Month: June 2011

Cliff Fishing: An exercise in brazen expectation

Have you ever fished from a cliff? Where the option to wade back to shore is no longer available? I sit and hope either the fish are going to bite or a helicopter is going to conveniently drop a line. — Today’s post was inspired by a project at work

Balma Blues: An Ode for the Sacramento Heritage Festival

In light of a failed economy, she basks in the warmth of humanity. Compassion strums for lost souls. Hers resonates with the blues. — June 25, 2011. Today’s post was inspired by my family, the Sacremento Heritage Festival, and OneWord.com. I had 60 seconds to write about the word “failed.”

Ack! The circus came to town!

Fearful of clowns and balloons, my reaction to an arriving circus was a bit intense. — June 22, 2011. Tonight’s post was inspired by OneWord.com. I had 60 seconds to write about the word “intense.” I doodled the image using OmniSketch and finished it in Photo Wizard. © 2011 Steph

The desert devil arrives. Let me out of here.

June 21, 2011. Inspired by a long and very hot day, I created this image using OmniSketch and finished it in Photo Wizard. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved. Sent from my iPad.

Miasma Phoenix

Miasma spreads. Morale mires. My spirit flaps furiously. —- I created the image in Adobe Illustrator. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.  

Walking steady through the storm.

June 15, 2011. Just trying to keep the wind at my back. I created this image using OmniSketch and finished it in Photo Wizard. © 2011 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved. Sent from my iPad.

Wading In

Step by step, my mind’s eye watches her advance. (Graceful and lithe, dreams have the right.) Seas flow cool with occupants circumspect and hungry. Keenly aware of circling company, she takes a deep breath then another step. Expecting the obvious, she claims her last words… “Bite me!” — June 4,

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