner. “Good day, Finnegan. How do you like our new sign?” Finnegan studied the sign for a spell, then responded…

    The Answer

    “I like the new sign just fine. However, if it were up to me, I would’ve left more spacing on the sign between the words Bear and And, and And and Boar.”

    Author ~ Anonymous

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    Erin go Bragh

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem for a Friend

    Poem for a Friend

    By flowing hands
    Of humble heart
    Her mind creates
    Distinctive art

    She’s Karima Osterlund, an abstract artist who hails from Dublin, Ireland. I encourage you to visit her on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, to enjoy her extraordinary artworks and inquire about purchases. Thank you!

    She paints by feel
    As lines and shapes transform

    A blank canvas
    Is brought to life
    Her gentle vision, warm

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read Feeling the Squeeze, poetic prose by the talented and often inspirational Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – wherein she writes about regional economic history, homegrown citrus & making lemonade – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    From gloves to weed
    And holes to seed
    To roots with shoots
    And dirty boots

    The work you’ve done
    Unfolds as fun
    At harvest time
    Your crops, sublime

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Inside A Golden Fractal

    Inside A Golden Fractal

    Do you remember what the interior of the space colony looked like in the movie, Aliens? Well, it was something like this, though this digital artwork was created in three dimensions using a fractal, and not as the result of some menacing creature from outer space. Thank goodness, because you can enjoy this cool design in safety by visiting these online shops:

  • Poem: Daydreaming

    Poem: Daydreaming

    We’ve all daydreamed at one time or another, drifting into a pleasant vision or wishful scenario of ones imagination. This poem speaks to such moments and compliments a lovely woman from India – Mukti Masih. She’s an accomplished writer and business Head of Content, a friend who is frequently the source of my inspiration, and the woman of my dreams…

    She entered a dream that was dreamed long ago
      A vision of beauty dancing in my mind
    An Indian woman whose name is Mukti
      Both poet and artist, and one of a kind
    I pinched myself twice
      Combed the sky for a star
    My wish, happiness
      With her light from afar
    On paper in pen
      I opened up my heart
    To longhand these words
      Emotions, to impart
    In seventeen years
      I awoke from this dream
    With her, by my side
      Sipping spiced chai with cream
    She poured me a cup
      As I looked in her eyes
    Good things can come true
      In a wink, by surprise
    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: this is a modified photo from unsplash.com.

    NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Oftentimes, creative people excel in several areas. This is the case with my beautiful friend from India – Mukti Masih. I’ve enjoyed reading her poetry, and, seeing her wonderful paintings, was inspired to write this short poem:

    She stood by a wall
    A wall with her art

    I marveled at both
    Felt warmth in my heart

    A camp on the lake
    Moonlit glowing skies

    Reflections of light
    From stars, and her eyes

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Living Green and Dancing with Love” by Arizonian poetess, Michele Lee Sefton – in which she speaks about food, nurturing gardens and family – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Your stature as poet, inspirational
    Your beauty in dance, divine

    Your thumb in the garden, green
    A woman of talent, impressively fine.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Poem in Response

    Poem in Response

    Having read “Lend Me Your Poem” by talented poetess, dancer and friend Annabel – wherein she speaks of life, light and love – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

    Lend me a pen
    And I’ll write you a poem

    Lend me your hand
    Under starlight we’ll roam

    Aloft of clouds
    As light as a feather

    Burgeoning hearts
    Drawn closer together

    © 2021 Phil Perkins

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Inside A Blue Moon

    Inside A Blue Moon

    Satellite of Earth

    Beneath the moon’s surface, an interior environment eludes observation…

    After desaturating and formatting a fractal design, it was then imported into three dimensional space and extruded to generate depth of terrain. Several spheres were positioned accordingly, and the entire scene was placed within a hollow, reflective dome. Color, materials and lights were added, as well as magnification.

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  • Music And Design

    Music And Design

    Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

    Modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Creative Cells

    Monotone Abstract

    Enjoy my artistic rendition of chaos at a cellular level. I used Adobe Photoshop and Affinity Photo software to develop this image – now available in the following shops:

    Sample Product: Wall Tapestry
  • Turning Fractal Tower

    Surreal 3D Art

    This contemporary digital artwork is available on a variety of products in the following shops:

    Discover some great gift giving ideas, or find something for yourself…

    Sample Product: Framed Print