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Just before Christmas I ordered the Plum Tree Books New Poem Card Collection.

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Card Collection!

card poem collection

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To back up a little I joined a very intellectual, intelligent, artistic group of musicians, poets, artist, writers, authors, editors, publishers, producers the whole gamut. Now Imagine my surprise, I; yes me; was accepted into this elite group of people from all parts of the world called The Plum Tree.

It is amazing, humbling, stretching, out of the box, out of the comfort zone group – Plum Tree.
Check out The  Plum Tree  website to get a picture of the the talent that is offered.

To order the Poem Card Collection here.
Niamh Clune is the founder of The Plum Tree/Books, an award-winning social entrepreneur, an environmental campaigner and a singer/songwriter.

Niamh Clune  of Plum Tree Books started a New Poem Card Collection for purchasing. On each card an artist within the group has their work displayed.

These cards come with attachable poems [written by Niamh Clune] and are unique! Some wonderful artists, including Marta Pelrine Bacon, Maria Antonietta Terrana, Cher Duncombe and Susie Bertie whose images captured and displayed talent. All of these ladies donated works to auction for the Song Of Sahel earlier in the year.

Imagine a copy of such fantastic artwork within my hands. I was so excited I did not want to let them go.

What does a person do when you cannot purchase original works of art?
I thought I would do a collage and order more cards to give to friends, family, neighbors and people for birthdays, thank you’s and celebrations.

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I did not do my traditional retro style of collage. I was a little more reserved because I wanted the artwork to remain mostly intact so my collage was a little conservative.

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Here is the artists’ work. To check their website please click their name.


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Art by Maria Antonietta Terrana Poem by Niamh Clune if stars were thanks for all you do a universe I’de give to you.

Garden Window

Art by Maria Antonietta Terrana Poem by Niamh Clune I’ll be your hope, when light is gone, a gentle friend to call upon

Spell Tree

Art by Marta Pelrine Bacon
Poem by Niamh Clune I’ll grow a tree just for you with diamonds on and chocolates too and tell the silver moon to cast a light upon you, unsurpassed, on all you see on all you be beneath my sparkle shiny tree

Bunny Wisdom

Art by Marta Pelrine-Bacon
Poem by Niamh Clune One day when you’re as big as me, you’ll eat the apple from the tree and knowledge will be yours to taste in life, and love, and work, or waste But one thing you should not ignore, my heart is always at the core.


Jym

Art by Susie Bertie Poem by Niamh Clune My love is the diamond that shines for you.


Autumn Reflections

Art by Cher Duncombe
another website
https://plus.google.com/101869607345343493021#101869607345343493021/posts

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Thanks for reading my bLoG!

Press Release

There are those who have;

those who have not,

those who dream;

those who do not,

those who consume world resources;

those who have nothing,

those who complain about rain;

those who die for rain… …

Plum Tree Books, a new on-line Internet Publishing Company, sent out this call to artists, poets, musicians, writers and photographers to send in submissions for Song Of Sahel (SOS). The project aims to bring creative voices together from across the world to participate in an on-line event hosted on 15th September.

Poems, songs, story, photographs, art and music are being donated to raise funds and awareness for the crisis facing Sahel. These will be published on Amazon in a new, multi-media kindle.

Says spokeswoman and founder of Plum Tree Books, Dr, Niamh Clune, “How do we show solidarity for other human beings confronting starvation, displacement, disease and death? How do we show solidarity for children who will never grow properly, whose bones will be deformed because of malnutrition, whose future will be stolen by starvation, whose budding intelligence will be arrested, nipped in the bud, denied by intervening circumstance?

How do we tell them the world cares, that we are not too wrapped up in our own business to spare a thought for them?

We use our talent.”

Plum Tree Books hopes to raise awareness and contributions from the sales of the anthology, music and art, or through direct donation.

The deadline for submissions is 15th August.

The event will be hosted on 15th September on FaceBook. The complete anthology will be published on Amazon. Proceeds of sales go to SOS Sahel.

“The response has been uplifting,” says Dr. Clune. The poetry, art and music we have received so far is beautiful, the standard inspiring.”

For further information go to  http://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/455785594445002/
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Thank you for checking out this worthwhile cause!

It is so much fun to go for a walk  [don’t forget your camera] and observe the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees and yes the butterflies!

It is nice to see nature as an adult but to see it as a child or through a child’s eye and delight is extraordinary!

Just like the nursery singing rhyme I wrote while rocking my middle grand-baby to sleep.

Birds and the bees
And the leaves
And the trees
 There are ma-ny
Things to see,

                            But I want to see
A but-ter-fly
I want to see
A but-ter-fly,
But-ter-fly
But-ter-fly,

I want to see
The wings of a
but-ter-fly
I want to see
The wings of a
But-ter-fly,


But-ter-fly
But-ter-fly
 Hmmmmmm
 Hmmmmmm
 Hmmmmmm

There is so much beauty in nature and it’s so rewarding to learn as much as possible. To examine the butterfly is no exception.

The butterfly struggle from cocoon to flight is difficult and restrictive. This is nature`s perfection in action to force the fluid from the body to the wings so upon entry into the world, it could fly.

So it seems that a butterfly must struggle to live, without that struggle he would never fly. Do you think there is some truth to that for you and I?

The struggles, the trials, the trash, the garbage, the manipulation, the abuse, the nightmares, the depression, the night sweats, myriad of repercussions and maladies we may have suffered in childhood and thereafter not exactly the preferred path but in spite of that – the struggle made us soar.

beauty + courage + freedom + creativity = flight

Boy I hope you don’t feel that it’s a cliché or a platitude but we overcame and continue to be overcomers.

The butterfly – flies strong and free and so can “weeeeeee”……

Truly, It has made us who we are and hopefully we [ including me ] will continue to develop and not be afraid of change. ……Change prepares you and I to move beyond the perceived limitations.

Don’t feel you are alone- we are in this together so take heart!

WE beat the odds…
So it is perseverance that won the day…..

I am no longer defined by my past (struggle) but it prepared me for my flight plan !

 

My son spent some time in Guatemala and came back with a legend. While he was gone I watched a documentary on the Blue Butterfly. I also did a brief research project on The Blue Butterfly. The three events converged on the following tale!

Mayans in Guatemala & 

The Blue Butterfly 

“Mayans in Guatemala speak of simultaneous Twin Realities: the world of dreams and the world of work.

These two worlds are likened to the opposing wings of a Butterfly: the dream world is one wing, and the awake world is the other.

They believe the wings must connect at the Heart of the Butterfly to fly and live.

Real life occurs because of the interaction of the wings. The Life is the Butterfly’s Heart. Life, like the Butterfly’s Heart, is kept alive by the two opposing, mirroring twin-like wings.”

For me; it is important right now to not only have a world of reality but to have a dream world.  Together I celebrate a complete life from the heart.

Welcome to the Blog Tour of the Release of

The Butterfly Effect

Niamh Clune – founder of Plum Tree Books

Has  invited the members to participate in this creative project. The members are collective of artists, authors, poets, photographers, painters, editors, book designers, technicians, bloggers musicians each talented in their own right. One enjoyable motive in any of Plum Tree Books’ project is to not only promote one’s own work but the work of all other members.

 Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

 The Butterfly Effect is:

 A small action that led to a devastating event or its opposite

 A small decision that changed your life for good or ill

 Saying a small thing that ended or began a relationship

 A small decision that marked a wrong turn in your life or in the life of someone else

 An act of environmental vandalism that contributes to climate change

 A small act of environmental consideration that makes a difference to the whole

Direct Links  to Plum Tree Books and The Butterfly Effect:

Here is my  ‘true story’ Contribution entitled  ‘The Imprint’

Imprint

Our youngest, a delightful, vibrant, mite of a child known to us as ‘Pooh’ or ‘Half Pint’, Joanne; a small thing that caused such large love in our family.

It was the beginning of her first year at school.
I heard the usual rustle of papers.
The delight in her eyes said this was different.
“Look mommy this is for you!”

Bending down eye to eye.

“Happy Mother’s Day!”
“Thank you!”

Looking at an exquisite gift I felt a combination of blissful goose bumps, and a warm cloak over my spirit.

Holding my breath – her heart, her eyes, her voice, her petite smooth hands clasped the nape of my neck with such a little-big hug. With a skip of a heartbeat I felt such immense love for my baby girl.

Her sweet little cheeks were kindly receiving my soft kisses, what a deep love that I felt at that special moment! My heavenly father entrusted the care of this little one to me.

A springtime of wondrous conversation ensued before Joanne settled into play time.

Instinctively I knew I held something precious. Through blinding tears I looked down once again at the single footprint.

Obviously the teacher had inked Joanne’s foot and helped Joanne to place her foot unto this card stock.

An inner assurance compelled me to think this will mean something more later.
Looking around the room.
“Where to put this!”
“Ahh her baby Album.”
Safely tucked away and almost forgotten except to show friends all my children’s treasures maybe once a year.

Busy living my life, oft times I could see the footprint in my dreams.
The last child left home; more silence, just quiet enough to hear the whisper, “write your story”.

More time passed. Out of the blue with no forethought I went to the office, copied the footprint, reversed it, and placed the two foot prints side by side. Now a pair.

Looking at the set of foot prints I remembered what my mother told me many years previous, “You know, You were born Feet First.” That’s it- that will be a part of my book.

Never resting, time is flying, just maybe I’m ready to Tell my story.

In retrospect I see a simple gesture, an astronomical moment for my child Joanne.

For me as a mom, something tangible to propel my future, catalyst to gaining strength to tell my story; to expose truth.

Yes “We can carve our epitaph
In the lives of our children
Far more than on the
Stone of our death!” [1]

However what about the imprint a child makes in our lives. But who would have imagined that the child, my child, would be the pivotal one, the pinnacle and surreal moment to healing?

Poignant moment to freedom.

Nervousness seemed to dissolve, holding the foot print once again, and all that which paralyzes action. The sequence of events, the threads that lead to courage to expose my personal life to the world.

The opportunity to create awareness. I did not imagine this future was possible. This journey of mine helped me realize, abuse is unnatural. We are created for freedom and a strong self-esteem, a hope and a future.

The icing on the cake, a set of Joanne’s feet is on every single page of my published

book Feet First.


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[1] Beverley Hoyles, Work Manual  Insight, Impact and Influence 2012

 

Tweet:  @BeverleyHoyles

Blog:  https://feetfirstbook.wordpress.com/

Beverley’s Book “Feet First” available:

www.feetfirst-book.com

 

If you would like to check out the different blogs below; I am sure you will enjoy each amazing author.[ Each is a member of Plum Tree Books ]

June 9th http://www.shevata-cccole.blogspot.co.uk/ C.c.Cole

June 10th http://deannnative.posterous.com/ DeAnne Townes Jr.

June 11th http://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com Niamh Clune

June 12thhttp://mapelba.wordpress.com/ Marta Pelrine-Bacon

June 13th http://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com Tonia Harris

June 14th http://deannnative.posterous.com De Ann “Native” Townes Jr.

June 15th http://nicolesmith.mosaicglobe.com/ Nicole Smith

June 18 http://vampiremaman.wordpress.com Juliette Kings

June 21 http://sooziebird.blogspot.com/ Susie Bertie

June 25th https://feetfirstbook.wordpress.com/ Beverley Ann Hoyles

June 27th http://ontheplumtree.wordpress.com Niamh Clune

June 29th http://girlseeksplace.wordpress.com Brianna Solkowski

June 30th http://http://www.jlbcreatives.blogspot.ca/ Janet Beasley

 

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