Monday, June 30, 2014

Virtual Touring the Blogland

Hi!  Something a little different--decided to support some fellow bloggers who I know and enjoy.

The first is one who I have "known" virtually for quite some time--Janet Rice Carnahan a fellow poet and artist--and in this process I have found out so much more!  Anyway, she was kind enough to invite me to the tour:
Here she is by one of my favorite places :-)

Here's her bio:
Janet Rice Carnahan, currently living in Southern California, finds her inspiration in nature’s beauty every chance she gets.  Her poetry has been published online in “Jellyfish Whispers”, “Pryokinection”, “Camel Saloon”, “Three Line Poetry”, and “The Mind{less} Muse”.  Two of Janet’s poems were selected for the anthology, “Storm Cycle: The Best of 2013” through “Kind of a Hurricane Press”.  She also contributed poetry to two other anthologies, “Backlit Barbell” and “Prompted: An International Collection of Poems”, where she also received credit for the cover photo and caption.  On her website, Hear Earth Heart, she has self-published four poetry books, “Shadows in the Sanctuary”, “Into the Inner Path”, “The Cosmic Highway” and “Hear Earth Heart, a series of haikus”.

and here's her blog:  she has had an amazing journey and her poems are absolutely wonderful--so please stop by for a visit--you will be glad you did :-)

Part of the process is that I have to answer some questions--I'm feeling a little slumber-partyish about this...

1. What am I currently working on?  
Currently, I'm working on trying to write one poem a week, and visit as many of my fellow poets as possible. I'm also working on my tan, my balance and becoming more graceful in yoga. And breathing as much sea air as possible. 2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Honestly, I see a lot of similarities in many poets and my work. I am free form, and mostly light. My goal is to try and tickle a smile out of my readers, usually. Sometimes the darkness comes and you just have to go with it. Life is like that. 3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Simply, because my head will explode if I avoid the creative voices in my head/heart/feet for too long. I have to release it. Thankfully there are many other creatives in this world/blogosphere who share their talent with me (inspire, delight me) and are generous with their support for my writing as well. 4 How does your writing/creating process work? I'm really enjoying prompts from Poetry Jam; and, and Poets United; however, most of my inspiration hits when doing something mundane, like washing dishes, driving, walking the dogs or extraordinary like hiking in the Sierras, Southwest, or splashing in the sea :-)

And now, for the really fun part!  Here's a new amazing and very creative poet/songwriter to check out :-)

 Susan Schoeffield!

  • Bio:
  • Born, raised and living in Baltimore, MD, Susan’s interest in playing with words began in the 60’s when her ten-year old brain realized her favorite band wrote their own songs. Fascinated by the concept, she started writing her own lyrics. In 2009, she began to focus on her writing in earnest. Over the last several years, she has self-published a mystery novel, a collection of poetry, a haiku collection and a children’s book. She is owned by two cats, a black Labrador and serves at the pleasure of a Basset Hound.

  • For a real treat, run over and visit with Susan at:  

    Happy Touring!


  1. Sara, I always enjoy your poetry and love when you write/share a new poem. Your writing does often tickle a smile, but then again oftentimes beneath the smile is a special kind of depth that only you can give to a subject. Nice post!!

    1. Mary, you are so sweet! Thank you very much, I am very touched and feel blessed to know you. I always enjoy your poetry and the happy place you helped create at Poetry Jam :-)

  2. Ahhh, Sara, a short & sweet stop along the tour! I love what you are currently working on -- sounds like an EXcellent (maybe even doable) plan! And I agree with Mary on your writing. Enjoyed dropping in on your slumber party and looking forward to Susan's stop next week. Now, it's off to Janet' s tour post... :-)

  3. smiles...i hear mundane moments are my ones of greatest inspiration...when i allow the mind to just relax....and cool that you used it to prop up fellow bloggers too....hope you have a good summer...and see you at PJ...smiles.

  4. Great post, Sara, and I understand about the 'slumber party' feeling! Your blog is beautiful and I like your expression of the creative process. Yes, writing light to 'tickle a smile' is truly marvelous and a real delight to read. You're right about the 'darkness' coming in, too, because it is also life. Wonderful to read your words and it looks like you had fun with this project! Way to go, Sara, well done! :)


Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!