Still pen-and-ink, but eight pens at a time.
Long story, but below the fold is a commissioned piece by artist Ratna Pappert. I can’t say enough about her (I have other examples of her work in my office); this one, I hope, will be part of the metaphorical tote bags available when I make my Patreon really public. Truth is, I am only posting this to force myself to do the things I need to do to make that happen. [Read more…]
The Lady of Innsmouth enchants with her eyes
Though an unblinking gaze she possesses
Her beauty is different–perhaps no surprise,
She has tentacles rather than tresses! [Read more…]
My robot dog, ten years ago,
Could do amazing things;
She’d bounce around the house, you know,
As if her legs had springs.
She’d hide behind a kitchen chair
(She’d learned this little quirk)
Then bound out, leaping from her lair
When I returned from work. [Read more…]
When you walk down the street
Through the new-fallen snow
Do you look at the footprints
You see as you go?
Do you wonder who walked there,
And how long ago?
And whose footprints you see
In the new-fallen snow? [Read more…]
Ok, I’m not supposed to be online, but I did see something I just had to share. If you are like me (I pity you), you have all of Roy Zimmerman’s CD’s, most of them signed. And you sing along. To all of them but maybe one, because your mouthparts can’t quite move that fast. And speaking of that song, it’s just about the season to give it more play: [Read more…]
The young folk say it’s all about branding. Me, I just like everything about it, from the smell, to the texture, to memories from childhood. And yes, I do remember melted wax seals from my childhood, and no, I’m not 400 years old. I guess my parents were weird, too.
It’s on its way–Now all I need is a local supplier of sheepskin vellum, and I can get off the internets for good and just tuck scrolls of pentametric verse into the knotholes of trees and bottles tossed into the North Atlantic. The way it was back when poets were real poets.
(Click to embiggen) This is a pic of the actual stamp, as I understand it. Nice of them to send a preview!