Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Edward Hopper Edward Hopper

above is Hopper's Pennsylvania Coal Town which I had
the privilege of seeing at The Farnsworth Museum ..long ago
and below is my photo of West Main Light

I may yet paint this place I pass in town and have photo'd under various conditions---when I see it with the shadow shapes, all I can think of is Edward Hopper, Edward Hopper, Edward Hopper----and a Maine artist, Murad Sayen----I share this shadow fascination with---what good company, eh wot?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Merry Christmas Over the Roads

Probably the only hand made card
of any size I will send out this year
will go to someone who will see the
glad tidings and
appreciate the heck out of it...
Inside is a poem I wrote

Sunday, December 6, 2009


During the Christmas rush it's nice
to be able to throw something together
with what you have in the fridge..
I used yesterday's roast chicken cut into chunks
and put them on a plate I just bought at
a Christmas Bazaar which needs
a pile of food on it to prevent
eyes from jumping around.
Then I spooned on some of CostCo's
Mango Salsa and since we're on
the Aruban route here...sliced on some bananas.
all that's missing is steele drum music
and swaying trade breezes...

Guess Who (author)

from a photo I took that screamed
to be handled with care....
you might only look and feel his heated cold stare
I see a man who has been read
and quoted by some
throwing away what in a lifetime
not often will come

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


(click on the picture to see it larger)
when reading the words, please insert "shelf"
where you think it ought to be--I forgot to...
I love this old tin with it's dings and
scrapes---been around a long time
I think. I have it my kitchen
where I have a lot of collected red things
.I don't remember where I picked it up but
I know the cover was almost welded on
it seemed...and you could shake and hear
something was in there...finally got it
off through sheer determination and
wondered just how old the tea leaves are.
I rubbed Vaseline on the cover edges and
set it back on the shelf. I was happy
to have it "fit" an Every Day Matters
drawing challenge. I have used mixed medias
in a Moleskine journal. I ought to brew a cup
just to read the leaves as my grand mother
was so expert at this, she'd have me all
wide eyed listening to her tales...