Shoutout To Friends

I have many friends on Twitter and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites to appreciate their creativity, and, if you find something you like, purchase their artwork!

01


Karima Osterlund

⭐ visit @KOAbstractArt

From Dublin/Asterdam, Karima is an incredibly talented intuitive painter who creates with acrylics on canvas & wood, and mixed media on paper. See more…

02


Natalie Baca

⭐ visit @nataliebaca

From Oklahoma, Natalie is a creative artist & designer whose art has been featured in People & on HGTV. She loves texture, color and patterns. See more…

03


Karen Nicholson

⭐ visit @Karedesign1

From Hawaii, Karen is a talented digital artist, graphic designer, painter and photographer, also with interior design experience. Say aloha and see more…

04


Bunny Clarke

⭐ visit @ClarkeBunny

From California, Bunny is a creative artist who works with digital painting, photography and fractal designs, striving to convey a story in each piece. See more…


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

WordPress Reader Lists

In case you didn’t already know, it’s possible for WordPress site users to create a Reader List. This is a convenient means with which to see new content from a friend or site(s) of interest, without having to search – simply click their list link in the sidebar to see what’s new!

Step By Step Directions

  1. click on “Lists” (in sidebar).
  2. click on “Create a new list”.
  3. enter a name (i.e., Phil Perkins).
  4. select visibility option (private).
  5. click Save.
  6. at the top, click “Site”.
  7. paste the URL (i.e., https://perkinsdesigns.com).
  8. click the “Add” option, underneath.

You now have a Reader list link. Repeat as desired to add more.

A Lesson About Friendship

Many moons ago, my father shared this short story with me. I’m not sure where he found it, or who wrote it. But, I’ve always considered it to be an inspiring lesson about friendship, and so I thought I’d share it with you.


Just up the road from my house is a field with two horses in it. From a distance each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that her friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes, we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see.

Good friends are like this…you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Author Unknown

Shoutout To Friends

I have many friends here on WordPress and would like to mention a few. Please visit their sites, like their posts and leave comments, too.

01


Tiffany Arp-Daleo

visit web site

From San Diego, California, Tiffany is a very good painter & mixed media artist, utilizing a style she describes as Bohemian Abstract…

02


Carla Milho

visit web site

From Lisbon, Portugal, Carla is a very talented creative writer sharing imagination, positivity, courage & her inspirational life experiences…

03


Mamen An

visit web site

From Spain, Mamen An describes herself as a free thinker with the soul of a poet, with splendid lyrics about dreams, relationships & love…

04


Anna Liwun

visit web site

From Germany, Anna is Indonesian and trilingual, sharing her experiences on travel, food, faith, communication & also writing fiction…


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Shoutout To Friends

I’ve enjoyed many friendships over the years here on WordPress and thought it would be nice to mention a few I’ve known for quite a while:

01


Ballesworld

visit web site

From Düsseldorf, Germany, Balle is a true culinary artist, sharing delicious recipes combined with mouth-watering food photography…

02


Marina Kanavaki

visit web site

From Athens, Greece, Marina is an artist, with a splendid diversity of talents, and musician, performing with Oannes in the band MK-O…

03


Josephine Unglaub

visit web site

From Munich, Germany, Josephine is a contemporary digital artist and photographer, creating artworks within a surrealist framework…

04


I Lost My Lens Cap

visit web site

From Texas, USA, Leyla specializes in photography to create beautiful pictures – primarily of flowers – focusing on macro captures…


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Interview With Emojis

I wrote this imaginative piece earlier this year, about a woman I liked and whose name shall remain anonymous…


🎙 What is courage?
😊 Well, I call her by her first name – XXXXX. She is courage.

🎙 Is she strong?
😅 Yes. She’s much stronger than I, and less than half my size. And I’m not ashamed to say it, but I’m afraid of her.

🎙 What does she look like?
😍 To me, she is a vision of beauty – her eyes, face, smile…and she’s also equally lovely inside.

🎙 Have you told her?
🤔 Have I told her what?

🎙 That you love her?
🥰 Is it that obvious? Well, yes.

🎙 Hmmm…did she say it back to you?
🕵 Well, I think she asked me about the weather…but she didn’t say that she didn’t love me.

🎙 I see. And that’s fine with you?
❤️ Yes, it is.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


I think it’s good to be able to laugh at oneself 😂 at times, and I hope that you found my sense of humor entertaining. Have a great day 👍

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

She’s A Good Witch

She’s a good witch
The spells are real
Her magic worked on me

Within a wish
She’d wink an eye
And thoughts would come to be

With no defense
I’m at her whim
And yes, she likes to play

She wears me out
Then props me up
Each evening every day

Don’t get me wrong
I love her so
And know she loves me too

But she’s in charge
This lovely witch
Until the day is through

She’s a good witch
Her spells are real
The magic works for me.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Words Matter

Time Will Tell…

So high,
The cost of weak moments.

So low,
Introspection ensues.

Where is the middle ground,
When there’s just too much to lose?

Please tell her I care,
When no words make a sound.

When night comes too early,
And loneliness abounds.

Friendship,
I’d like to stay with you.

Forgiveness,
Is something you can do.

The rest is a dream,
And it’s not yet complete.

Hoping you read this,
Sent by email and tweet.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

Year In Review 2020

Time sure flies, and I’ve enjoyed many things in the year 2020. Here are some details:

And, a wonderful new friendship…

Carla Milho


Writer | Red Warrior

Lisbon, Portugal

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year 2021 ~ the best is yet to come!