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best of the drawing of the day: fainting couch

In September I do some themed drawings of the day as a warmup for Inktober, where I will be working to prompt list.  My usual September theme is furniture, with a different piece of furniture in every drawing. Hence, this … Continue reading

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the possum test

A small possum sticks it nose out from under the ferns and wild grapes, sniffs the air and discovers that the internet connection is back at last.  It comes through the air somehow and lands on that dinner plate (mmm, … Continue reading

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the possum lady of old kekionga

(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading

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more spider time

It’s September, it’s glorious (when it’s not 90 degrees F with 90% humidity) and I’ve been spending a lot of time with my dogs– and my spiders.  It’s spider time, which is my favorite time of year.  This September I … Continue reading

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spider time again

Somehow, once again, the bulk of summer has passed without most of us noticing it.  (I had a better excuse than usual this year, with a corgi pup, the Martian, to raise and start to train.) The end of summer … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: feathered dinosaur

I didn’t give this drawing a title in the sketchbook at the time that I made it, so now I feel perfectly free to give it an ambiguous, if not actually confusing, title as part of a blog post.  Because … Continue reading

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on finding a dunkleosteous

Everybody who grew up in Cleveland, as I did, knows the Dunkleosteous.  He’s the giant Devonian predator fish that is pretty much the official giant Devonian predators fish of the city.  We all grew up visiting him at the Museum … Continue reading

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the ghost catfish of kekionga : a twenty minute fiction

Ghost animals.  Spirit animals.  The People Who Lived Here before us called them that, the all white animals you see down in the Woods sometimes.  Grandpa Berry tells stories his grandma told him, and she said she heard them from … Continue reading

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social media shark

A social media shark made his first appearance yesterday on my Instagram: IKEA shark in its native habitat. #shark #sharks #toy #toys #stuffedanimal #yellow #bag #pillow #store #ikea #ikeashark #phonecamera #ipodtouch And then he popped up, in a different pose, on my personal Facebook in a shout out to his place of … Continue reading

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winter sports in your own backyard

Hum the theme loudly as you look at these images– the Winter Olympics have begun!

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