Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, February 29, 2016

A Tale of Women

Imagine the combining of two super blog memes in one?

Photo credit, Fresh Paint by Hy Mayer

I'm joining with Alan and Tess and all their 
followers with a bit of artsy cheer!

Welcome to



From all the women
before us
way back in the day 
long, long before now.

They say

all have 
eyes in the back
of our heads
All the better to see you with.

We also
carry upon our back
our very own 
painter's palette

All the more to adore you with

painting by Cesar Santos

Women are strong

Photo credit here from the Library of Congress

determined, devoted and articulately driven.

We women
will share our heart and souls
barefooted or not.
All the better to care for those loved 
by women 
yesterday, today and tomorrow.

We women
live by our art
and work our fingers to the bone
feeding our hunger 
or creativeness.

A women's art studio by day
is where she lives
by evening end.
It's where she plays
and lives wholeheartedly.

Whatever you do, be different.
Just be yourself, there is no one better.
Maya Angelou

Take good care of you!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, great post and images. Sometimes I wish I had eyes in the back of my head. I love the last quote. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

TexWisGirl said...

you are a strong woman. :)

Jeanie said...

What a great combo post -- and wonderful images, perfect words. Very nice indeed.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Great post, Karen.

Debbie said...

we have come a long way....i wonder why we were not always equals!!!

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

Great idea and interesting photos.

Cloudia said...

You made me proud, girl!

Little Nell said...

Nice tribute! All the better to adore you with - that’ll be the menfolk then :)

RedPat said...

A great post, Karen!

Elephant's Child said...


Aurora Hylton said...

Thank you for this wonderful poem. It is amazing and distressing that our foolish society insists on seeing women as "second best" in these modern times.

Sandra said...

beautiful work and pics!

Truedessa said...

A woman of strength carrying that palette she can change the scene...color her day differently...

Gail said...

I could not/would argue with you...wonderful post.

Kutamun said...

Some sage advice !

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

A great compilation of women!

Katherine said...

A wonderful celebration of women ... wonderful!