Come With Me Down the Rabbit Hole

Dear Friends,
I write a monthly column for my local newspaper. Like a child, I still pretend I’m Kolchak the Night Stalker, but there are no cool monsters in the Hudson Valley, so I’m more like a lame version of Lois Lane.

While pounding the Mac, preparing an article about the Gilded Age: ‘The Haves and the Never Had,’ something outside my window leaped into my periphery. A wiry rabbit was frittering about. I jealously observed. In that moment, I wanted to be him – nary a care in the world except survival and the hungry hawk eyeing him from a nearby tree. He stopped and set his hopped-up nose on the garden Buddha.  I believe bunny and Buddha exchanged words. Then his soft brown fur disappeared. I imagine he fell down a rabbit hole where all wonderful creatures commune.

The little guy directly below – who I think is just adorable – was inspired by the Mad Hatter possibly, or ‘he’ could be a mashup of the Hunchback, Willy Wonka, Fred Astaire and Dr. Frank N. Furter from Rocky Horror. The cuties below him can be found down the mysterious hole. Except, they do surface now and again on sunny days.



These albino sloths shouldn’t be in the sun for too long –

albino slothsPurple skink likes rabbit holes, but enjoys sunning on logs too-

skink on logIf you tell purple skink he smells, he gets most upset-

skink closeI’d love to disappear down a rabbit hole for a tea party…wouldn’t you? Thank you and have a fabulous sun-mon. You’re welcome to follow me down the rabbit hole, where I will be dreaming tonight…

Monster Top Hat, manufactured August 16, 2014 – Prisma pencil  
Albino Sloths and Purple Skink, 2008 – Prisma, watercolor, acrylic, marker

12 thoughts on “Come With Me Down the Rabbit Hole

    • Hi there Glenda,
      The top guy is all Prisma with just a dab of white acrylic for the eye-lights. The rest of the creatures are mixed-media, Prisma, Acrylic, Water color and some marker
      I like making monsters 😉
      Have a great day!
      AnnMarie 🙂


  1. What wonderful drawings, AnnMarie! You create such beautifully imaginative worlds, and I love to drop into them through your blog. Your column sounds very interesting as well! 🙂


    • The little top hat fellow is one of my favorites so far – I love that he seems a bit shy, confused and lovable all at once (to me anyway 😉 )
      Thanks for your thumbs up! Nice words keep me going sometimes when I’m beating myself up for continual improve 🙂
      AnnMarie 🙂
      It’s fun having a little monthly column – it will be tricky fitting it in once school starts, as I have big plans for getting lots of drawing done on weekends – in between going to sports games and driving the daughter to work


      • Well, make sure you carve out time for your artwork and your blog — because I look forward to both arriving in my email! LOL I know what you mean about the changing season (school); I’m really hoping I can keep up my blog, my writing, AND get the assignments from my 2 online courses graded on time. Man, do I wish I could win the lottery (but then, I’d have to play, wouldn’t I?). Best wishes this school year! We’ll have to keep each other on the straight and narrow! 🙂


      • It’s a deal!
        And, maybe playing the lottery isn’t such a bad idea. A women that lives about 20 minutes away just won 3 mil on a scratch off – hey, maybe she’ll need some tee-shirts painted 😉
        Here’s to doing it all!!!


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