Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Christmas Visitor

The Christmas Visitor

It’s Christmas Eve, the ground is white.
I find it hard to sleep tonight.
Impatiently, I wait to see,
What Santa Claus will bring to me. 

I'm so excited, I can't sleep.
I go downstairs to sneak a peek.
What‘s that standing by the tree?
It’s light’s so bright, I cannot see.


I am picked up in gentle arms,
Placed back in bed away from harm.
Now, I settle down to sleep,
And pray the lord my soul to keep.

While I am drifting into slumber,            I cannot help but to wonder,
Was Santa standing by the tree,
Or Jesus come to visit me?

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Christmas Tree Mystery

The Christmas Tree Mystery?
By Cathy Collar
The kitten snuck under the tree.
What, oh what, did the kitten see?
A silver ball shiny and bright,
Sparkling in the Christmas lights.

She gave it a wee small bat.
She watched it sway this way and that.
She sat and watched it till it stopped.
Then cocked her head and thought a thought.

She looked up into the tree.
And many sparkling balls did see.
She squatted low, looked all around.
Not a soul was to be found.

The coast was clear, branch one, two, three.
“Bright balls swirling just for me!”
Branch four, branch five, “Oh mercy me,
I'm at the top of the tree!”

But then the tree began to sway.
The tree branch sort of gave way.
She sunk her claws into the trunk,
As the tree fell with a ker-thump.

She found her feet and with a hiss,
Looked all around for who did this.
Who had cut down the Christmas Tree?
This was as bad as bad could be.

Footsteps running down the hall.
She heard them right before the fall.
She peeked from underneath the tree.
“Why are they all looking at me?”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016



Our last show of the Season will be in Liberal, Kansas

at the Folk Art Festival

Saturday December 3, 2016


Sunday December 4, 2016

In the Seward County Activity Center

Jewelry ~ Books ~ Scarves. Something for 


Friday, November 25, 2016

New Book!

It's Live!!! My writing group, The Wordweavers, have just published our 3rd anthology! This fabulous book has something for everyone and includes my award winning story "The Coolest Conquest"! This collection of stories will make a great present for that hard to buy for person on your Christmas list. 

Here is a little sample from my story...

My body tingled with excitment when I read the banner stretched across Main Street as I drove into town. I smiled to myself. I was ready. I had trained hard for a full year and now I was confident that I would be the one to take home the celebration’s most coveted trophy. I would be the winner of The Big Brain Freeze Contest. Who cared that I had packed on a good fifty pounds in training. I was going to win that trophy, be crowned the Brain Freeze Queen and take home that $100.00 prize.
I took one last look at the contest rules as I parked my jeep.

Entry fee $10.00 per person ~ You must bring your own spoon ~ any size is acceptable ~ if it will fit into your mouth it will work for us ~ Bring your own bib if you think you need one ~ we really don’t care ~ Any contestant who barfs, spits out, nose snorts, or in any other way ejects any ice cream from their body before the ending of the contest will be disqualified ~You are required to sign the medical release form below negating us of any medical conditions that may occur while you are competing in this contest ~ Viewing of this contest is free to the public so be prepared to be laughed at, stared at, yelled at and probably a lot of other stuff that we have no control over ~ Remember people will be consuming a great deal of alcohol so just deal with it ~ Good Luck & Have Fun!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mystique Stone Magic

November Is Here !
If you were born this month you are a 
Citrine  " The Stone Of  Happiness "
Magic wells of golden light within me reflect universal perfection, similar to Christ light.  I am one of the stones of abundance and have the power to impact joy to all who behold me.

CLC439 ~ Large Citrine Wrapped W/ SS Accent ~ Set Includes: 18" Necklace, 7" Bracelet, Silver Plated Earrings

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween Witchy Whoo Style

Witches' Brew

           Witch's Brew
       By C.L. Collar

        “Witchy, Witchy, Witchy Woo, what should we put in the brew?”
asked Witchy One of Witchy Two.
            “I do not want to make the brew,” said witchy, witchy, Witchy Two.
“I want to make a nice beef stew.”
            “What has gotten into you?” asked Witchy One of Witchy Two.
“It's Halloween and we must brew.”
            “I have nice eye of newt, so blue. Green toes of toad, I have these too,”
said Witchy One to Witchy Two.
            “No, not one of those will do,”said witchy, witchy, Witchy Two.
“I want to try something brand new.”
            “New does not go in the brew,”said Witchy One to Witchy Two.
“That is one thing we NEVER do.”
            “Ahh. I know what we can do,” said witchy, witchy, Witchy  Two.
“We can and will make old cow brew.”
            “I do believe, that, we can do,” said Witchy One to Witchy Two.
              “It will be old and will be new. Witchy, Witchy, Witchy Woo!”

Friday, October 28, 2016

Halloween Fun ~ A Pumpkin's Wish Part 5

A Pumpkin's Wish

By: C.L. Collar

Part 5

          "First, The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone who participated in the Jack-o-Lantern contest this year. We have an outstanding group of artist in this community. Now let's get to the winners. Third place and the prize of $50.00 goes to Mr. Buffle for his ferocious werewolf Jack-o-Lantern." 

            Mr. Buffle bowed as he accepted his award. 

            "Second place and the prize of $100.00 will go to the lovely, Lily Grant, for her wickedly carved witch Jack-o-Lantern.
            Lily giggled as she received her prize. "Careful, Mr. Hensly, she might put a spell on you for not giving her first place."
            Mr. Hensly chuckled. "You had better keep her in line then until that check is cashed, Miss Lily."

             "And now for the first place winner and the $200.00 prize. We had a hard time deciding who to give this award to this year. All of the entries were amazing. But after much deliberation we have decided the award will go to Mr. Weasley for his humorous incantation of the Zombie Jack-o-Lantern."
            Mr. Weasley stumbled onto the stage stunned that he had won the contest. "I don't know what to say," he said. "Thank you, everyone."

            Sadie sighed and picked up her beautiful Jack. "Well, I guess we just weren't Halloweeny enough for them." she said. "But I still think you're the best Jack on this stage." 

            Her Jack-o-Lantern glowed brighter, lighting up the dim stage. 

            "Please keep your seats everyone, said Mr. Hensly. "We have a surprise award this year. This award of $300.00 goes to the person who we think had the most creative Jack-o-Lantern. This award is accompanied by a scholarship to the art school of the winner's choice. The scholarship award has been sponsored by the school's art department to encourage creativity in our community and this year the award will be given to Miss. Sadie Densley for her lovely, Cinderella coach Jack-o Lantern"
            Sadie looked at her Jack-o-Lantern in shock. "Did Mr. Hensly call her name? Had she just been awarded $300.00 and a scholarship to an art school?"
            "Yes he did and yes you have!" the pumpkin's excited little voice whispered in her ear. "We won!" 
            Shelia stepped up and hugged her sister. "Boy, did you every shine tonight," she said.
           "Yes we did," said Sadie giving her precious Jack-o-Lantern a sly wink. "We did indeed."


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween Fun ~ A Pumpkin's Wish Part 4

A Pumpkin's Wish

By: C.L. Collar

Part 4

       "Hi, Sadie! Surprise. I was so happy when Grandma told me that you were entering this contest. I just had to fly home and see what you had done. I was afraid you weren't going to make it. I saved the best spot for your Jack. Come over here and place your Jack-o-Lantern on this pedestal."
            Sadie couldn't believe her eyes. There stood, Shelia, wearing a gorgeous Cinderella costume beckoning her to bring her Jack-o-Lantern creation forward. Great, she thought, where were you when I needed your help carving this silly thing? You could have come over to the house and carved it yourself and saved me a lot of worry. And then we would have won this stupid contest and had the money for Grandma's medicine.
            The pumpkin in her hand lit up unexpectedly. Sadie smiled as the candle came to life. "That's right," she said to her pumpkin, "it is your time to shine." She walked up to the stage and placed her Jack where her sister pointed then stepped back behind it.
            Another familiar voice's words floated to her ears. "It is your time to shine, too," it said. "If your sister had been here, then you would never have tried to carve me and never given either one of us a chance to see what we could be. Thank you."
            "Wow!" said Shelia. "You did a fantastic job. Where did you ever come up with such a unique idea?"
            Sadie hugged her sister and grinned bigger than any Jack-o-Lantern on the stage. "Oh, I had a little help from a friend," she said.
            Shelia smiled down at her little sister. "I always knew you had it in you." she said.
           "I'd better get off of here so they can begin the judging. I don't care who they pick, I think yours is the best Jack-o-Lantern I have ever seen. Good luck."
            Sadie looked down at her Jack and smiled. "So do I," she said to herself."
                  The judging began. All three judges carefully studied each Jack-o-Lantern, whispering to each other the pros and cons of every piece. Finally, they finished and the head judge, Mr. Hensly, the school's art teacher, stepped to the podium to announce the winners.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Fun ~ A Pumpkin's Wish Part 3

A Pumpkin's Wish
By: C.L. Collar

Part 3

           "Good luck with that," said Sadie. "I hope you know what you are doing."
            "Trust me and believe in yourself," the pumpkin's voice faded into the air and sitting there in front of Sadie was the plain old pumpkin with the weird face that she had drawn earlier.
            "Well, here goes nothing," she said to the inanimate squash in front of her. She wiped off the chalk face, picked up the carving knife, and took a deep breath. She closed her eyes and pictured the beautiful carriage that had whisked Cinderella to the ball. As the image formed in her head, her hand began to move slowly carving it into the face of the pumpkin. Swirls here, spirals there, a square for a seat and circles for the tires with swirls and flourishes everywhere. She could see it all in her mind, but what was it looking like on her pumpkin canvas?
            Sadie opened her eyes. She could not believe what she saw. She had carved the pumpkin's face into an exact replica of Cinderella's coach. Wow, how did I ever do that? I am not an artist like my sister. I am plain old Sadie. She looked at the pumpkin again and marveled at the sight.
"Wherever you are, Miss. Pumpkin, thank you. I could never have done this without your help."
            "Oh yes you could." The voice came from inside the pumpkin. "I knew you could do it, I just had to convince you to try. Now look at me! I am beautiful and glorious, and I will be the belle of the Jack-o-Lantern contest. Come on, we must hurry or we'll be late."
             Sadie smiled and picked up her masterpiece. "No way are we going to miss this contest," she said. "It's your time to shine." She grabbed a candle off of the shelf and lit it pouring just enough wax into the pumpkin to make the candlestick and set up straight. Blowing out the candle she placed it securely inside, then she carefully picked up her pumpkin and headed out the door and to the park where the Jack-o-Lantern contest was to be held. 
            Sadie's confidence weakened as she neared the park. She could see all of the glorious Jack-o-Lanterns glowing on the steps of the stage. There were pumpkins carved into pictures of werewolves and dragons and witches. There were also evil Jack-o-Lanterns, some even eating smaller Jack-o-Lanterns. But there was one thing that they all had in common. They were all themed around Halloween, the Jack-o-Lantern's holiday.
                   As Sadie eyed her competition and slowly backed away a familiar voice hollered at her from the stage.