Ways to motivate ourselfs? – BayArt

What normally happens is we set goals and then procrastinate, especially with me. So you write down a to do list of what you would like to achieve…and again and again!  What’s the problem?  Why are us humans so good at written our goals or lists yet neveror  for the most part don’t come up…

Source: Ways to motivate ourselfs?  – BayArt


Photo Challenge #161

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Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.


If you are an artist or photographer, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

Please credit the artist!

When you’re done, TAG the post Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. Also don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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Color Your World – Maroon

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The Color your World challenge will run January through April, for 120 days, with a new Crayola color topic posting each day. Join in daily, or post at your leisure.

Enter your photos, drawings, quotes, poems, stories, anything, as long as it is inspired by the color of the day.

Since this is a daily challenge, I will not have time to compile a link list daily for participant entries, however, (1) tag your post #cyw or #coloryourworld so others can follow along in the reader, (2) share your link in the comment section of each color post and (3) sign up on the home page. When you fill out the form on the home page, a link to your blog will be added at the bottom of that post – that way other participants can find all your challenge posts.

View all challenge prompt posts here.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Fisheye

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Part III: People, Places & Things

If you want to share a literal image of the actual word, do that. But if you’d rather play with word association, post something that reminds you of the specific word, or something you use the word for, do so. It only has to make sense to you. Have fun and keep on photographing!

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This week’s word is Fisheye! Don’t forget to check out Color your World as well, posting daily January – April.

To participate:

  • Create a new post on your blog titled “One Word Photo Challenge: Fisheye”
  • Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme
  • Tag your post with “One Word Photo Challenge” so that others can find your contribution
  • Comment here with the link to your post or include a pingback to this post in your response
  • Have fun!

Links to your contribution will be shared on the next week’s post.


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Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

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Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

12 ounces fresh rhubarb, chopped (3 cups)
8 ounces fresh strawberries, chopped (2 cups)
1/2 cup strawberry jam
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
Shortbread cookies (optional)

In a medium bowl stir together rhubarb, strawberries, and strawberry jam. Let mixture stand at room temperature while preparing cream cheese mixture.
Direction: Cheesecake Cream

In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until sugar is dissolved.
While beating on medium speed, gradually add whipping cream. Beat until mixture is light and fluffy.
Layer about 1/2 cup each fruit mixture and Cheesecake Cream into eight 8-oz. canning jars.
Serve right away or cover and chill up to 24 hours. Serve with shortbread cookies, if desired.


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