RWPE #24 – Colorful

COLORFUL did light the imaginations of several people. Here are this week’s submissions:

Christopher D. Bennett

Dawn Krause of Impassioned Versifier

Debra Krause

Julie Johnson of The Joy is in the Journey

Justin Whitaker of American Buddhist Perspective

Mike Vest of Waxen Media

Dawn’s Poem


Brighter thoughts fill the mind
Happiness feels sublime
Heartstrings begin to bind

Pink of admiration
Journey to destination
Welcome inspiration

Passion red fills the soul
Overflowing empty hole
Giving back what it stole

Yellow hope of sunshine
Making clouds worth our time
Every sunset feels fine

Blue of clear brighter sky
Natural love flying high
Take a deep breathe and sigh

Lavender enchantment
Whispers of contentment
Dancing with enthrallment

World becoming rainbow
Sets complexion aglow
As warmth and feeling flow

The Random Generator has been primed, fired up and it has spit out this week’s theme:


Now those of you that are observant will note that in the Photography 139 Artistic Gallery there is a Still Life Album. The truth is that by the strictest definition of the term, most of the stuff in there isn’t really STILL LIFE. It is mostly just stuff that is leftover that doesn’t belong in the albums: Flora, Fauna or Sapiens.

A good definition of STILL LIFE photography comes from Wikipedia:

Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, most typically a small grouping of objects. Still life photography, more so than other types of photography, such as landscape or portraiture, gives the photographer more leeway in the arrangement of design elements within a composition. The still life photographer makes pictures rather than takes them.

I admit that last sentence sounds like it was written by a still life photographer, but you get the point.

Here are a few examples that fit the basic mold:

Piano Ruins

Toast 'Em

Hearts Beat High with Joy Alternate

Weekly Photo Challenge Plant Alternates

Of course, no reason to be too literal with the theme.

In an unrelated final note, there was some curiosity about the gargoyles in the Journal Entry Slice of Life Vol. 2. I have done a little bit of research into that house and I have posted that information in the Comments section of that journal entry:

Slice of Life Vol. 2

Good luck with STILL LIFE and I look forward to seeing the submissions!

6 thoughts on “RWPE #24 – Colorful”

  1. I love that you stuck the Ghetto Pop-Tarts in there. 🙂

    These are all lovely. The “color” theme had so much creativity in it.

  2. It saddens me that you can so easily be fooled by the soft bigotry of a price tag.

  3. I prefer to look at it as that I am more supporting their socialist, equal distribution of frosting. I also grew up with my parents mixing the spaghetti sauce in with the noodles so that everyone got equal shares, which one of our coworkers once told me was “communist spaghetti.” I’m okay with that.

  4. I didn’t know that Sarah Palin used to work here? Or are there other people out there that don’t actually understand the definition of socialism? Or communism for that matter?

    I don’t deny that the prison slave labor that makes Pop Tarts does a wonderful job of making sure that the frosting is very evenly distributed. Of course, if they are to err on the side of the customer, they are no doubt summarily executed by the evil monolithic corporation that employs them.

    I’ll take my breakfast pastry made with love not with tyranny.

  5. I’m pretty sure “made with love, not with tyranny” would be a good slogan for Toast ‘Ems. Maybe it would make people forget the fact that their strawberry ooze just isn’t as good as that of Pop Tarts… (I don’t know what else to call the stuff in the middle.)

  6. Actually, Toast ‘Ems don’t have ooze they have filling, but I’m sure Tartheads need a more elaborate term for what is in their breakfast pastry since they are more interested in how a breakfast pastry helps their social standing, rather than getting the superior product.

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