One day, I just had to write a funny almost true story

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It was the Summer of 2011 and I was preparing for the annual Barbadian festival known as NIFCA (the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts).  I was running out of time.  What should I write about?  No ideas for poetry or prose were forthcoming for days on end but then late one night I had a “my son Nathan” thought and the words leapt from my head into my fingertips and onto my laptop screen.

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WordPress Photo Challenge: Wall

WordPress Photo Challenge

Wall: Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you.

These shots were taken at the Best Western Hotel during a business trip and illustrate the skill which exists in Haiti.

As you will see Haitians are very creative people who love displaying their work (all of it crafted from recyclable materials) over as much wall space as possible.

Haitian art on the restaurant walls
Haitian art on the restaurant walls
Close up 'fork and spoon' masks
Close up ‘fork and spoon’ masks
Beautiful - check what this painting is made of before looking at the label in the photo blow
Beautiful – check what this painting is made of before looking at the label in the photo blow
Bet you would never have guessed!
Bet you would never have guessed!
Mirror trimmed with twigs from tree branches next to the flat screen TV
Mirror trimmed with twigs from tree branches next to the flat screen TV
Picture which welcomes me as I enter my room
Picture which welcomes me as I enter my room
Wall art gracing the walls of the Best Western Premier hotel lobby
Wall art gracing the walls of the Best Western Premier hotel lobby

 

What’s on your wall? Leave a comment and tell us 🙂

Weekly photo challenge: Works of Art – even edible!

When is something considered art? And how do we as individuals define a work as art?  Is it a physical picture painted on a canvas or is it the creative use of materials to present a thought? Continue reading Weekly photo challenge: Works of Art – even edible!