a long time in the making

After experiencing several monster-sized issues, my eBook is now available. Truth be told, post-problems it was ready in late January, but at the time, I had not the heart to promote it. So without further ado – some new illustrations and a new poem too – love of the monster – is yours for the downloading (oh and a tiny $2.99)

โคthank you

peace to you


may peace find you this season
merry and bright hearts love one another
compassion in gentle wrapping for all



There are very few pieces of my art that stick into my soul, this joyous beast holds my heart in a warm place.
I wish many joyous momentsโ€“for each and every one of youโ€“in this wondrous season of magnified love. ๐Ÿ˜˜


4:20 am

My poem “4:20 am” published in the weekly Avocet – a magazine focusing on nature and all its breathtaking wonder.
I hope you’re all preparing for the warm wonders ahead ๐Ÿ˜˜

Baby Elf

my poem “4:20 am” (attached below) is in the weekly Avocet – issue #262 – but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to attach the file – I’m attaching the poem
and the link to the Avocet if you’d like to submit writing to this important publication for Mother Earth



frost creeps into the holes of my old moccasins

the taffy-stretched shadow of a red sunset maple

reaches across the dark grass

as if she too

desires the moon’s infinite perfection

stars tuck away in their opaque shells

this is autumn’s whisper


I peek through my eyelashes

must commit to memory

must etch my soul with rehearsed minutes

before tomorrow’s living

rubs out this wonder



I remain frozen in my silent place

knowing the sun will wipe away

the beautiful moon

this pristine silent moment

don’t want to go back inside a walled house


wish I could honestly tell you

a love affair with nature

enticed me from my bed


at 4:15 AM

my Dachshund needed to pee


Kinder Hours

New flash “KINDER HOURS”ย  and one of my illustration’s “UNIVERSAL WIZARD” together
Words and art keep each other company during this magical holiday season
Published in an excellent zine, FREELIT


nesting secrets

These graphic/art/word combos are such fun to do. Reminds me why I had an interest in advertising all those years back. I love the marriage of art and word. Thank you.


a day of whispering bones

Happy Halloween!


it’s about us, not them


harvest moon secrets


passed your usual faith

how embarrassing, had to redo this because I always screw up “past” vs “passed”