Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Creativity and a small stone

Yesterday I was one of three judges
who had to judge wearables,
on their creativity,
at the fair in a nearby town.
It was the second round of judging,
as construction had already been judged.
All the wearables were
made by 3rd graders
up through 12th grade.
Of course it was divided up
into different catagories
and different age groups
Sometimes judging
on creativity alone
is a difficult thing.
I was blown away
by the talent
of such young people.

What does being
mean to you?


Fiona Robyn,
the originator of
a River of Small Stones,
"A small stone is
a polished moment
of paying proper attention."

My 'stone' photo...
This photo was taken on Cape Cod National Seashore.
The beach is covered with small stones.

I mentioned before that
my stones do not necessarily
relate to my stone photos.
The small stones that I write
are from observations
made here at home,
on a daily basis.

My small stone for today...

Noble live oak,
winter green and full,
acorns have fallen
to its base,
adorning the shadow quilt
of speckled light,
on saplings
wee and delicate.

To read more small stones
click on a River of Stones
in my sidebar.

Savor the Day!


Anonymous said... favorite place in the world in that photo, Cape Cod. :)

Deborah said...

Great quote! I'm also really enjoying these small stones!

Clare Wassermann said...

I do like the idea of your stones. I am starting to collect little houses - America seems to have little ones - very hard to find in the UK! Thanks for your message on my blog xx

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I am beginning to realize that you are writing a book that begs to be created and illustrated. Beautiful. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

MorningAJ said...

"adorning the shadow quilt" That's gorgeous.

Yvonne said...

Thanks to all of you who like my small stones. :)

EMM said...

I'm really enjoying following your stones!