Sunday, December 8, 2013

                           CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

The Mouse King's musicians are playing this year.  Come one, come all!
If you find yourself in the Mouse Woodland this Christmas eve. this is a performance that you will not want to miss. 
The Dainty Mouse Dancing Troupe will return with their spectacularly athletic, yet, dainty feats designed to mystify and amaze.  You must come, they are so pretty and magical!  
The Opera Singing Mice Return!
The Mouse Woodland rings with splendid coloratura when these two meeses sing.  There will also be a candlelight service with carols.

Has anyone spotted the Mouse King Yet?

Remember that you must follow him to the Mouse King Party.  If you cannot find him ask the birds.  They will tell you where he is and where the party is being held this year.
If you are reading this and you are not a mouse, follow these instructions:
When you go to bed on Christmas eve. pretend to sleep.  While it is true that you cannot fool Santa, the Sandman is so sleepy he is easy to convince.  Grab hold of his coattails.  He is obligated to drop anyone off in the outskirts of Mouse Woodland if they are lucky enough to catch him. From there, the giant tortoise will give you a ride to the heart of the woods.  Don't forget to ask the birds for directions. 

Merry CHRISTMAS to all!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013


                                Twilight, the beginning of evening.

Peter and Petal Mouse

Peter and Petal meet in the gloaming, the twilight of betwixt and between.  No cats can find them and no one can harm them.  It is the magic hour.

Peter always takes his beloved to sweet places.   They meet on spongy cakes where they make sugary tracks in the cool icing.  Here it snows candy confetti and flowers spring from the corners they nibble.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


To rise above,
                   or go beyond, overpass;
                                            exceed: to out do or exceed in excellence.

Bunny on the moon

 The bunny on the moon was the best star catcher of all. He let his shiny friends sit in his comfortable basket and fed them tidbits of moon cheese.  He gave them rides on his fishing pole and flung them to far off places in the galaxy.  He sang them lullabies and loved them dearly.
 How did the best star catcher transcend all ideas of friendship?
 He let them all go.


Monday, September 16, 2013

           To glitter

                                to flash,  to give a faint or intermittent light.

The Bunny Brotherhood

This was the day that he had been waiting for.  This was the day he would join the Bunny Brotherhood where all were long of ear and brave of heart.
As a kit, he had had a glimpse of what that would mean.  Many a bunny came back from the initiation with an extra spring in the leg, a knowing gleam in the eye.  These bunnies were brave and true.  They were sworn to protect, educate and treat all bunnykind with kindness and love.   

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Quintessence The most essential part of any substance; a highly refined essence or extract.  The purest and most perfect form or manifestation of some quality.
This is what is was like to love.
                                love            love

  love           The new arrival, snuggled in his periwinkle blue pajamas  love
                          was the quintessence of love.
                                                           No one would ever be the same..                Love

Thursday, August 29, 2013


To Look, to receive knowledge by direct perception
                                                       To behold

Laundry Day
             Something big was coming.
 She felt it in the way the wind batted at her ankles, at the way the very blades of grass perked up by the approaching storm.  This would be no ordinary storm.  She needed to get home fast.  Something would be waiting for her.
                                                                                     Something Good.

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Mother and baby bunny

 Even though they were poor, home was full of plenty.  It was overwhelming in its lavishness, its opulence.  Love spilled out of the door and lit up the dark forest outside.

                Overflowing state or condition.
                                                           More than enough.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Whimsy a capricious notion or fancy.

                          Deviation from the ordinary.   
Dainty Mice

"But why?"  asked Miriam, "why did all the mice get up and start dancing all at once?  There is no rhyme or reason!"
The professor stroked his chin thoughtfully, "It must have been a whim, a flight of fancy."
"Madness," muttered Miriam.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

           a sudden turn  of the mind without apparent motive.            
Floating on air

Rosalind had always been the most sensible of all the geese.   But that day the villagers remarked that she had been seen floating on air for no less than two hours.


Saturday, August 17, 2013


Vignette Any small, pleasing picture or view.
           A small, graceful literary sketch.

Did you hear about Hare E. Bunnington?
                  For your viewing pleasure...
                                     try a sweet vignette at your next party.

Sweet hearts forever

                                                                                          Tell a visual story
                                    May I call upon you sometime?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A cup cake topper is not just a cup cake topper

A pretty Pleasure with sugar on top

Playful Pups cup cake toppers

                                A cup cake topper could be a fruit Topper

                             a gum drop topper

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


I love the word

It is the breath of life.
It is what quickens our heart.

Does inspiration come from without or from within?
When we have an idea it is as if we took a breath.  It is drawn inside us and nourishes us. Engaging the senses is the best way to gain inspiration. 

Look at something beautiful. Viewing the masters at an art museum can make you want to run home and paint.

I drew these bunnies after I saw a bunny with his paws
to his mouth. It struck me that he looked as if he had a
secret to share.  
                    Listen to the rhythm of your foot steps as you walk.