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Happy Valentine’s to my Friends

Visions of Valentines and Love

Visions of Valentines and Love


   Inspired by Viv and her poem about love, I decided to share this photo with you. It’s in keeping with the theme everywhere this week as we lead up to February 14th. Not everyone appreciates or celebrates the day, but I hope you enjoy the photo.

   We saw this wall display in a mask maker’s shop in Florence. It was too big and delicate to bring home, so I brought back this photo instead. Captured through glass to his window display. December, 2006.


February 9, 2009 Posted by | Art, culture, fun, life, love, photography, travel, Valentines | 4 Comments

Bubble Boy – 12 –

Bubble Boy - 12 - , by Miki

Bubble Boy - 12 - , by Miki

(Original German Version)

(Bubble Boy – 1 –)     (Bubble Boy – 11 –)

This is when he noticed that something weird was happening to him: suddenly his hands became bigger, his arms became bigger, his feet, his legs, his whole body, so big that it was bumping everywhere against the surface of the bubble and there was hardly any room left inside.
Bub tried to free himself from the thin elastic skin and eventually the soap bubble burst.!

What had happened really?

The thing was such: our impatient little Witch who could not wait to practise her conjuring art on the Crystal ball has simply forgotten to double check in her Big Magic Manual the exact instructions on how to deal with a Crystal ball. In particular she had forgotten that one of the most important and basic requirements of successful Crystal Ball Conjuring was a full moon, and she had not noticed that this was not the case anymore!

On top of that, of course , her Crystal ball was not a real one, but a soap bubble, and one can easily imagine that conjuring art applied to a soap bubble would bring different results, can’t one? But Barbra didn’t know that this was a soap bubble, and as she remembered the thing with the full moon, it was a little bit too late to conjure back the terrible effects of her mistake…

(next instalment on Thursday 12th February 2009)

By Miki

February 9, 2009 Posted by | Art, books, Cafe L'Arte, Cafe Literati, children, fun, humor, life, love, Miki's Paintings, Miki's Tale Bubble Boy | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I took the plunge…

After dithering about this for weeks, I finally took the plunge and started a blog. I am not sure why, really, but I’m still dithering over stuff like links and so on, not being used to doing this sort of thing. I hope you will pop over and have a look from time to time. I’ll still be here; I just thought I would branch out a little….  

It’s called Zen and the Art of Tightrope walking, and has little to do with either subject. This (I hope!) is the link.

Looking forward to seeing people


February 9, 2009 Posted by | personal, random, writing | , | 11 Comments