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#SoCS – The Artful Dodger


When I came up with this week’s prompt, my outlook on “art” was so very plain. I was thinking, you know, art, music, writing… the “arts.” But now that I’m writing this post I’m realizing that everyone has an art that they’re good at. I might be an okay writer, and you might be a proficient draw-er, but how about all the other things we can be artful with?

The art of manipulation is one that comes to mind. Very big in the news these days – politics in particular. And how about the art of wine-making? That art is currently my friend. But hey, I only bottle it. My friend Al is the expert.

Some people turn their bodies into art.


Hell, some people do it daily before they’ll walk out the door.

I’ve never been one for make-up. I’ll put some on once in a blue moon… actually, there are more blue moons that have happened in my lifetime than there are occasions when I’ve put on make-up. I’m a little awestruck at how some women find the time to do it on a regular basis. Like women (or parents in general) who have the time to work outside the home and then come home and take care of their families.

We finally did the lemonade stand today (speaking of parenting). There was no art put into the lemonade itself. It came out of a carton. But Alex did make up some nice signs. Three of them said “Lemonade 25Β’” and the one we put up down the street said “Lemonade $25.” Needless to say, we didn’t get a lot of traffic from that direction.Β  Having said that, one man actually gave us $10 for 3 glasses, so we were close!

Apart from that it’s been a rough day. The dog has found a way under the fence into the neighbour’s yard, so I can’t let him into my back yard anymore. At least not until I can get some extra boards nailed up. Luckily he didn’t decide to take a dip in their inground swimming pool.

Escaping is an art, isn’t it? Yeah, let’s go with that to get me back on track before I end the post.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

40 thoughts on “#SoCS – The Artful Dodger

  1. πŸ™Œ The art of mothering and lemonade stands. Sounds like a book title πŸ‘

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  2. I loved every bit of this!!! Lots of arts that don’t get sufficient credit–I especially like the art of escaping…that’s right up my alley!!


  3. I’ve taken up nose painting. Everyone can finger paint… but can you nose paint?


  4. The art of life
    The art of fixing the fence
    The art of strife
    The art of not being dence
    The art of surviving
    The art of revival
    The art of thriving
    The art of being artful! 😎 xxxx


  5. Houdini was an escape artist, wasn’t he?

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  6. Enjoyed the post. I have no recommdations on keeping the dog in the yard. They seem to have a knack for escape. Like Dan, I would have paid it as well.


  7. I’m trying to recall the number of things I’ve done to keep one of our dogs from crawling under the fence. It’s even worse when the neighbor’s dog digs from the other side – yest, they don’t call them “escape artists” by accident. BTW, if your son had had that stand in the middle of my walk with our dog during the recent heat wave, IdaPaid πŸ™‚


  8. Ha,ha. I enjoyed your fun post. I guess the $25 lemonade must have sounded steep for any buyer. I actually look at women who wear tons of makeup on their face in awe. I don’t have that kind of time to sit and paint endlessly but I love my lipgloss and mascara.


    • Thank you, Jacqueline. πŸ™‚ Ah, I know – I’d have to get up mighty early in the morning to get my face looking anything less than the exhausted mess it usually does. And for what? The school bus driver? Ha!


  9. My mother once complained she was not artistic. I then pointed out to her that putting together a fabulous dinner party was indeed artistic! From the table decorations to the beautiful and tasty plates it was a joy for the eyes as well as the palate. That is the a epitome me of artist.

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  10. I don’t bother much with make-up either, unless I am going out somewhere and need to make an effort!
    I agree it is an art putting on makeup, one which I sadly lack!


  11. Yep it is an art to put “on my face” when I was getting the kids ready for school, then going to work, then university twice a week. It is an art to juggle things around alright. Great post, kiddo!


  12. Fun post – glad the lemonade stand went well.


  13. Oh boy. No, Winston! No!

    I wear make up five days a week now, and it’ll be seven this week, and maybe six next week. It’s not my fave, but without it, people, lots of people, think I look ill, or that I’m not professional — terrible sexism, that. I don’t wear much, but enough to show I put in the effort. Blah. Before I worked, I wore make up maybe 4-5 days a month. I also straighten my hair more often now. More blah.

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