Friday, July 21, 2017

Sunkissed Summer Invitation

"Summertime and the livin' is easy."
-Porgy and Bess
summer kissed 
sand and seaside with sunshine-
serenity settled


Summer's lazy days fill our lives with tranquility.
Summertime provides fun time to explore the outdoor and enjoy life with family and friends.

Michelle Kogan

Summertime is our time to slow downrelax, and recharge.

Join me as I create a collection of memories this summer this summer at Sunkissed Summer Gallery.

Be inspired to capture the joyous moments of summer in your locale or in your travels. 

Share them digitally with the world at #SunkissedSummer on Twitter. 

Unleash Your Creativity as exemplified by 

some Poetry Friday contributors above.

Are You Ready to:
  • Capture a sunkissed summer memory through an artistic lens with an original photo or drawing. You can also choose a free image from,, or 
  • Write an accompanying poem for an image poem/digipoetry or a poetic expression for a digital inspiration.
  • Superimpose your words on the image using a photo editing tool, like FotoJet, PicMonkey, Canva.
  • Sign the digital composition with your name and location.
  • Post your digital creation in jpeg form (450 pixels is the best size for this gallery).
  • Upload your digital inspiration to Twitter using the hashtags and handle: #SummerkissedSummer and @cvarsalona. 
  • Send your jpeg offering to @cvarsalona at gmail with the subject heading, Summerkissed Summer

Other Creative Options You Can Submit: 
  • A short video with a poem using iMovie or Animoto
  • An audio reading of your poem
  • A collage of your favorite summerkissed sites
  • An original inspirational quote or one from a poet or philosopher about summertime or summer relaxation
  • A song or instrumental composition to add a dimension of music to the gallery
  • Original photo or artwork of summer (in any format)
Ramona Behnke

Deadline for Submission: August 28, 2017

Wanted: Student Voice to grace Sunkissed Summer Gallery. Please encourage your summer program class or children to engage in this creative writing/artistic project to showcase their talents and amplify their voices. 

Thank You to:

Joy Acey
Ramona Behnke
Brenda Harsham
Michelle Kogan
Irene Latham
Jone MacCulloch
Margaret Simon

for being
early contributors to the  Sunkissed Summer Gallery. 

I hope you enjoyed the mini-sampler of what is to come at the end of the summer season.

You can view last summer's Summerscapes Gallery here

This week's Poetry Friday Roundup is being hosted by Katie at her site, The Logonauts

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