THANKSGIVING 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

I’ve been unable to post for a while, but will return soon.

Adding a little of my cartoon humor this year…..

 

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ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

THE 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE

DAY # 14 …If you could go anywhere in the world.

I would go to Tokyo, Japan with my husband to visit our son who recently moved there.  The hope, is to go within the next three years.

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I want to take the Bullet Train to see Mt.  Fuji and Lake Ashi.

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I would go to the Ginza Shopping District, the Meiji Shrine, Asakura Temple and take the Tokyo Bay Cruise.

Other interest are Nikko National Park, Tokyo Studio Ghibli Museum, and go on the Tokyo Asakusa Rickshaw Tour.

rickshaws in Toyko, Japan

Of course, during these outings, experience the culture and food.

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 I do not care to have my food “eyeballing” me! 

I plan to take numerous photos and it would be great to take the Photo Tour of Architecture and Streets.

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The one thing that does not interest me is the Tour of Sumo Morning Practice.    sumo

FAVORITE MOVIE

THE 30 ART CHALLENGE

DAY # 9 ….What ‘s your favorite movie?

THE SOUND OF MUSIC…is one of my all time favorite musical drama’s.

Pictures are courtesy of Pixabay.

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It is so heartwarming and I like movies that are based on a real life story.

The music is outstanding and the people playing the parts were well suited for them.  The scenery of Salzbarz is fantastic.

I love this movie so mush, I’ve watched it numerous times over the years.

Favorite animated movie….THE LION KING

Sketched by me 08-2016

                               Tlhe Lion King

A great movie with family drama.

It’s emotional and funny, and I loved the songs. They were very inspiring.

The landscapes are quite remarkable as well.

It is a wonderful animation and a great movie for all ages.

 

 

 

COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT

THE 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE

Day #8 ….What couldn’t you live without?

(some photos….courtesy  of Pixabay)

LOVE, LAUGHTER, JOY….

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MUSIC….

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COLOR….

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ICE CREAM….

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 B   I   R   T   H   D   A   Y’  S  …. 🙂

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                   Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

                         

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKEND AWAY

THE 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE

Day # 3    ………….writing      What are you looking at right now?

Photo..courtesy of Pixaby

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Weekend Away

“What are you looking at right now?”  Nolan asked.

“I thought I saw something over there!”  Rosalena whispered.

“It’s just your imagination. No one’s around here.  I’ll get some firewood before it gets too dark,” he remarked.

Rosalena was looking forward to a quiet weekend with just her and Nolan.  They really needed a weekend away from the hussle and bussle of city life.

She began wondering what was taking Nolan so long and anxious to start preparing their first meal under the stars and in fresh air.

Nolan insisted they spend their first hour fishing so they could have them for dinner. She had never cooked fish over an open fire before.

She heard some noise coming from the area where Nolan was gathering the firewood and thought he was on his way back to their camp.

Several minutes later, he still had not returned and she was getting worried.  She called out to him, but did not get an answer.

Just as she started to go look for him, a strange man emerged from the wooded area carrying Nolan over his shoulder. She gasped at the sight of it and thought he was dead!

The strange man was very tall and muscular.  He went straight to the tent without saying a word and placed Nolan on a cot.

Rosaleana immediately rushed over to Nolan, but the man pushed her away and told her to leave him alone.  Then, he ordered her to sit outside while he took charge of cooking the fish.

She tried to run for help while the man was busy cooking, but he caught her and tied her to a chair.

When the fish were cooked he proceeded to eat them while she stared in horror.  He ate so fast and barely chewed before swallowing.

She heard dogs barking and it sounded like they were coming in the direction of the camp.

The man looked at her and said “those are my dogs and they will be here soon.”

Minutes later, three dogs came rushing towards the camp followed by several forest rangers.

The rangers immediately surrounded the man and handcuffed him. He did  not resist.

She learned that he had escaped from a nursing home and it was the second time he had done that.

Nolan suffered from a concussion after being hit on the head.

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

 

 

WHO ARE YOU?

UNCHARTED

THE 30 DAY ART CHALLENGE!

https://unchartedblogdotorg.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/its-a-challenge/

August…Day #1          Who Are You?

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Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Sister-In-Law, Aunt, Cousin,Friend

I’m a person with many passions. Here is a snapshot of some of mine…..

WRITING  (I write …mostly fictional stories)

Writing Pen

ART   (sketching, painting, crafts..big & small)

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Reflection painting                         Large bottle red

Gazebo..built 1986 by Jessie gazebo              Joker game board  joker board

HORSEBACK RIDING Favorite HorsesRibbons Won

MUSIC   …favorites     Caffee Concerto Ensemble by: Jules Massenet, Canon in D Major by: Mainz Chamber Orchestra, Guntor Kehr and Johln Pachelbel,  Alibis by Tracy Lawrence,  Reason’s For The Tears I Cry  by: Vince Gill  The Prayer  By: Carole Bayer and Andrea Bocelli

MOVIES…favorites    Sound Of Music, Pretty Woman, Flash Dance, Ghost, Grease, Gone With The Wind, Ben Hur, The Lion King

SOCIAL LIFE

I believe you can have fun at any age!

Halloween                                     Easter

Halloween Fun 2014  Easter Fun 2015

4th of July Fun 2015   4th  of July, 2015

BOOKS….Pride And Prejudice by: Elizabeth Bennett, Atlas Shrugged by: Ian Ryan, Oliver Twist by: Charles Dickens, The Diary Of A Young Girl by Ann Frank, The Thorn Birds by: Colleen McCullough

TRAVEL   …..Hawaii  In Hawaii 2014Lava in Hawaii..2014                    2014-11-27 20.38.48

 

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DANCING  ….Line Dancing,  (a choregraphted dance with a repeated sequence of steps in which a group of people dance in rows executing the steps at the same time.   Cha-Cha-Cha, (rhythmic dance with slow and energetic movements) Dancing to music of the top 40 from 1952 to present day.

What I believe:

You can learn warmth from peoples coldness, love from aloofness, honesty from lies, trust from mistrust, compassion for those who hurt you, personal responsibility from those always blaming others.

You will find strength and character on your journey of life.  You must work at these to get to where you want to be.

If something in your life needs fixing…fix it!  If you can’t or choose not to, then let it go and move on.

IT TAKES THE SAME AMOUNT OF ENERGY TO BE HAPPY THAT IT DOES TO BE SAD.  IT JUST USES DIFFERENT MUSCLES.

A WAY TO CELEBRATE

Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Week of 07-19 through 0-25-2016

 

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by TJ Paris. Thank you TJ!

A Way To Celebrate

“Dylan, look at the beautiful lantern,” Abby beamed with excitement.

“Yes!  Maybe we can use some when we have our family reunion.”

“China lanterns originated in China about 1800 years ago during the Western Han Dynasty,”  Dylan added.

“Each year during the Lantern Festival people hang up red lanterns to create a festive atmosphere because they are a symbol of reunion. The flashing lights represent peace and prosperity.”

“They will be perfect for our family reunion,”  Abby said.

Dylan added, “The frame fabricated from bamboo, wood, cotton and steel wire.  The shade  made from semi-transparent paper or silk. “

“The lanterns add light and atmosphere to the night.”

Dylan and Abby decorated their porch-deck with beautiful decorated lanterns for their family reunion.

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Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved

SURPRISED

The opening sentence for the May 19th Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: “This can’t be that hard.” Please use this sentence (or this thought) somewhere in your flash.

https://pixabay.com/en/people-boy-music-brown-finger-arm-316500/

piano

SURPRISED

Ethan loved to listen to piano music.  He told his dad that he would be playing the piano one day.

His dad always encouraged him  to try new things, but this time there was no support from his dad.

Ethan wondered why his dad felt that way.  After all, he figured it couldn’t be that hard to do.

However, he was fortunate to receive support and encouragement from his mother.  She secretly arranged for him to take piano lessons.

After a year of piano lessons, Ethan and his mother decided to surprise his dad.

She persuaded his dad to go to a piano concert and that was the night his dad found out about Ethan’s piano lessons.

Ethan was so excited, and he played a beautiful song. It was one of his dad’s favorites.

His dad was so surprised and proud of Ethan and he had tears in his eyes when he hugged and congratulated him.

Ethan could not see his dad’s tears, since he was blind, but he felt them drop on his shirt as his dad hugged him.

Words (175)

Copyright © 2016 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved