Although I haven’t been very visible on Green Velvet lately, I promise I’m here, hanging around in the background.  I’ve been very busy learning more about digital art and even a little web design.  You might have noticed I’m showing off a few new visuals to the right.  Fun!  But don’t be too impressed.  It took me all of 6 months to figure some of this out . . .

I’ve also been on some wonderful poetry adventures.  I’ve met so many amazing and talented people lately.  Amazing people you ask?  Who?

Even if you’re not a poetry fanatic, I promise, you could use a little Poem Elf in your life.  She has a wonderful collection of poetry and an even more wonderful way of sharing it with others.  At least take a peek at her fun blog header!  Do it!  I especially enjoyed her post re: Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays.  Beautiful.  In these hard times, I pray that people appreciate and support those leaders who serve us in “love’s austere and lonely offices”.  (Hmmm . . . yes I’m a Wisconsinite who fully supports our Governor Walker as he works to save our teachers’ jobs.  Not pleasant but necessary.)

Carys at Rockpool Poetry not only writes beautiful poetry, she knows her stuff in the poetic form department.  She even divvies up her poems in categories such as Cinquain, Sonnets, Couplets, etc.  She also has fun with form in her poetry.  I am in awe.  This is definitely not my strength.  I’v studied poetry on my own for most of my life and I will never, ever have the patience or discipline to write (or even remember) any strict form other than haiku.

Geraldine at My Poetic Path  not only writes lovely poetry and keeps a couple of other fun blogs, she inspired me to add my coming of age photo to this blog.  I am not a beauty queen, but I am filled with 50 years of beauty (well, distressed beauty, but that is the best kind).  She also has a very nice list of writing resource links.  She also knits.  See Veggies, Yarns & Tails.  Her red shrug is to die for!

And for you techies or wanna-be techies and/or blog starters:  Check out Web Treats for some delectable vintage wallpapers and graphics.  All free beauty!