This week’s Poetry Book Wednesday feature is Altars & Avatars. It is the sixteenth book in the “A to Z” poetry books as well as my twenty-second published book. Altars & Avatars was released yesterday, February 12, 2019. Several of its poems can be read through https://words-scribbled.com/books/altars-avatars/.
One hundred poems scripted onto this paper altar in exaltation of hidden potential – gods known and unknown, holy and unholy – within all creations.
Altars & Avatars is available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1502756927 Kindle – $2.99 and Paperback – $9.99.
The other 21 of my currently published poetry books and numerous chapbooks can also be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/default/e/B00AOVY2K4/.
This week’s bead mosaic is Castle & Carriage I.
The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box was painted with violet soft body acrylic base color with a pearlescent pink acrylic ink overlay. It features resin Castle and Carriage charms within a landscape of glass beads and flowers. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant.
It has been an odd two weeks. Very busy as I finished up and prepared Altars & Avatars for release next week. The preparations became consuming of my time as I also battled a fibromyalgia flare-up which intensified on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. But all of that pales in comparison to last Thursday. Last Thursday…
Last Thursday, Jan. 31st, was an absolutely horrific day for Anubis. While I was out running an errand and an impromptu coffee shop writing session, Anubis had what appears to be a stroke. He was fine when I left around 6:30am. When I returned about 90 minutes later, he was a very different cat. He was really struggling to be mobile, to do things. It was extremely unsettling for both of us. He spent the day sleeping – mostly on me once he figured out how to get his limbs into a comfortable position – and as evening approached, he started to become more functional and started eating and drinking.
By Friday, he had resumed purring, grooming, moving around without limping. By Saturday afternoon, he started jumping up into the living room window and getting into things as he normally likes to do. The stroke did take a long-term toll on him.
While he is mostly back to normal, there are moments where he hits a mental glitch and he acts out of character. Random acts of aggression, momentary confusion about what he’s doing, slow response time to stimuli such as me calling his name, and the occasional limp to a limb.
I love my feline overlord immensely. I feel horrible that he’s going through this. I also feel horrible about me feeling like I am living with a stranger sometimes because his glitches make him such a different feline.
We’re learning to adapt. It is a slow process.
Truth in the deceit
Laid to waste by
Doubt I could not replace
By midnight coming to
A million pieces like
Stars above I become
Blind to the plight of
As minutes tick away
Promised the sky so
High above to be warmed
By truth in the deceit
Laid to waste by
Doubt you did not take
By midnight coming to
A million pieces
This week’s art piece is When Ink Bleeds. It is a 4 inch by 12 inch rectangular stretched canvas with acrylic inks and the edges were done in soft body acrylic paint. This piece was an experiment with four different acrylic ink application techniques.
When Ink Bleeds is currently available for sale. $30 with free shipping within the United States. If you are interested in purchasing When Ink Bleeds, please contact me.
This week’s Poetry Book Wednesday feature is Ink & Ice. It is the third book in the “A to Z” poetry books as well as my eight published book. Ink & Ice was published on June 11, 2013. Several of its poems can be read through https://words-scribbled.com/books/ink-ice/.
Where the ink travels, I follow. Follow through realms of dreams, demons, music, thought, and demigods. Stringing verses together in order to find a way home when the ice melts.
Ink & Ice is available through Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ink-Ice-N-L-Riviezzo/dp/1490364161 Kindle – $2.99 and Paperback – $9.99. The other 21 of my currently published poetry books and numerous chapbooks can also be found on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/default/e/B00AOVY2K4/
This week’s bead mosaic is Aquarius. Aquarius is represented by Air and the color blue. The color yellow represents Air and the metal swirls were chosen to represent the movement of air.
The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box was painted with light blue soft body acrylic. It features metal elements and citrine gemstones within assorted blue, yellow, and cream-colored glass beads. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant. Aquarius is currently available for purchase. The price is $20 USD (includes shipping within the USA). If you are interested in obtaining Aquarius, please contact me.