Yes, we march rain or shine. Thanks for showing up. You won't be disappointed..
...because today's march is kinda special. All of these blogs are by one person, Joyce Ripley. She is a Canadian, which is reason enough to like her, but she is also an artist and writer.
In Art Musings, Joyce's skill in watercolor, acrylic and oil painting is displayed. Her work includes old farm buildings, landscapes and still lifes. A few of my favorites are a still life of a paint tube cap, a Birch Tree and Coulter's Farmhouse and Outbuildings.
Information is a commentary of her art from Art Musings.
It was tough as you can tell to choose just one site to feature but I have kept her best until last.
Blood is Thicker Than Water is the featured Site of the Week. I chose this of Joyce's blogs because:
- it is the story of a daughter's desire to care for her dying mother.
- it is the story of treasured conversations.
- it is a story of the real conflicts that arise during stressful times.
- it is in telling the story that healing occurs.
If you would like to join the FFMB, listen to what Sarah, band member has to say:
This is Sarah, theremin player and clogger with the FFMB. As fellow
know, if a clogger clogs and there's nobody there to hear it, it's as
never happened. Such is the case with blogging. When Carol's marching
marched through my neighborhood, it made me realize that once in awhile
people actually read my blog, and it's made me want to be better at it.
since I've joined the band, I've met other bloggers -- some a lot like
others completely different -- but the one thing we all have in common
our desire to make our little contribution out there in cyberspace. And
we're all lighthearted and fun, and you can never have too much of
Clogging. Blogging. Not so different after all.
Thank you Sarah for your commendation!
To join the Friends of the Friendless Marching Band, leave a comment stating that you wish to join then choose any instrument you like. (ability isn't an issue for this cyber band) We have three piano players, a harpist, a theramin and french horn player plus a variety of others so you get the idea that any instrument is possible.
On Fridays, the band meets to visit the chosen friendless sites which are listed anew each Friday. Then the band leaves friendly comments for our honored recipients. Let them know that you are from the FFMB.
Get to know other band members. There is sure to be someone you can connect with.
Nominate friendless sites. They can be bloggers you know or ones that you come across in your blog surfs. Think unique. These sites have less than 5 comments/post and be posting currently. Leave me a comment with their address or email me at Carol_ffmb at yahoo.ca. I will let you know whether they have met the friendless criteria.
To get the FFMB banner to display on your blog, go here!