We All Fall Down

Did you know that Fall (the season) is short for the medieval English for  Fall Of the Leaf? I read that somewhere a long time ago and have filed it in the part of my brain that stores Things That Might Not Be True But Are So Good That They Should Be True.

We had a [...]

I Won! I Won! I Won!

Thank you, dear reader from New Brunswick Canada, for this reminder of the importance of being Irving. It’s huge, as you can see.

Vivian the Queen showing her readers her everyday crown, which she wears on top of her daily tiara. Her “dress up” crown is on the side table where it doubles [...]

I’d like to thank the Academy…

To some people it’s a work-in-progress. To others it’s just a good place to park a butt.

It seemed like a good idea at the time, to take a break from my back breaking cat wrangling/book writing duties. I’ve worked very hard, very very hard on my rehab to get my busted knee to bend j-u-s-t [...]

The Importance of Being Irving.


I did this for my new garden book, and  painted it big, although I intend to reproduce it in the garden book at this size:

Look familiar? Because it’s the same scene I painted for my first book, When Wanderers Cease to Roam (for those of you reading along, it’s on page 78):

Two reasons for doing [...]