Monday, November 18, 2019

Hound Dog

"You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog"
Big Mama Thornton

Before Elvis sang Hound Dog there was Big Mama Thornton, in 1952, she recorded "Hound Dog" while working with another Peacock artist, Johnny Otis. 

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Inky Update

I had  a writing coach always reminding me to Not Trash a first draft.
I think of that a lot lately.

This was 15 of 31 ink drawings . . Inktober still in progress . . . Many of my inking chums have already been overwhelmed and moved on . . .
 Some of my chums are professionals . . their work is  

I'm also taking a class in Urban Sketching.
That's why I posted #15.
I used a Bic pen (ink only) - and posted the sketch - 
Then went back - added a little color and my first homework assignment was acceptable.
Hey, for a rookie - this passes - and reminds me of the "No Trashing" rule.
Some of my chums are following prompts
not me
I just draw whatever comes to mind - or presents itself.
I'm trying out all different kinds of inking tools.
Right now i have a preference for Ballpoint and/or Fountain pen
which turned out to be nifty
I am studying with
he has the same preference.


well, I have plenty of stories to share, but right now I'm going to add some music
(no, not my own)
and participate in Tom's Foto Tunes

The Kingston Trio
"Go Tell Rodger"

love & love,

Monday, October 14, 2019

"Baba Yetu"

Arrived early enough to capture this
Just a few minutes more
and the place would be full

Several times a year
I get to visit
this beautiful place
and share a story

I have a few favorite sounds
the first two:
1. wind through zephyr pines
2. people singing together

"Baba Yetu"
('Our Father')
Stellenbosch Choir

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sweet Heart

d'ya remember the poem that goes:
"I'm hiding, I'm hiding and no one knows where?"
That's my pupster.

Right now she'd like the rain to stop
so we can 
enjoy a Sunday Stroll.

Ya Know?
I always thought the title of this song was
"Waitress In A Doughnut Shop"
Actually called

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
love & love,

Monday, October 07, 2019


Happy Monday!

"Soft Kitty"
Big Bang Theory Cast

smiles for friends at Tom's Foto Tunes

Monday, September 30, 2019

Turn Around . . .

Headed off across the grass
towards a specific spot

Turned around
and was amazed at how far I'd come


Harry Belafonte
"Turn Around"

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Thursday, September 19, 2019


My first horse
Third "Draw This Challenge"
No Natural talent for this art expression
only means i get to "practise, practise, practise."

So, I'm joining
 for 31 days of Ink.

Wanna join in?


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Garden Party

Gotta get myself back to the garden
I'll wait a day or two
'til it cools

John Fogerty - Garden Party:

Happy Day to You!

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Friday, August 09, 2019

Not admitting defeat!

 challenges - keeping me from a remembered routine.
Thank you for visiting.
I'll return A.S.A.P,

love & love,