170216 Magnetic Poetry

Internal gifts of moments
stretch through you
from time to forever
to never again.

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I will also write out my refrigerator poetry by the pictures, since sometimes I can’t find all the words I want to use.  To learn more about the beginning of this process for me visit the first of my magnetic poetry posts.  For more poetry posts visit Poetry under the Projects tab of this site.

This first one encompasses the first four pictures so I will transcribe it here:

Internal gifts of moments

stretch through you

from time to forever

to never again.

And every minute is a deposit,

a correspondence,

an order to rebel against the faithless swarm

who are beaten and lost.

You are the one

who can remind them

that power lives in moments,

real and imagined.

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This next poem had a few different endings and includes the next three pictures:

vanish

and

appear

amid the stars

in the midnight sky

nearby.

flood me

with the right

soft

search

light

that i may see

my

destiny.

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and the last one for this round is simple:

ask the absurd

supply the response

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170215 More Movement Yogi Style

This is a yoga video that shows using a soft support to ease yoga moves for doing headstands, forward folds and poses on the back. It also shows how to easily get into wall poses

Movement is still the thing I am most hesitant to share and possibly the most self critical creative task I have taken on.  On Wednesday I did a variety of filming, some yoga and some dance.  I think the yoga is less scary to share because it’s slower paced.  Even though I may not have it all down, I figure that’s relatable for other people out there.  At least I’m doing it.  When it comes to dancing though I’m not sure if I’m just being repetitive, so I will probably have to be more confident that a dance video is good before I share.  For now I will just cross my fingers and keep practicing and taping sometimes.

So the only video I’m sharing for this session (out of the 6+ sessions I taped) is yoga focused.  This is a yoga video that shows using a soft support to ease yoga moves for doing headstands, forward folds and poses on the back.  It also shows how to easily get into wall poses.  This is my first time adding in some music dubbed over that was offered on You Tube, so it’s just in the beginning.  I have to learn if I can add in more clips if the first isn’t long enough to last for the whole film.

Cherry Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Personally I was happy to drain the juices off and make a little cherry juice/ fireball cocktail to drink while I was baking.

I have never made cupcakes before… which I decided after having made these is a true shame.  Cupcakes are so awesome and that paper cup is such a perfect vessel to get the chocolatey goodness to school or work without a mess.

We luckily still have some cherries in the freezer from our picking spree in Montana this fall, and I pulled out a bag to make a cherry pie.  But I also wanted to make an easy treat to share with our neighbors who helped dislodge my car from the snowbank the other morning!  So with the left over cherries I decided to make some cherry chocolate cupcakes.  My mom has a recipe I used last time I tried to make cherry chocolate cake, but we weren’t thrilled with the results. So this time I decided to try another recipe I like and just give it a cherry/ chocolate chip twist and see what would happen.  I also happened to have bought the cutest cupcake paper cups at the craft store (which is so unlike me that if my friends read this they will probably think I’ve been abducted).  So I decided CUPCAKES!

I didn’t want the cherries to burn, so I poured each cup half full of batter, threw in 2-4 pitted cherries and a few choc. chips. Then I put in more batter to fill the cup 3/4th fill and added a few more chocolate chips on top.

They are disappearing fast, but here’s how I made them:

Quick Chocolate Cake:

Mix dry ingredients:

3 C flour       2t baking soda       1 t salt     1C sugar     1C brown sugar    1/2C cocoa powder

Add:

1t vanilla     3/4C coconut oil      2C cold water

blend well and then see above (below the pictures) to add cherries and chocolate chips into the batter in muffin cups to prevent burning.  I was using frozen cherries, so I drained off all the juices after they thawed, and again after pitting.  I’m not sure how differently this recipe would behave if you tried to use all the juices as well.  Personally I was happy to drain the juices off and make a little cherry juice/ fireball cocktail to drink while I was baking.

Voila, enjoy!