Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Open Link Monday with Magaly

I love red

Crimson is one of the reasons why I get so absolutely excited about the Winter Solstice. In North America, the holly bush gets decked up in bright berries. Most stores, streets and homes in New York City go red and glitter crazy this time of the year.

While flying around some of my friends’ cyber-homes, looking for red and fun, I ran into this lady:
“Red Riding Hood” herself, crafted by the gifted Rhissanna Dollmaker. I’ve admired Rhissanna’s dolls for some time. I love the detailed work, the way the artist shares the process over at her blog… When it comes to the wee lady above, I love the dress, the smirk on her face, and the red cape; the basket, with its miniature goodies, is also a real treat.
I hope everyone has a great week. I wish you find a little something you enjoy to look at… Please link a poem for us to delight in. As always, for Open Link Monday, you choose the theme, publication date and everything else. Share your word-yum and visit other word lovers.  

12 comments:

Björn Rudberg said...

I love all bright colors.. the more the merrier.. but I still end up dressing in black...

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

Feliz Monday. i dress in different colors to energize myself.

Susan said...

Can't believe it's already Monday of the lst week of November! In your honor Magaly, I'll wear something very colorful today,

manicddaily said...

Ha! I am laughing at Bjorn's comment. As a New Yorker, I've worn black for years, but I am expanding my spectrum lately with quite a bit more color! I feel very odd when I wear it but everyone always likes it and, honestly, why not have the fun?

But it is hard if you are used to black black black. I am hoping to post a very short sketch today--prose rather than poem--if that is okay. Thanks. k.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The dolls are amazing - and such an interesting blog to browse through! Thanks for sharing Magaly and Rhissanna.

Marian said...

Monday! & this mama gots her red dress on, even before i saw your prompt, Magaly :) good morning!

Cara H said...

What a beautiful doll! I'd love to have one.

Magaly Guerrero said...

@manicddaily, I'm the New Yorker who fills the subway and streets with bright colors. When I taught, the color mania was contagious--my students would come to class in bright reds, intense blues and greens that made the eye think of young tealeaves. But the New Yorker always shines through, so I tend to default to red and black, lol!

@Everyone, I so happy to see red dancing everywhere! ♥

Justin Lamb said...

Looking forward to reading some good poetry today. Happy Monday, everyone.

Timoteo said...

A little something on the lighter side for you this morning, Toads!

Susie Clevenger said...

Amazing doll! I hope everyone has a good week!

Björn Rudberg said...

Maybe Stockholm thinks that it's New York.. but black is the preferred color for all here...