New Day

Image source: Google Images – “morning light in woods deer”

ash and dust

mix with mud

and fuel the Earth

with nutrients from above

the rain pours down

and washes away

all the evidence

of yesterday

birds still sing

and deer still prance

despite the nights

cold and dark advance

the night passes by

and again the sun brings

light and life

to everything

so no matter your trials

or the hardships of your life

no matter whatever happens

to fill you with strife

life carries on

and a new carcass litters the ground

mushrooms grow

and the fae dance ’round

life is a cycle

what we take we eventually give back

so feed into the energy

and never look back

today is a new day

-E. Lexi Abbott

Kittens on the Breeze

the raindrops on roses
are the teardrops from kittens
floating on the breeze
to play is their mission
they dance with dead leaves
and tussle your hair
they lick at your skin
and leave red there
they yowl through storms
and purr with the rain
they lie still sometimes
when it’s a calm day
but next time the wind whips
remember they like to play
keep them happy
to hold tornadoes at bay
and the wind will be calm
for another day

  • E. Lexi Abbott

E. Lexi Abbott Services

Hello and good morning! It’s been a while since I’ve compiled a list of the services I provide as a creative, so here we go!

Writing

First and foremost I am a writer. I have always been a writer and my life has been about gaining experience.

Vows

E. Lexi at 3 Oaks Open House – 27 February 2022

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life! Most people know how they feel about their partner but have trouble expressing themselves due to nerves or a myriad of other reasons. I can take the anxiety away and help you write vows that will leave your significant other with no doubt about how deep your love is for them!

Editing

Have a story or WIP that you want to make sure is polished and ready for publication? Contact me for editing! I offer grammatical editing as well as developmental editing to help push your written work to the next level!

Poetry

E. Lexi Abbott Poetry Chapbooks on Amazon

They say that a picture communicates one thousand words, but what are those words? Capture not only the big moments but the little ones in between that make life worth living by having a custom poem created! I’ve written poems for anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, pets, memorial, family, and friends!

Memoir

E. Lexi at the Braselton Antique and Artisan Festival – 22 October 2021

I am always amazed at the fact that no matter where I am or what I am doing there are 7.8 billion other people out there with their own lives and unique stories! Why not record your story for future generations? I can create your own personal book about your life to share with generations to come!

Tutoring

Ready to get published – Google Images

I have been a tutor since my junior year of college. Since then I have tutored pre-k through grad school students. I am proud to say that every single student I have worked with has seen a dramatic increase in grade point average and understanding after just a couple weeks of working together and I have helped plenty of students write, edit, and perfect their essays and written works!

Art

Digital Portraits/Character Art

E. Lexi Self Portrait

Want a digital portrait? Have a character you play that you’d love to bring to life? I can make it happen! All I need is a description of your character or a reference photo!

Graphic Design

Need help making your website or advertisement as aesthetically pleasing as it can be? I can help! I have experience creating advertisements for print and digital platforms as well as website design and content creation!

Tire Tales – An Educational Adventure

While you’re browsing, don’t forget to check out Tire Tales! Tire Tales is an educational adventure designed for children in K-3rd grade! Learn more by going to TireTalesAdventures.com! You can also find the current books on Amazon by clicking HERE!

Thank you so much for looking and be sure to share with your friends and family!

Origins of St. Patrick’s Day

I know it’s a little late but given the recent holiday and the fact I don’t know myself, I wanted to write an article on the origins of St. Patrick’s Day!

Image source: https://www.tiqets.com/blog/st-patricks-day-amsterdam/

Ahhh St. Patrick’s Day. The day where people all around the world dress up in green, drink beer, and celebrate everything Irish! Or at least a modern version of it. Just as we learned in A Day For Love! Or Is It?, Valentine’s Day started out VERY differently from our modern traditions of hearts, flowers, and chocolate. St. Patrick’s Day is no different!

Modern day St. Patrick’s Day includes gimmicky (albeit very cute) glasses, fake beards, necklaces, noise makers, four leaf clover images, and a day where no one will judge you for getting drunk as a skunk. It’s fun, cute, and a great time! But how did it all start and how far from the original intent have we strayed?

WHO WAS ST. PATRICK?

St. Patrick was originally born in Roman Britain and was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at the age of 16. After escaping, he later returned to Ireland and is credited with introducing Christianity to Ireland’s people (History.com).

Even though he was never formally declared a Saint (Canonization) at the time of his death, he is still regarded as a Saint in the Catholic Church, hence SAINT Patrick.

The shamrock is significant because, to him, it represented the holy trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit of Christ. This is just one of several legends that have manifested around the name St. Patrick!

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

One of the many ways we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is with parades. But when was the first one?

The first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on March 17, 1601 in modern day St. Augustine Florida! Back then it was a Spanish colony. Little is known about this parade except that it was organized by the Spanish Colony’s Irish vicar Ricardo Artur.

More than a century later, a second St. Patrick’s Day parade was held in New York for homesick Irish soldiers on March 17, 1772. Since then, more cities and more towns have celebrated with their own parades and now it’s more widespread and common than ever! (History.com)

GROWTH OF CELEBRATIONS

After the second parade in 1772 and over the next 35 years, Irish patriotism among American immigrants grew, prompting the rise of “Irish Aid” societies like the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. These societies started holding more parades and started to incorporate bagpipes and drums.

In 1848, several New York Irish Aid societies decided to unite their parades to form one official New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This parade is one of the oldest civilian created parades and now is one of the largest as well with over 150,000 participants every year and growing! As time went on more modern imagery was added and the practice evolved until it became what we see today!

So the next time you pour your St. Patrick’s Day beer or don your cute shamrock-themed attire, remember the origin’s of St. Patrick!

Image source: https://blog.siriusxm.com/st-patricks-day-2022/

Thank you so much for reading this article! Stay tuned for more and don’t forget to like and follow! Until next time!

White Gloves

blood still stains when the sheets are washed

and no matter how hard you scrub you can’t wash off

the sins of the past and the darkness left

those age old scars are part of you yet

so instead you don pristine white gloves

and greet the world with a smiling face

eagerly accepting invites of friendship

then spending most the time saving face

you’re worried if those gloves are lost

then you’ll be replaced

by someone with less blood stains on their hands and face

someone who never had to try to scrub as hard

someone without your ugly old scars

but what you refuse to see

is those stains fading over time

as you scrub your effort shows

because you’re without a speck of grime

you work hard on yourself each and every day

and avoid touching the same stains again

you’re growing into a new person in every way

and deep down you’ll learn it’s okay because we all sin

it’s okay to leave the gloves behind

  • E. Lexi Abbott

WOMAN


her arms give a little jiggle
her belly gives a little bounce
with her own voice she takes up space
and learns, over time, to announce
that her dance is her own
and with her voice both low and sweet
mud slowly layers on her bare dancing feet
sometimes her hair is long or short
sometimes it’s oak or gold
sometimes her lashes are long or added
and sometimes she’s different down below
but no matter how much or less you jiggle
no matter how loudly you sing your song
your presence
it’s always welcomed here
so cast your own spell and stand strong
you are WOMAN

— E. Lexi Abbott

You Deserve Love, But Most Of All…

Image source: google images “love couple”

you deserve roses

you deserve cream

you deserve warmth

down to your seams

you deserve romance

you deserve hope

you deserve to have every puddle

covered by a coat

you deserve laughter

you deserve friends

you deserve acceptance

to the very end

you deserve family

and well massaged feet

you deserve a love

that will never cease

but most of all…

you deserve peace

Keep Creating

E. Lexi Abbott – Custom Poems and Wedding Vows

This is just a quick note of realization and encouragement for anyone who needs it!

It is so amazing to me that I can look at ten people who do the same exact art, with the same exact materials, with the same exact themes/items and all of them come out completely unique.

Whatever it is you have to give to the world, give it! There’s always room, and awe, for one more! Your only competition truly is yourself and your own self doubt!

Keep creating!