Trash Collector-Part 1

For about one year, Mom was the neighborhood trash collector. She put on her hat and armed with her metal reacher, she executed her clean up mission in our apartment complex. Mom went as far as her legs and walker allowed. She eventually ventured into surrounding neighborhoods. I finally convinced her to stay near our…

Sisters Are Not Puppies

“L” is in the clouds¬†with new baby sister “E” to kiss and hold. “Babies are so cute!” “I think so too, I love babies.” “I love her.” “Me, too!” “I thinks she loves me.” ‘I think you’re right. Baby E knows your voice.” L nodded. “Inside Mommy’s tummy Baby E¬†could hear us talking. That’s why…

Smiles and Violets

  “Smiles and Violets flash exquisite or invisible by distracted souls.” Edited from my post to #hangtenstories prompt #217-“Violet.” Pen & acrylic watercolor.  

Stubborn or Wisdom?

  #1linewed Stubborn–edited from my Twitter post on 6/19/17. “Even a stubborn mule can free itself if it uses wisdom for a tool.” Pen & colored pencil.  

Character Illustration

Creating the character’s consistency of qualities and features for #kidlitart is a challenge. I really enjoy #drawing and designing. Such a fun job!

Another Story

It’s funny how an AFPA amazes me, (Acceptance For Publication Agreement) when that’s what I work toward. I signed one a few days ago. Ta dah! The opposite is also true. A Rejection Email is a milestone which amazes me. We all need feedback. Any form of feedback. Pure excitement burst inside me when I…

Bard

“King’s bard, until he misspeaks a word, then never heard.” #hangtenstories 190