Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Marvin: Sweater-Wearing Donkey

Marvin was on his way to have tea with Mabel.
And he was wearing a grand, new sweater.
'Twould be a find day, indeed!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monkey Monkey Moo!

Monkey Monkey Moo!
Shall we buy a few?
Yellow monkeys,
Purple monkeys,
Monkeys red and blue.

Be a monkey, do!
Who's a monkey, who?
He's a monkey,
She's a monkey,
You're a monkey, too!

-1949, Marion Edey and Dorothy Grider

When my daughter was about 6 or 7,
we memorized this poem together.
'Twas fun!

Friday, December 3, 2010



misses his kids
loves the franciscan renewal center's grounds
is always thinking of the country...

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

This morning I walked through the orange groves
and found this drawing in the dirt.
It made me smile.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


i have not danced in awhile...sad thing that'll
have to change....


Sometimes he dreamed of looking different, 
but then he remembered he was 
perfect just the way he was.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

stressful scribbling

todd scribbled this whilst at the doctor's office....
jenny colored it, cuz she's good at coloring...
todd's only been 'so-so' with managing his stress and frustration lately
oh well, another good reason to draw eh?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pound the 'nail-head'

my kids are creators and so am i...
i love when they 'art' i will not lie...
just awhile ago i tightened the slack...
and said, to the world,
'i want my crayons back.'

lily...desmond...if it's in you keep doing it
no matter what 'they' say...no matter what your mind tells you...
find your niche...
find the nail-head and pound that poor sucker
until it's flush with the level of your soul...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

cloudy day thanks......

Rain, clouds, cool weather, gratitude lists, and ukulele music....for these things, todd is thankful.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bird In A Sweater

Clarence was happy to see the darkening sky.
He liked gray clouds.

His last minute decision to put on a sweater 
had been a good choice.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Artist trading card flurry

Jenny turned Todd on to the 'artist trading card' sized paper.
Todd likes pens and 'working quick.' it may not be long before he has
hundreds of 2.5 by 3.5 inch sized cards with doodles, quotes, and all sorts of general
goofiness on them....perhaps he should just leave them wherever he's at?
(be it a restaurant, park, bookstore, record store, bar, etc.)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

All i can do...today

sometimes 'showing up' is all you can do
while you set goals and dream a little...
sometimes 'showing up' and admitting that you've
done just that....can open up a world of possibilities
today, i'm dreaming of the country again...


He knew just what he wanted to be for Halloween.

It was a good choice.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Milton was a kind and gentle fish

who loved handsomely knit sweaters.

Monday, October 11, 2010


The winner of my Elepant In An Apron Giveaway is:


Todd is always music-ing

here's my music page if you have a taste for folk music, gospel music, blues, country music, the ukulele, and tin pan alley music....


the book is actually entitled, 'do what you love and the money will follow.'
i say, no guarantees necessarily...just do...keep doin'
do it for the love of 'the thing'
it'll reciprocate somehow...

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wanna Win an Elephant?

Wanna win this elephant?

Simply leave a comment on this post 
before Sunday evening, 9 p.m.

I will draw a name and announce the winner on Monday morning.

See my post on my other blog
to see the inspiration behind this giveaway.


Break Time

todd is a ponder-er & there's been no time to ponder
lots of talk, not a lot of wonder
so now it's break time for a bit....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

paper doll do-ing

Jenny introduced 'paper dolls' to Todd.
Todd liked the idea.
Todd likes a lot of Jenny's ideas.
Todd started 'doing.'
Todd is a do-er.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sweater Day

he knew it would be 
a glorious day
in his stripped 
turtleneck sweater