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Thursday, December 24, 2015


These chicken wishbone roasted, then boiled twice, they still have a faint odor of chicken. I know. They are collar bones. I saved chicken wishbones for the walk down memory lane of "make a wish" and trying with parents, brothers, sisters, friends and children.

 Noticing their cantilever and beauty, I glued them together. Now I am drawing them and priming a couple of canvases. What will they become? What will a child's game begin?

Monday, December 14, 2015


I sketched while driving. O-o-o- Dangerous! Worse than texting? I had a commute to South Austin to a 6:30 PM class. That's over, now. Nevertheless, I discovered a calming practice when the alleged traffic was more like "parking". Little doodles or sketches. It works to pass the time when waiting - in line, your turn, at the bank, etc.


Sunday, December 6, 2015


At Thanksgiving this year, we sang grace as taught by my Mom. It was a commercial from the Fred Waring Radio Show, daytime radio from the 1930's then later into the 1950's. I don't know who the sponsor was, who authored the song.

"Good health and wealth and joy about,
Whenever we gather to eat
And all the family gathered around
And on our table's meat,
Protein, Protein
and other good things to eat."
followed by
"We gather together
To ask the Lord's Blessing