Albert Schweitzer

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. so thanks to those rekindlers!!!

Albert Schweitzer

Monday, December 29, 2008

Entry for Monday Artday...speed.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

“The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children”

"Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”

“When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.”

...Jim Henson

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Check my card shop!!
9 cards and soon to grow!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Two for "CLUTTER".
Illustration Friday entries...

More pumpkins...can't have too many.

*Some men see pumpkins as they are and ask why, I dream pumpkins that never were and ask "Why not"? U.S. President John F. Kennedy dreaming about a 1500 pounder in the oval office one January.
*The Pumpkin is always oranger on the other side of the patch.
*I would rather sit alone on a pumpkin than crowded on a velvet cushion
*Ask not what your Pumpkin can do for you, ask what you can do for your pumpkin!

*People with glass Pumpkins shouldn't throw gourds.
*I never met a pumpkin I didn't like.
*Give me pumpkins or give me death(a bit extreme don't you think?)
*A rolling pumpkin gathers no moss.
*As happy as a pumpkin in manure(and you thought only pigs liked this stuff)
*Pumpkin light, Pumpkin bright, first pumpkin I see tonight. Wish I may, wish I might, Wish I had a prizewinner tonight.
*If at first you do not succeed, sow, sow(or grow, grow) again.
*Which came first: The pumpkin or the Pumpkin seed?
*A Pumpkin by any other name is still a pumpkin
*To err is human, a pumpkin is divine.
*That's the way the pumpkin crumbles.
*A pumpkin(Pie, cookie or Ice cream) a day, keeps the doctor away.
*Win one for the Pumpkin
*It's vite-vity-vitie-vidi-pumpkin!!(Lucille Ball)
*This is one small step for pumpkins and one giant leap for pumpkin-kind.
*I can not tell a lie, I cut down the Pumpkin Patch( Contrary to cutting down Cherry trees, damaging pumpkin patches in any way is simply inexcusable)
*You must be out of your gourd!
*"A man my age has nothing left to do but move to the country and grow big pumpkins" President Chester A. Arthur

A few wonderful quotes from the PumpkinNook,

Monday, August 18, 2008


Pumpkins are best loved when detached...from the vine.
Entries for Illustration Friday (detached).

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Long Forgotten Treasure

Illustration friday entry..."Forgotten".

I did this after completing yet another an art history class, a while back.

It never really fit into anything...until now.

If you like'll love ancient Egypt.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The "Supernatural-ests" of all

(Another posibility for Artday Monday's weekly theme of "supernatural".
This is an excerpt from yet another endeavor. It started as a statement told to me by a small child years ago (he graduates from high school this year.) I didn't know what to do with it until my niece died. Then the story and images just seemed to fall onto the pages. That was three years ago...I guess I'd better stop sitting on this one and get it published.)

...Each pulled out a list.
Each checking it twice.
Each saying a prayer
for the naughty and nice.

...They talked about the old names
and names that are new.
Discussing each one...

...So watch what you say
and be careful where you walk.
May you be alittle wiser,
for you now know...

"supernatural" many ways to go...

(Artday Monday theme for the week.)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Art by committee entry...Gurney Journey blog.

"Stone emitted a kind of bark -- ha! -- and showed his teeth again."

Friday, May 16, 2008

Alien Castle...

Alien Castle...

"It may have been a castle, but it was unlike anything you'd see in history books. An alien hand had drawn the blueprints; I was willing to bet on that."
James Gurney's Art by Committee blog challenge...for last week actually. I didn't complete it on time to enter, but I wanted to finish it still. It's must visit blog, especially if you like science fiction.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.” James Allen quote
SEED...entry for Illustration Friday.
The original is small. I'm considering enlarging the drawing and adding more detail to the tree for an upcoming colored pencil exhibit. I did this last fall and it's been on my mind lately. Funny how it fit this week's theme.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A very condensed version of "No gum Allowed".
Always in progress...someday it will be complete and published.
Right now it fits Monday Artday's topic of the week...Dinosaurs.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yet Another Kind of Pirate

"Fortune knocks at every man's door once in a life, but in a good many cases the man is in a neighboring saloon and does not hear her." Mark Twain
A funny guy that Mark Twain...very cynical, but funny.
Entry for Monday Artday...Pirates

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Illustration Friday entry..."Heavy". A page from a book that I'm working on
called "Lord of the Dance". It is taken from a shaker song written in the 1800's.

"I danced on Friday when the sky turned black;
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back;
they buried my body and they thought I'd gone,
But I am the Dance and I still go on."

"Dance, then wherever you may be.
I am the Lord of the Dance," said He.
"I'll lead you all wherever you may be,
I will lead you all in the Dance,"said He.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

more monkey

"Whose with me?"

Monday, January 21, 2008


"What happened to you?"

Entry for Monday Artday...Transition.

We all go through transition in our lives.

Sometimes we don't even see our own

while we're caught up watching someone else's.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

"Stitch"...finally complete and scanning properly...technical difficulties with a new scanner or most likely operator error. So much to learn. Anywho, a Bonobo is an extremely intelligent mammal who is so genetically close to humans that it's mindboggling. At the zoo near me, they have tried many times and ways to escape their habitats. One time they actually picked the glue off the windows and hid it. Fortunately the keepers discovered the plot shortly before the window was completely removable. While the window was reattached, the Bonobos were kept in a meeting room where they watched soap operas, lounged on couches, and played video games.
Oh, since their arms are longer than their legs (they hang out mostly in trees) they hold them over their heads when they run on flat ground!

Friday, January 18, 2008


"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there."

*Lewis Carroll

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Entry for Monday Artday...busy town.
This is an example that I use for a 4th grade one-point perspective project. It is taken from a drawing called "Urban Blast" by Hans Georg Rausch in 1966. It's a great way to practice perspective with endless possiblitites.
"The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city. " ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.