The Alphabet Game

I recently visited the web site of a friend, where I enjoyed her writings about different letters of the alphabet, and was reminded of a game I used to play many years ago – The Alphabet Game. It’s an easy and fun game to play with two or more people…

How To Play

The first person starts the game by saying a word that begins with the letter “A” – such as, Always. The next person restates the word beginning with the letter “A” & adds another word, this time beginning with the letter “B” – such as, Always, Beautiful. Any word can be selected, including names. So, the next person might say – Always, Beautiful, Carla. The words chosen can be completely random, or players may seek to form sentences, as in the following example:

Always Beautiful Carla Delights Every Friend, Granting Herself Inner Joy. Kind, Loving Mother Nurturing Offspring Perpetuates Quality. Reading, She Thoroughly Understands Voluminous Wordsmanship. Xenial Youthful Zeal.

Note: as per my experience, having played this game, one may unexpectedly recall the list of words used, several days later 😂🤪

P.S.: if you visit Carla’s web site, please say “Hello” from Phil. Thanks!


PHOTO CREDIT: a modified version of a photo from unsplash.com.

Time Together

Inspired by the writing of a friend: poem of husband & wife over time –


It seemed like magic when we met
Emotions we would share
On the table was everything
And with each word was care

To matters of health and sickness
In wealth or poverty
Each felt until death do us part
Was how it had to be

To work things through with compromise
And talk into the night
So when the morning sunlight came
Our time, again, was right

Time sure flies when you’re having fun
Sharing respect and love
By motto of two lives well lived
Our blessing from above

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Journey From Earth

It’s Latin


“Non est ad astra mollis e terris via”

There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.

This graphic design is available on many products:

Terms of Nature

Typographic Design


Enjoy this textural, three dimensional graphic art featuring terms related to the great outdoors (nature, hike, peace and quiet, etc.). I used Bryce, Affinity Photo and Adobe Photoshop to create this image, now available in my shops at Society 6 & Redbubble.

Letters From Space

Cosmic Typography


Space. Stars. Earth. Moon. Planet. UFO. Discovery. Adventure. Explore. Alien Worlds. Science Fiction. Time. Mystery. Less than the number of stars in the sky, though greater than the quantity of people needed to lift even the heaviest piano, this densely populated typographic design is filled with words and is one of a kind. Unique gifts and apparel items can be found in my online shops, here: Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Seize The Day

Carpe diem was a phrase used by the Roman poet Horace, published in 23 BC, to express the notion that one should enjoy life while one can. I created this design using Bryce software, depicting a morning sunrise illuminating typography in an imaginary landscape. If you can imagine you might enjoy this design of various merchandise, then visit my shop at Pixels and ArtFlakes. Hope to see you today!

Poem About A Writer

I have a friend who is a gifted & imaginative writer. She also is often a source of inspiration for me to write poetry, including the following…

She Writes From The Heart

Putting pen to paper she writes
Words flow from her creative mind
Imagination without limitation
Always, one of a kind.

From deep in her heart, filled with love
Her life experiences teach
With wisdom and inspiration
She shares advice but doesn’t preach.

A humble woman with courage
She’ll tell you to believe
She knows the best is yet to come
Her goals set to achieve.

I’m so grateful to call her friend
Yet sometimes my heart skips a beat
Her eyes and face, so beautiful
And precious soul, so sweet.

© 2021 Phil Perkins

A Poem

Keep On Moving…

Her eyes look right through me
As if I wasn’t there
It’s not the way it was
In fact, she used to care

But times have changed, today
More folks have come along
No longer a bright light
She’s found another song

I guess that I should go
To find a pretty face
Another girl to meet
And welcome to my space

Be grateful to share smiles
And break bread together
Write poems and laugh anew
Nothing lasts forever

It sure would be nice, though.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Modified photo from unsplash.com.

Poem of Trees

With a love of hiking & the great outdoors, I was inspired by the beautiful words of a friend’s writing, “Trees Are The Poem The Earth Wrote To Heaven“, to create this poem:

Of roots and trunks and branches, too
And don’t forget each leaf
With bark that’s better than a bite
More sun is warm relief

Let’s not discount the rain
It’s most important, too
Each season brings real change
In sum, that’s how I grew

The sky above has quite a view
With colors close to ground
Each forest has so many trees
Go hike, and look around

© 2021 Phil Perkins


Photo: I took this photograph last autumn at the Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Happy Palindrome Day

Actually, every day this month from 1/20/21 through 1/29/21 are palindrome dates; that is, each date reads the same forward or backward – 12021, 12121…12921.

There are also many examples of palindrome sentences. One of the most famous is –

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!