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Ferret  by Wackyjax
Finished. I apologize for the weird shading, but I had it propped up on the kitchen counter and too a pic with my cell. HB pencil, black and brown micron pens, black, green, red, and red ink with glitter pens, gray and green markers.
WIP Ferret  by Wackyjax
WIP Ferret
For Kathy, in memory of Mike. Work in progress.
HB pencil on regular sketchbook paper, slightly enhanced by my cell.
Ode to My Travel Alarm Clock  by Wackyjax
Ode to My Travel Alarm Clock
Ode to My Travel Alarm Clock

My long-time partner travel alarm clock
officially died today.
It let out one more pathetic beep,
then simply slipped away.

It journeyed with me one more time,
in my pocket did it ride,
I went to Walmart to get batteries
in hopes it would revive.

When I got home I earnestly
replaced the old ones with the new.
But as I turned it in my hands
I saw its journey was through.

The light turned on, but it was clear
that nobody was home.
Its silvered face is blank, you see,
the electric spirit flown.

Oh, my poor, timely, alarming friend,
such a boon you were to me!
You went with me to Finland, England,
California, Germany and Zurich, briefly.

You had to be about eleven years old,
not bad for an old timer!
Of all the clocks I've ever beheld,
not one could hope to be kinder!

So rest now, my old timey friend,
you've made your master humbler
For one good lesson that you've taught me
is that all our days are numbered!
Wing and a Prayer

God sent me a wish today.
On a wing.
I opened the door,
And there it was.
As if waiting for me to stop by.

Don't know what kind of wing it was.
But that it was big and colorful.
And alone.
Where was the butterfly or moth
That had undoubtedly lost its life?
Where was this wonderful creature
Whose wing made me pause and marvel at its beauty?
I saw nothing on the ground but stones.
No butterfly corpses
No moth carcasses.

The wing must have flown there somehow.
On the breath of God's wind.
So I picked it up
So light and delicate
It seemed still alive
As the slightest breath
Made it flutter and hop in my hand,
Its false eye winking at me.
So I held it close and said a prayer
That had all my hopes and dreams
I them blew on it.
Sent it flying back to God.

I saw a tiny moth the night before.
Pure white.
I've seen all colors.
Yellows, browns, grays, and even bright pink.

I always think they might be angels in disguise.
Wing and a Prayer
Rediscovered poem. Originally written 06/09.
If I Had a Handful

As I felt the sun go down
It surely seemed to be
A big premiere red carpet show
That was only meant for me.

The changing colors were added flair
With a wispy cloud or two
Distant thunder as an introduction
Lightning, the camera crew.

But there was no lady moon tonight
It was her time to be away
And as I watched, I realized
The stars had come out to play.

Hello, you boiling diamonds!
So nice to see you shine!
Every dot a light of joy
Perfect in design.

And if I had a handful,
My heart then I would fill
I too would truly sparkle
Even if I just stood still.
Hey, peeps. As many of you know, I am a poet. I have written quite a few over the years, but never really knew what I should do with them. 
Thanks to a friend of mine, I am going to become an officially published author, to the tune of $125. To start, I'm going to publish 10 poems, with a few illustrations, soft cover bound. 20 books in all.
(Now, scraping that together will take some time. I asked what 50 books would cost,  and I got back $300. Ouch. Great deal, but ouch.)
I'm thinking $7-8 per book, and of course I'll do the illustrations and cover.
My focus now is which 10 poems will make the most sense? (No worries, Dancing in My Pineapple Pants is a given, along with Nursery Crime and The Hole of Night.) This first bunch is probably going to all rhyme and have a little whimsy. Then I have to decide which 3 to illustrate,  and with what. Color is allowed, which is actually very generous. 
Thoughts? Any comments on poem choice or drawing ideas are welcome, or if you just want a copy, let me know. I'll get a list going. If there's a strong enough response, maybe I can do something like a 50 book run through Kickstarter.
  • Mood: Regretful
  • Listening to: Casting Crowns-Praise You in the Storm
  • Reading: Books
  • Watching: People :|
  • Playing: Crossy Road
  • Eating: 90% vegetarian. Nobody's perfect.
  • Drinking: Water


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Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Christian, artist, poet, writer, storyteller. Old enough to know better, young enough not to care. ^^ Oh, and I'm a bonefide Cheesehead. Currently working 2 jobs, trying to find my way in the world.

Current Residence: Wisconsin, USA
Favourite genre of music: Hard Rock, Christian, Pop, Nature, Classical
Favourite photographer: Everybody in National Geographic
Favourite cartoon character: Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield, Bugs Bunny, Ebenezer & Snooch <-(
Personal Quote: Just do what you can with what you have.


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SpiteSireII Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Thanks for the llama dear. ♥
Wackyjax Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YW! :aww:
TheEternalSophia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday!!!Cupcake GIF Icon - Five Nights at Freddy's Sini Birthday Foxy's Booty Dance (Chat Icon) 
Wackyjax Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :) 
Liekkii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!! :party: :cuddle:
Wackyjax Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :) I hope you are well. I still have presents to send you! :ohnoes: ^^;
Liekkii Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it's ok. :D I hope you've been well, as well. :aww:
Wackyjax Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been a twisted roller-coaster, the last few weeks. I got a new job that I'm fairly certain that I'm not going to keep, and yesterday was my grandma's funeral. At least I got a chance to see parts of my family I haven't seen in quite a long time. :)
How are you? 
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kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks 4 the faves!
Wackyjax Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
YW! :aww:
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