from above

this morning at 3am….

…while I was pondering one tale, I wrote another…..

……….here it is…..

….once again,

the words came from the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game…

this treasury and tale were inspired by Mariana’s wonderful chosen words:

catch, clouds, middle, field, to come, dream, forget, together, happy, seed, collected, fate, jump, roofs, watch

……..can you find where all the words are located within the story snippet?….

 

“from above”

she loved rooftops
whenever she had the chance
she would climb up
and simply sit

f2

dreaming
pondering her fate
and all that was to come
forgetting all that was bad
she collected
happy thoughts
catching them

one

by

one

gathering them together
into a big radiant
bouquet

f1

as the sun shone
as she watched the clouds
drift
past

f3

and a black bird
in the middle of
a golden field of wheat
so very far
far
down
below
pecked a few seeds
flapped its wings
jumped
jumped
and jumped
again
and
finally
flew…..

f4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith………..The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16321012/?ref=team_page

link to the Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDkzOTk3OQ/from-above?ref=pr_treasury

link to Mariana’s shop:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDkzOTk3OQ/from-above?ref=pr_treasury

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Flora

…once again this week’s words came from the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt……

…here’s Eugenia’ s wonderful 15 chosen words: hope, spring, depth, sharing, portrait, pottery, tribal, floral/flowers, mixed media, vivacious, unworldly, witty, quietude, grass, ebullience

……and here’s the story that I wrote with her inspiring words…..

“Flora”

she only saw it once
as a child
in the back of a dusty antique shop
but the depth of the connection
haunted her
forever

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an unworldly portrait
hanging in a deceptive state
of quietude
unleashing a fury of emotions within her
an image so primal and tribal
yet calmly ethereal
conveying the ebullience of spring
of newborn flower buds bursting into color
of hills filled with an expanse of verdant grass
the portrait filled her with hope
of the earthly promise of resurrection

f2

unable to find the painting
as an adult
she tried to recreate
the  vivacious feeling
by sharing it through her art
through pottery
through mixed media
through witty words

f3

one day
at an art opening
in a deceptive state
of quietude
she realized the true gift
of the portrait

standing in a gallery
surrounded by her own sublime creations
she felt a surge of profound emotions
uplifted and buoyant
in complete harmony with
the transcendent
spirit
of life

f4

Written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith……….The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDkwOTQxNQ/flora?ref=pr_treasury

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16282061/?ref=team_page

link to Eugenia’ s shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BohemianSinShop

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the quest

This week’s words came from Brittany in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s 33 Scavenger Hunt Game.

……here’s Brittany’s chosen words: journey, compass, mountain top, rivers, wild lands, unknown, ends of the earth, wild wind, latin, miner, farmer, coffee, mother, seeing, red

….and here’s the tale I told using her words…..can you find where each word is located within the story snippet?…..

“the quest”

she left the last bit of civilization
a long time ago
passing a farmer working his fields
in the low lands
past a miner breaking camp
in the foothills
drinking his morning coffee
next to a smoldering campfire

Q1

her journey
took her through wild lands
through primeval forests
filled with ancient old growth trees
across cold clear rivers
swollen with snow melt
climbing unknown and unnamed mountain tops
with peaks touching the heavens
and vistas so exhilarating and expansive
she felt like an eagle soaring on the wild wind

Q2

guided by a magical compass
inscribed with the Latin word, quaerere, ‘to seek’
in the quest
for her power totem
the red tailed hawk
her yearning was so deep
she was willing to go to the ends of the earth
to find it

q3

her mother had taken the journey
in her youth
seeking her totem
the great white deer
her mother had the sight
and she had inherited the same way of seeing
and although she did not know
the specific gift
that she knew would be granted
for finding the red tailed hawk
she knew
it would be
life changing

q4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith……The Weaver Of  Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzQ1NzQzMg/the-quest?index=2&atr_uid=

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16247889/?ref=team_page

link to Brittany’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/bhenderson145

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the holiday

this week’s words were from Mariana chosen for the 31st Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game….

…here’s Mariana’s 15 chosen words:  street, café, walk, thoughts, memoirs, color, view, paper, time, holiday, touch, souvenir, sound, erase, desire…

………and here’s the tale that I told using her words……..can you find where they are embedded in the story snippet below?….

“the holiday”

this was no
ordinary holiday
there was something
quite profound
about the town
she felt
it’s pull
when she first viewed
its medieval spires
and arching stone bridges

h1

she knew
she had walked
it’s streets
when they were
newly laid cobbles
long before
the cars
cafes
souvenir shops
and newspaper stands

h2

her mind was
flooded with
thoughts
from a different
time

h3

she knew she
had felt desire
here
so profound
she could not
erase
it’s touch
it’s sound
it’s texture
and color
memoirs that
haunted her
from a past life
long gone
memories
buried so deep
they were
written on
her
soul

h4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith….The Weaver Of  Words

http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDg0NDI3MQ/the-holiday?ref=pr_treasury

link to game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16181214/?ref=team_page

link to Mariana’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorkmanshipFox

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the minstrel

…this week’s words came from Patty in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s 30th Scavenger Hunt Game…

…Here’s Patty’s wonderful 15 chosen words:

Cloud, River, Sunrise, Island, Sailing, Music, Bohemian, Bird, Stars, Tree branch, Moss, Cotton, Promise, Forgive, Love

….and here’s the treasury that I created and the tale that I told using her chosen words….

………………………………….can you locate each word within the tale?……

 

“the minstrel”

her roof
was a scattering of stars
her walls
an envelope of tree branches
her floor
a blanket of moss

m1

like the cycles
of
sunrise
and sunset
like the steady flow of the great river
like the cotton fluffs of the ever changing clouds
………islands of mist sailing past in the great expanse of blue sky……….

she could never be contained

m2

she could never linger
in one place
for very long
before a new adventure
tugged upon
her curiosity
she always followed
the whims and wanderings
of her Bohemian soul

m3

she was known simply as
the minstrel
across the land
and they came
from far and wide
to listen

she inspired the promise of true love
and the grace of forgiveness
in her ballads
sung
with a musical voice
that could soar
higher
than the
highest
bird
in
flight

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith……..The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzM4MTA4NA/the-minstrel

link to game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16142336/page/1?ref=team_page

link to Patty’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SapphireIsland

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the word

…this week the words came from Kim in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Challenge…………

I created the following tale & treasury inspired by and written using Kim’s wonderful 15 chosen words:

shadow, word, allure, fiber, soul, natural , reflection, black, bold, paper, wing, pearl, geometric, secret, metal

….can you find where each word is embedded in the tale?……..

“the word”

it was her secret
she was never
quite sure
how it happened
but it always began
at midnight

w1

she felt
it’s allure
deep within
her dreams
boldly beckoning
her to wake

w2

upon entering
the library
as the clock
began to toll
she always found
an odd geometric

black
shadow

on the empty page
of an ancient manuscript
the rough texture
of the natural fiber of the paper
reflecting the dark soul
of the night

w3

and when
the clock’s
twelfth
chime
rang out
she felt a
whisper of wind
as if an angel
passed by in flight
its wings a shimmer
of pearly white

w4

and then a subtle
scratching sound
as if a metal quill tip
touched down
upon the page
and the black shadow
faded
away
leaving
a single

word

on the page….

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…..The Weaver Of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDgwMzYyOQ/the-word?ref=pr_treasury

link to the game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16107783/page/1?ref=team_page

link to Kim’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePrivateCollection

 

 

 

 

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New Blog Feature: by Raquel Manuela

I’m so very honored and excited to be featured in Raquel Manuela’s blog post today!

Thank you so very much Raquel! : )

Here’s the link to the post:

http://www.raquelmanuela.com/blog/2015/2/24/maker-susan-jizba-from-the-weaver-of-words

15 words french letter

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