Monday, August 02, 2010

WeekWord: Balance


Hennie Mavis over at Runs Rampant tagged me to be the host of this week's WeekWord. I was a newbie, last week, but I am going to give it a try.

Balance is this week's WeekWord. (I hope no one has used it lately). Balance is something I seek in my life, something we need, something with lots of possibilities. I googled images for balance just to see what was out there and was pleased and astounded by all the possibilities. I haven't done any art, poetry, prose or photos on the topic in a while, so it will give me something to think about this week.

The post with the links is here.  Please add any comments or links to that post now if you would like to play along with art, photos, poems, stories, etc. Like Hennie, I will give you until midnight Friday to post. LET ME KNOW below, and I will do a second post Saturday morning and post the links to everyone's entries.  I am willing to add you in later, but I can't guarantee absolute promptness doings so.

I had another image I was going to use of a large water droplet poised and balanced on the end of a leaf, but I've misplaced it. (If I find it again, I may post it later). This is a bat, balanced by a single toe on a swaying branch. (Click image to view larger)


Here is my first "entry," which is an update/remake of a prior work I did called "Hung in the Balance, Collateral Damage." (I will do something totally brand new (for me)("nothing new under the sun"), hopefully, by Friday.) In this work, I was OUTRAGED that the military refers to the death or injury of civilians during war as "collateral damage." HUMAN LIVES! People, like you and me. :-(



(Click image to view larger.) This image is kind of cluttered, noisy, but I guess that's how I imagine war.

19 comments:

henniemavis said...

I'm in. Not in balance, certainly, but in for the word "balance" & this week's game anyway.

Nice kick-off with your images! Didn't know bats could have such cute faces :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yay! I am so glad you are playing along! I will be eager to see what you do! :-D Welcome aboard, and thanks for choosing me to host this week.

I've already started a prose piece. I have a feeling that the people playing along on this Meme aren't interested in prose pieces, they want something faster. but that's OK, I'll hopefully do both.

Christine E-E said...

When is the post deadline? I'm pretty sure I can participate this week...
anyway - I'm always out of balance - ha! eating too much; not getting enough sleep; getting too much sleep - gosh - it's challenging to get balance....
great word...
chris

Elisabeth said...

I´m in!

Kirstin said...

I'm going to try. Not a lot of balance going on this week though so may be difficult to squeeze in something creative.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Christine, Elisabeth and Kirsten, so glad you are in!!!

Hope you can find the time to play along.

The deadline is midnight Friday or anytime before Saturday morning--or I can always add you late.

The lack of balance in my life is one of the reasons I chose the word, LOL!

Ecobatt said...

Count me in Mary! I LOVE your bat as I have studied bats for the last 6 years in the field :) I'll definitely try to be a good girl and on time this week-balance is my goal for the day :)

merrytait said...

Hi Ecobatt! Are you a biologist? I am. I have lots of pictures from bat studies from when I was a grad student--not mine, as I studied the behavior of free-ranging horses. But some of my classmates and professors were studying bats. What bas do you study?

Peggy Fussell said...

Very cute bat! I'm sad that I can't play along this week. My work/play life is way out of balance. Too many work deadlines. The crazy coincidence is that one of my assignments is to draw an antique scale... the kind that has two pans suspended from a balance!! I look forward to seeing what everyone else come up with!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I will add you in later if you want to post your work scale. :-d

Veja cecilia said...

I will play with you!

S.E.Minegar said...

count me in!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! Welcome to the WeekWord for the week! Thank you for playing, Veja cecilia and S.E.Minegar.

I'll be looking for your links tomorrow.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Or Saturday morning.

junebug said...

I would like to play along. :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! Welcome! :-D

Glad to have you aboard!

hanna-happenings said...

hi Mary, count me in too!

Christine E-E said...

I posted!!!
B-A-L-A-N-C-E while traveling is difficult!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OK, I got you both, thank you! :-D

NICE WORK!