The TurnLife turns on cut out heartsThe Turn by DaraGallery
crumbled on the floor
leather scraps and black feathers
The cloud took the form of a man in a wheelchair
as the butterfly landed on your boot
and a wasp on your shirt
It is possible to love too much
You choose not to reveal this
to its object
A gift to make up for the sin
as you plod on
waiting for the next turn
Gossiping Wallflowers (FFM Day 16)Every day, they peel the tape from my eyelids and pry them open for moisturizing drops. It is routine. Tape, drops, sop up the mess with Kleenex, and tape again. Machines bleep around me. The tube in my throat presses tight against muted vocal cords.Gossiping Wallflowers (FFM Day 16) by TwilightPoetess
It's only on Tuesdays I hear the gaudy pastel wallpaper flowers talking. The flash of fluttering pistons and bright green stems imprints on my mind the knowledge that they see all, hear all, know all. Tuesdays. Family day.
"Oh, it's that devil man again," Petunia whispers, her voice puckering in the heavy air. Hers are the most vibrant petals, thriving on the drama and the turmoil. Acting the ringleader, Petunia is the first to know--and the first to spill the beans--about anything that happens in the building.
"Hush, Petunia!" Violet hisses. The bite in her voice surprises me; always shy, she hides herself in the wind. I squint, trying to catch a gl
Delicacies (FFM Day 11)"To Whom it May Concern:Delicacies (FFM Day 11) by TwilightPoetess
There's a footprint on my back that will tell you all you need to know about the local homeowner's association. Paying attention? Good. Let me start at the beginning.
Seven months ago, my wife became pregnant. With two little boys already, we knew our two-bedroom couldn't sustain us much longer. We began looking for something new. Now, you need to understand something. My wife is the sweetest, most normal creature I know...unless she's pregnant. I know what you're thinking. "ALL pregnant women can be terrors, those fluctuating hormones and the back pain alone would..."
No. You aren't understanding.
You see, my wife is an alien. No, I don't mean she's from Cuba or Mexico or Peru. She doesn't have a green card. She isn't here illegally. I mean she's an alien. And when she's pregnant, her old quirks come out. Bright purple scales; long webbed toes; a strange obsession w
My first outing of the season - the NY Capital District Ren Fest (June 14-15) - turned out to be both successful and fun.
I'm very excited about these additional upcoming events:
~ Crazy Race & Festival, Tannersville, NY, Saturday July 26th, 11 AM to 4 PM
~ Medieval Festival 2014 - At Ft. Tryon Park New York
*~*~Kiriban for capturing 38K!! This time around I'm offering points! Screen capture either 38,000 pageviews here on dA or be the 50th person to Like my Facebook business page (link above) and I'll give you 400 dA points. You need to send me a note with the screen capture to get the points. Good luck!*~*~*
I am not taking custom orders at this time due to upcoming events. My available inventory of masks and ornaments can be found here and at my other sites: www.etsy.com/shop/DaraGallery. I'll begin taking orders again in the late summer.
Custom Order Price List:
- Brocade masks: $36-$45, dependent on the cost of the embellishments.
- I can create a less expensive brocade mask for $20 each. It will not have a felt back, layered trims or a handmade fascinator. Contact me for a sample picture.
- Mulberry paper/flower masks, $35 - 37
- Handmade papier mache imp, goblin or bird/feather masks: $60-75 depending on complexity.
- Leather and lace or brocade eye mask - $34 to 40
- Victorian Ornaments: $17.50, multiples - $17 each
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When researching the proper way to sanitize bird feathers I came upon a lot of information - some of it good, some of it not so good and some of it just plain confusing. I have summarized the most useful info here in a blog on the subject: daragallery.wordpress.com/2013…