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Haiku Poetry Day

April 17, 2020 10:51am Published by Jules Smith in Off Piste Posting (Any day thoughts) 36 Comments

Haiku Poetry Day

Satirical Snapshots bringing you a dose of Corona Corner!

Good morning isolators!  It’s pandemic playtime!  Today I bring you another task to lighten your day and bring amusement to you and your friends.

Corona Corner #9 – I’d like you to Haiku

Let’s see your best Haiku depicting how you are feeling at the moment or dealing with the current crisis we all find ourselves in.  Leave your overdue Haiku in the comments, please.  Winner will receive adoration from this blog for 24 hours.

I’ve written four below so you can at least do one.  I insist.  I demand.  I simply MUST see yours.

A haiku

a haiku

A haiku

a haiku

Awaiting your entries with wild anticipation…

 

A Letter From BoJo

April 9, 2020 12:38pm Published by Jules Smith in Off Piste Posting (Any day thoughts) 18 Comments

Satirical Snapshots Bringing You News From Number 10

It’s not very often I get a letter from Downing street so I thought I’d share this piece of history in the making.  From our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.  May he fully recover and get back to the helm as soon as possible.

Letter from the boss

Well said, Boris!

Corona Corner #8

March 30, 2020 9:53am Published by Jules Smith in Off Piste Posting (Any day thoughts) 7 Comments

tree in the woods- close up of interesting bark shape and colour

Satirical Snapshots bringing you your daily dose of Corona Corner!

Good morning isolators!  It’s pandemic playtime!  Today I bring you another task to lighten your day and bring amusement to you and your friends.

Corona Corner #8 – Now and Den

During this isolation period I am allowed out once a day to exercise.  You’re not supposed to go too far, but fortunately for me, I live on the edge – yeah, I really do live on the edge…

of wonderful countryside and woods so my daily walk is the highlight of my day.  Getting out into the thick of it and being able to get lost amidst the trees is a tonic in these untonical times.

During these walks, I have often wondered if it might be an idea to construct a second home.  Who knows when the fury will hit you and it is better that you really are completely isolated so that you’re not a danger to the public.  Also, a place to have “Time Out” and get grounded is sure to benefit those around you and help you function as a sane and rational human being.

den made out of branches in the woods

Today’s task is to get outside and build a den for now and then.  Reach into your inner child and go for it!  If you are lucky like me and have your very own wolfdog, you can have him patrol the area from Den Thieves because as legend knows, the forest is full of ’em.

Potage Du Jour

Make a couple of these and take them with you as they will give you the energy to fight off scavengers and panic buyers who will see you as a sitting duck.

Have fun, get building and remember to…

#CurbYourFrustrationAndTaskInIsolation

 

Corona Corner #7

March 27, 2020 10:39am Published by Jules Smith in Off Piste Posting (Any day thoughts) 9 Comments

Satirical Snapshots bringing you your daily dose of Corona Corner!

Good morning isolators!  It’s pandemic playtime!  Today I bring you another task to lighten your day and bring amusement to you and your friends.

Corona Corner #7 – A touch of light reading

During this isolation period, I received a wonderful copy of the new Ladybird book from a friend.  There’s nothing like a touch of light reading to get through those dull moments and help us to escape to another world…

Click on the link below and have a laugh at this:

The Ladybird Book of COVID-19.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf.pdf

Have a great weekend – the best way you can! No going to congregate at the seaside or parks! Get in your garden and do some weeding with a large gin and tonic, and remember to…

#CurbYourFrustrationAndTaskInIsolation

 

Corona Corner #5

March 24, 2020 1:09pm Published by Jules Smith in Off Piste Posting (Any day thoughts) 13 Comments

Art journal page

Satirical Snapshots bringing you your daily dose of Corona Corner!

Good morning isolators!  It’s pandemic playtime!  Today I bring you another task to lighten your day and bring amusement to you and your friends.

Grounded

Well, that’s it now. You went and pushed the boundaries didn’t ya?!  Thought you were all on your jolly’s and went off to the seaside for the weekend and broke the rules. You bunch of muppets. 

And can you STOP BUYING ALL THE SODDING TOILET PAPER?  WHO ARE YOU? YOU ABSOLUTE MORONS!

Twice a day I am going to the supermarket to still find toilet roll a thing of the past. Snapped up in 20 minutes.  I’m starting to really, really not like people. 

Based on the fact that these unusual times might be a little bit trying I bring to you a stress-relieving remedy that gives great results:

Corona Corner #5 – Pack Up Your Troubles 

On your one trip out for exercise – take yourself to the riverside with a pen and paper.  Water has a way of calming the fires. Sit in your car and write down all the many things that are pissing you off.  Rage about them.  Turn the air blue should you need to. Write it all down on pieces of paper.  Walk along the river’s edge and release them.

Gone.

Done.

Trouble – free

It really works and saves a nasty accident…

Find your inner zen and…

#CurbYourFrustrationAndTaskInIsolation

 

Corona Corner #4

March 23, 2020 10:28am Published by Jules Smith in Off Piste Posting (Any day thoughts) 16 Comments

Draw with Jules Smith

Satirical Snapshots bringing you your daily dose of Corona Corner!

Good morning isolators!  It’s pandemic playtime!  Today I bring you another task to lighten your day and bring amusement to you and your friends.

Corona Corner #4 

Getting sketchy isn’t something I have a problem with – the sketchier the better!  If you don’t know how to be sketchy – you’ve come to the right place because today, isolators, we are gonna start using the lead in the old pencil 😉

Killustrate the boredom!

Trust me – it’s not as hard as you think (said the bishop to the nun) 

I don’t know why but it’s all become a bit “Carry On Blogging”  over here…Sorry….

I noticed on the TV the other day that an illustrator called Rob Biddulph  has put a couple of videos up on how to draw.  Ten minutes in and you have a cracking little picture that you can send to someone digitally or as a card to cheer them up in this time of global crisis. 

If I can do it – anyone can.  Check it out:

My Baby Dinosoarus

illustration of a gregosaurus

My Dino-Mite card

card with cartoon dinosaur

My Sausage Dog

My Silly Sausages 

cards with sausage dogs on

And then because I got overconfident I went totally rogue and started to follow other artists and drew myself

A Tex!

cartoon wolf

Today I challenge you to find your inner cartoonist and send me pictures of your art! Wherever you are in the world – Get Sketchy and …

#CurbYourFrustrationAndTaskInIsolation

 

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