Category Archives: collaborative storybook

Creation Myth # 12

Two for Damyanti Ghosh, who requested image prompts. Survey her work at This drawing is of my niece, McKenzie Jones, when she was a teen-ager. Not so long ago…   At one time I was putting up new images every thursday … Continue reading

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How Many Stories Can A Picture Tell?

Catherine Nesbitt called the other day to buy a painting. It was her husband’s birthday and the painting gave Jim pleasure so she wanted him to have it. If the truth be told it wasn’t her favorite. The other painting … Continue reading

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War Games; and Bravo’s UNTITLED ART PROJECT

We played paintball in the mountains here, with friends from work. I sprained my ankle and broke a rib and had quarter sized bruises all over my body. I limped for a week and still hold my side when I … Continue reading

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ada and the man

Ada will be 6 months old tomorrow. She is watching me now from her nest by my side. Here she is. She’s picked up a new interest. And this blog will be a year old.

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Praise, pepek the assassin

hmmm… can’t seem to let this one go. Joyce (pepek) has changed a line in her poem, Praise, written to accompany the image below. I am posting both versions below. Would love to hear your response to the change… . … Continue reading

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this is the post that opened the storybook

I am catching up here, having been distracted by some 8 weeks on a film crew, and having a baby (well, Naomi had the baby. At home! Welcome, Ada Corinna Meridian Swinton!), followed by driving a moving truck 2000 miles … Continue reading

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new writing / catching up!

. Here is Grand Canyon, a poem from Tiel Aisha Ansari, creator of the blog, knocking from inside. The poem is from her 3 trips to the Grand Canyon and accompanies this week’s image. . And flesh and rock, from … Continue reading

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