Monday, May 27, 2013

Playmates Wanted (please)


What has happened to my blog? Where is my community and the back and forth of wit and whimsy? Where is my creativity?

Okay I'm not at the easiest place. Transitions abound. Plus my knee hurts like hell and my walking and gardening ability is currently pathetic.

But...

I've been thinking. This blog is a place where I am honest, yes, and when times are tough that's honest. But I am also hopeful. And grateful. And playful.  This blog is built for creative fun. That's been my promise to myself since day one.

So I'm looking back to recapture and reclaim. Here are many reasons I love sharing here. Please play with me again. I know many of us have been blogging inconsistently. That happens. But I am hereby giving notice that my blog is super duper important to me. I am going to get my good camera fixed and I am going to post my best (or worse) writing and I am going to enjoy you and all of it.

love
kj





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a monster in the back yard






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  1. okay, mim, it's a deal!

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  2. All the best are, dear!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
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    1. hello and welcome cloudia, ah hawaii: one of these days....

      love
      kj

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  3. Next time you're down to Blogland Lane, we could play "ring around the campfire." Hmmmm. Doesn't sound that appealing, does it? OK — you pick the game, and I'll learn to play! (That should work.) I just love playing — games and other things. Big Brown Bears can play as well as anyone. And I'll make sure I'm not to rough.

    I alway enjoy coming by this place; I'll keep doing it every time you post something (but I may not always comment.)

    And who knew there were rule for writing? I just to put my paws on the keyboard, and go for it!

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting
    Life in the Urban Forest (poetry)

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    1. rob, the rules for writing include no rules :^)

      i hope all is well with your thaw

      love
      kj

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  4. I know it is so rude to not read my blog! And respond and then recommend it to all the people of the known universe.

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    1. now who did that, mark? not me!

      but a recommendation's a recommendation. maybe you've picked up a fan or two that way :^)

      love
      kj

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  5. I always thought you have a huge following in bloggy world- 35 comments in your last post, so why you feeling lonely? Maybe there is an element of fear sweetie- fear for your mom, and fear for yourself- so I am sending you a huge wheelbarrow filled with red red poppies and one humungous sunflower too (don't ask why I made this choice- no idea these are the two flowers that popped into my head). I too wish I had more time to blog- to just be back where I was a few years ago- now my time is filled with facebook- and googling for art shows and galleries and places to sell my art- ithas become more of a businss venture than a hobby--- sigh and another sigh. But yours is one blog I always keep coming back to, and you know why- cos I wuv you.

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  6. Hi jos, I'm not feeling lonely: just too serious! I want some wise guy back and forths back :-)

    As for you: the sky is the limit. You know I have helped people establish their businesses and I can see you are doing everything right! I am super duper happy for you!!!!
    I wish Tessa could see your African art

    Love
    kj

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    1. Jos? No. Joss!

      Two women I both love across the pond . Of course I might get confused on a rare occasion
      :-)

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    2. Not many people have the priviledge of knowing 2 Jocelyns do they? Just so you know though KJ, Joss is the incredibly talented artistic one ... Jos is the incredibly talented techie/nerdy one. And she's much smarter than me, her art is totally AMAZING.

      The piccie of ....hmmm is that baby Ryan in the butterfly onsie? Anyway that photo is brill brill brill. I'm sitting here with some plasticine. YOU have reminded me of the importance of FUN. Wheeee heeee Big HUGE hug to you KJ. We will sit down for that coffee one of these days. xx Jos

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    3. Jos, your comment just appeared; I think a day after you wrote it. You are very talented, period, truer than true :-)

      I pilfered that photo from the Internet (only that one is not mine). Of course I should have thought to take no implied credit!

      I look forward to hanging out with you, jos. Oh yes

      Love
      kj

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  7. I know exactly what you mean! I should like to make a play date. But not today, for I have grown-up things to do with my parents' "things". I was going to say estate, but it is a humble little house in Nowhere, Utah, and a minivan. I think one of my problems is I have been using FB for emotional releases in the form of Naughty Cats. So there goes my computer time. I hereby swear off FB, (other than cat fighting with my daughter-in-law) and I do Pinky Swear to get back to wittiness on the blogs. Let's put the FUN back in dysfunctional!

    **happy smiles**
    Deb



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    1. Deb, yes yes yes!!!!

      I cleared out a humble abode last week: not the easiest, but too, a relief

      FB and pinerest (I can't even spell it!) etc seem to slice into blogging and for me I am not going to let that happen. I miss the days of Renee silly blogging even in the worse of times and I want them back! Some of my absence has been a broken camera. Some is also because I rail against too much morosity (is that even a word?) when I'm mud way through a struggle. Not that I want my or anyone 's sadness hidden. We are afterall FRIENDS.

      I'm on the lookout for play dates . So glad you're in the sandbox

      Love
      Love
      kj

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  8. Sadly, I think it's a sign of the times. There are so many different ways for people to read our blogs without actually visiting, the comment option is going away like the dinosaurs. I'm here. (Hugs)Indigo

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    1. I'm glad you're here, indigo! Time seems to be at the root of it. I've made so many friends and it's so much fun. I'm holding on tight!

      Love
      kj

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  9. I would say you got a pretty good start on that goal today! Hoping more fun is in all our futures! Z~

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    2. Yes Zoe, let's spice it up ! Not to say at the expense of honest feeling

      Love
      kj

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  10. I didn't realize you drew like this! Love the journal drawings! Hey, reminds me of mine!
    I've been so busy of late drawing, painting, publishing, cooking, being grandma, art quilting, etc and oh yes, I still work some too; that my visits to other's blogs had gone down, but I have also noticed others not blogging as frequently too. I am trying to post twice maybe three times a week. I get a few during the week (food/animal/family posts) and lots on Paint Party Friday blog post!
    I am not tired of blogging. I love it. It fullfills me. But what fullfills most is feedback from visitors. So yes, I"ll come play more and want the same in return. ;-) Hugs! xo

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    1. I want to draw more, Lynn

      I admire how much you do and how much fun you have doing it! I am right behind you, not always with as much grace.:-)

      Love
      kj

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  11. Oh how I miss you my friend!! I know I know..shame Cat..shame...heehee..oh gosh,I recently left my job of 22 years,to follow my art dream,and I was thinking I would have MORE time to do things...and I find myself up to my eyeballs.Since I only blog about once every two weeks now I use facebook (clearing throat,...https://www.facebook.com/cat.kerr2)heehee... to "stay connected" ..and I'm not going to fib...it's faster.But then I think back on my dear dear friends,like you and Amanda and Lori and I wonder...wonder what's happening in their lives...So yes,I miss you my friend,I miss blogging,and at the end of the day,I do only what I can...but it doesn't mean I love you any less and think of you any less...because your my friend...and always will be.xoxo

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  12. Sign me up! I'm in need of a little playing!

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    1. definitely, cs! meet me to the left of the sandbox :^)

      love
      kj

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  13. No shame, cat. No guilt allowed!

    I can't warm up to FB in place of blogging. I must have too much to show and tell :-)

    Here there or where ever, yes, we are friends and isn't that the best!!!

    Love
    kj

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  14. I like your blog, Karen. Playing is fun, fun, fun. And I like your rules of writing!

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    1. Hello and welcome, cathrina. I will be glad to get to know you! And you too are a writer: yay x

      Love
      kj

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  15. Hi kj x
    Long time no see... I have just returned to the blogging community in recent days after being away for a very long time.
    I have create a new blog with a different tone... the intention is devote it to images only at this point in time.
    I look forward to reconnecting with old pals and catching up on everyone's news.
    best wishes always x Robyn

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    1. Well this has made my day!! Hello Robyn ribbon! I am thrilled that you will blog again. I peeked at your photos last night and that is going to be definite fun for me. I have missed you. Funny that you reappeared for this particular post of mine :-)

      Love
      kj

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  16. sorry you are feeling abandoned. great photos. esp like baby and doggie looking out the window. want more of your novel, if you feel you can share. i will try to be better at playing.

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    1. hi suki, i'm not feeling abandoned by others: i feel like i've abandoned myself abit! funny you mention my novel because fifteen minutes ago i posted its preface and beginning chapter....
      we must have telepathic connection :^)

      love
      kj

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  17. I know I know..........I have been a very bad blogger, but that is not your fault just mine.
    Can't really explain what happened. But I have so little to blog about . Have been down too. Have been busy, but not with art. Haven't follow the blogs either as before. And with everything I do I think who wants to know.........
    Well I hope when we get this ATC round going things will be better.
    I am glad you are joining us :)
    I have been scrolling through your posts and I see a lot has been going on in your life.
    Hope all will be ok in a while. So curious about your new grandchild hope it will be a girl but I know when it is a boy he will be just as much loved by all of you.
    I will have a busy summer.
    I have to paint on a commissioned mandala which I have to finish in August. but next week I have to prepare for a family reunion next Sunday here. After that I have to clear out the shed conected to the house and we will start a big renovation project of our new kitchen. That will take me the rest of summer till september.
    I will have to move Lars one more time in July. So I guess my days will be filled. But I feel much betternow and I really look forward to all the hassle.
    Take care dear!!!!!
    love and hugs to you!

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