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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

When the cold sets in it’s best to keep bundled,

So your bones keep warm and not disgruntled.

It’s a glamorous look that’s really quite easy,

With the added perk that you won’t get sneezy.

 

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

The sparkles on her hat

Were clear from where I sat.

So sketch away I did

As she peered through her lid.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

As we climbed higher and higher,

More anxious was this frequent flier.

When he spilled his full cup of water,

My laptop became his new blotter.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

I think you will agree,

He’s sporting a goatee.

The birthmark’s quite well placed,

And his brows nicely spaced.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

It doesn’t take much to be a bag lady.

Just a hat, bag and a look that’s shady.

Course if you’re a man you’ll find it more hard.

(The lady part means going an extra yard.)

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Friday’s Thought – The Little Details

“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.”

(William Morris)

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

The New York City Ballet fall season started up today, and I headed back to Lincoln Center for a full day of rehearsals on Swan Lake.  The pace at NYCB is always in high gear (opening night is tomorrow!), and to top off 5  1/2 hours of orchestra rehearsals, I then headed off to the Empire Hotel to support my husband who was acting as emcee for an evening of music and talk with some of the choreographers of the new works being put up this season.

Not being as youthful as I once was, I found myself fading fast as the evening wore on.  A big hint that I had reached my limit was when my black ballpoint pen ran out of ink and it felt to me like the world was ending.

Note to self: Get more sleep and carry around a spare black ballpoint pen!

I did manage this sketch of a patron listening in rapt attention to the music.  (She actually WAS wearing a striped shirt in shades of blue!)  So…

It’s all good!

She listened to the tune,

Which ended all too soon.

Then my black pen up and died,

And I left feeling fried.

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