Saturday, May 27, 2023

Sunday Muse #261

 Greetings Muse Friends! I want to again thank you all for being a part of this prompt site and making it amazing! It is each of you that has made it a wonderful community. I also want to extend another thank you to Chrissa & Shay for all you have done to make this site an awesome place to visit and share! This is our last week, and I am going to feature some images that have been either my favorites or most viewed over the last few years. You can either go with one of these images, or I challenge you to peruse through the posts and choose one that was one of your favorites.  You are welcome to post more than one response to the prompt.  I look forward to reading your words, and I promise to stay in touch by visiting your blogs from time to time. I may even participate in some other prompts out there in the Blogger & WordPress blogosphere.

Have fun everyone & keep writing my friends!

"Burning Love" Art by Diggie Vitt (Muse #198)

Muse #170

Muse #164

Natural Woman, Digital Art Collage by Susie Clevenger (Muse #146)

Muse # 133

Muse #123

"Eyes Without Face" by Robin Isely (Muse #98)

"Take Me Up" by Lauren Withrow

Muse #52 (Shay's first post)

Muse #10

Muse #4

Last but not least we have the very fist post Muse #1

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Sunday Muse #260

 Greetings to all my Muse friends! First of all, I wanted to take the time to thank you all for your wonderful and kind comments last week.  You all truly touched my heart, and I will always be grateful for you all! Second, I wanted to say that I am going to extend the end date to next week instead of this week.  There is something different I wanted to do on the last week of the Muse that I thought would be nice to give you a heads up on to plan for.  Next week I am going to post about 8 of the more popular  muse photos of the last few years.  You can use one of those photos, or you can peruse through and choose a few of your own all-time favorites and incorporate them into a new piece or maybe more than one post if that strikes your fancy. Now that I have given you an extra week & a heads up, let’s get to this week.

In celebration of my two fellow Muse poets and presenters, Chrissa & Shay, I am posting a few of my favorites of theirs.  Also, last but not least, next week will be Shay’s birthday & I wanted to shout out a grand Happy Birthday to you, my friend!  💖 Carrie

Shay's from Muse #82

Chrissa's from Muse#114

Chrissa's from Muse #136

Chrissa's from Muse #145

Shay's from Muse #156

Shay's from Muse #160

Friday, May 12, 2023

Sunday Muse #259


Hello, my dear friends from near & far, as always, I am so glad you are here. I wanted to take the time to let you all know that next week will be our last week for the Muse. I know this comes as a surprise to many of you, but I am giving you a couple weeks to soak it all in.  The last few years have been a wonderful journey of writing and sharing and having you all choose to be a part of it has been a true blessing to me! To the other hosts and originators, Chrissa & Shay I want you both to know that a large part of it's success was because of you two, and I want to thank you both for the beautiful presence you provided here my friends! Each and every one of you muse writers out there have inspired me with your friendship, loyalty, and your amazing talent.  I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart!


Now let’s get to this week’s images.

"Burn to Shine" by Tom Chambers

Sidewalk, a daily life perspective. By Alejandro Marcos

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Saturday, May 6, 2023

Sunday Muse #258

 Hello Writers across the globe! So glad you are here! I know I am a bit late again, but I am here now so that is what truly counts.  We will go with less images this week, but as they say, sometimes less is more. I hope one fuels your muse and fills your page.

Enjoy the writing journey my friends!


"Fascination" by French photographer Julie de Waroquier

Black & White Minimalist Self Portrait by Noell Oszvald

Ross Oscar Knight Photography

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Sunday Muse #257

 Hey everyone, I am so sorry for the late posting.  I have been having some technical difficulties and I won't bore you with the details.  Anyway, it is up and a little smaller, but still something you can work with.  I may not be by to read and comment until Monday.  I cannot always be present the way I would like to, but I want this site to be here for those that want the inspiration.  That is what the Muse is all about, encouraging writing and creativity. I will be here in spirit none the less.

Enjoy the writing journey my friends!


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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Thomas Barbey

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Sunday Muse #256

 Greetings my writing friends! I hope your weekend is starting out great! As you can probably guess, this week has no theme, just a stream of images to tug at your writing strings.  I hope that something swings you into words.

Have fun everyone!


Paul Newman on the set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969. (Photo: Jimmy Mitchell)

Photography by Rebeca Cygnus

 Conceptual photography by Vincent Bourilhon

Photo by Volkan Kacar

Image by Alison Scarpulla

“Conversations With Walls.” Photo by Josh S. Rose, 2017.

“Pointlessness” by Fine Art Photographyer Lara Zankoul

Friday, April 14, 2023

Sunday Muse #255

 Happy Weekend Writers! We haven't had a true theme in a while, so I decided to theme it up this week! It probably doesn't need a complete introduction but the subject is musicians that are poets. Let the action in the image be part of your muse, it doesn't have to be specifically the person.  I say, just move to the beat of your muse and dance your heart out!

Have fun everyone!


Patti Smith

Jim Morrison

Art Garfunkel

Leonard Cohen

John Lennon

Joni Mitchell

Portrait of Alicia Keys in support of the feminist movement by Zoltan Tombor.