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From My Sketchbook – An Ode to My Mom

I just arrived back to the Big Apple after a lovely weekend spent with my mom at her cottage in NH.   As always, she put up with me most graciously, made me fabulous meals and a t0-die-for  rhubarb pie, and cheered me on at my trio recital in Vermont.  I could go on and on about all that I love about my mom, but for now I’m offering up this simple “ode” and cartoon to her…

I am truly blessed,

Since my mom’s the best.

She is pretty switched on,

(Except from dusk to dawn.)

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

When hot and humid is broadcast,

You may be dreading the forecast.

If you can’t get to a pool,

At least the trains will be cool.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Sketching portraits – why not give it a try.

It’s fun – you could apply for a job at the FBI!

At the very least it’s a diversion,

That nicely shortens every excursion.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

The shiny black hue,

Of her asymmetrical ‘do,

Complimented a face,

Studious in it’s grace.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Her pretty profile,

Made sketching worthwhile.

I studied her classic style,

Intently from across the aisle.

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My Favorite Things – Cafe Dates with My Cartoon Friends

I do have real friends, actually, but sometimes it’s just as fun to take myself out to a cafe with my sketchbook for some people watching and cartoon friend creation.

Case in point, this past weekend I walked to the Upper West Side Maison Kayser

And ordered a cafe latte and a slice of flour-less chocolate cake.

It was a hopping time to be at Maison Kayser, so I had fun picking subjects to sketch.  A party of four arrived at the table across from mine a short time after I sat down.  I captured one of the gentlemen in the group perusing the menu…as you can see, people tend to look happy when they’re reading the menu at Maison Kayser

And I could imagine him thinking…

 

Oh dear, oh my, what to choose?

Everything’s good, so there’s nothing to lose.

My belly has room for dessert, of course,

Too bad the sugar will cause remorse.

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From My Sketchbook – Rhymes and Doodles

Tuning out,

Is without a doubt,

The best course of action,

If you want a distraction.

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