Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Not Yet Spring" A poem by Miranda Farrand

I thought I would take a moment to share another poem from my personal collection of ideas & ramblings. I've been basking in the cool pre-spring sun for most of the week. I know being a resident of Ohio, that the weather is a fickle beast; springing from sunny brilliance to cloudy coolness in what seems a blink of the eye. So, while today I enjoyed the sun's tender rays & the cool breeze, tomorrow may bring a snow shower before April walks in the door....or after. Regardless, I plan to enjoy whatever the heavens bring...I hope you do to!

"Not Yet Spring" by Miranda Farrand

It's not yet March but warm breezes start to blow,
Inciting memories of warm sun and flowers galore.

Walking along the sidewalk I inhale phantom scents of fruit-tree blossoms,
An impossible reckoning as nary a tree yet sports so much as a leaf.

The smells and beauty of spring linger in my mind as the sun settles down
In the night sky for a well-earned rest.

In anticipation of another pleasant day,
I adorn myself in colors gay; azure, pink & yellow,
Only to be greeted by more snow showers!

A blustery chill is now in the air,
But I won't allow my mind to linger there.

Instead, it drifts briefly on clouds of blue,
Then on to the daffodils that display their sunny hue.

It's not long now before nature renews
What has been sleeping peacefully all winter through.

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day

Hi All,

I hope the luck of the Irish (or even better since the Irish seemed to be plagued with some questionable luck..hehe). I do have a rather high percentage of Irish blood flowing through my American veins. That must be where I get my whimiscal artistic fun-loving attributes from :)

I'm sharing some pictures of another St. Paddy's Elliephant (little bitty one) and a Leprechaun Lucky Pot. I'll have another treasure to share as soon as a clay contest is concluded at the end of March. Enjoy!

Leprechaun Treasure Box $20

Leprechaun Treasure Box $20

Lil Lucky Elliephant $15

Lil Lucky Elliephant back side $15

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Critters want attention!

I messed around with a new way to take pics of my critters yesterday utilizing a link that I saw on one of the clay yahoo groups that I belong to. I think it would have worked out better had the sun been shining & the paper that I used as a backdrop had not had crayola watermarks on it..hehe. Hope you enjoy my new little dudes:

Easter Ellie #2
Easter Ellie #2
Ralph back side
Ryan (commissioned piece for cake topper)
Ryan (Commissioned piece for cake topper)

Winter Ellie #2
Winter Ellie #2 Back side

Tastes Like Chocolate #2

Tastes Like Chocolate #3
Tastes Like Chocolate #3 side-view

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Fairy Imaginings by Miranda Farrand

Thought I would share a March inspired poem that I wrote a few years ago. Spring always seems to bring out the muse in me. Must be the whole rebirthing thing or something :)

"Fairy Imaginings"

Lying on my back on the grassy bank of a gurgling brook
My eyes gaze out at the clouds that float overhead
Setting my mind free to float on the current of a gentle breeze.

My fingers idly play with clover blossoms that abound
In wide swept abandon over the hills and dells.

Little scenes drift through my wondering mind
Drawing me into a fantasy realm
Of princesses on white horses, fairy lords, & clan chieftains
Bedecked in tartans of red and gold.

A time where rosy-cheeked maidens tended to flocks of woolly sheep
And children scampered through shamrock-carpeted glens
In search of the end of the rainbow
Harboring the wee Leprechaun's gold.

A land of yore carved out of centuries of woe
Brandished with courage as the tales unfold
Encouraged by a wee spot of ale on a cold Ireland morn.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 their way into your heart!

Sharing a few pictures of my two Cu-pigs that I made for two different polymer clay contests in the month of February. I'm happy to say that they both placed 2nd. I sure do enjoy making the cute & whimsical & the weird. I hope you enjoy looking at them too :)