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all artists.


love wandering around the town

discovering artists’ work

left in unexpected places

a sudden inspiration

using what they found


“i don’t think there’s anything in this universe as powerful as the power of an artist to create.

by that logic, we are all artists, aren’t we?”

-malcolm fernandes




 my car and i

have happily traveled

100,000 miles together as of today.

who knows how far we’ll go from here?



‘there is but one earth, tiny and fragile, 

and one must get 100,000 miles away

to appreciate one’s good fortune in living on it.’ 

-michael collins

(Major General, USAF, Ret.) is an american former astronaut and test pilot. selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice.

merci beaucoup.



i would like to 

offer my sincere appreciation

to my 1 and only reader

hailing from 

the lovely 

french caribbean island



i wonder which of the people in this picture it is?

each day

one of them wanders 

out of the crystal waters

onto the baby powder soft warm welcoming sand

under an azure sky

dotted with fairy floss clouds

back to his/her lovely beach hut

and takes a minute to read my blog.

here’s to you

loyal reader. 

appreciation is a wonderful thing.

it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

– voltaire

love of beauty is taste. the creation of beauty is art. – ralph waldo emerson



it is art fair time once again

and we start out strong

babies v and r bouncing along

and hoping all our wishes come true

wandering through the streets

seeing all the colors

and people

and dogs with hats

and statues that move

and twirly

and painty

and beautiful

shiny things

and dancers

swaying and bending

and smelling

the spicy kabobs

and licking

the sugar


the elephant ears



 drums booming



all kinds of everything.


and then

it is time for a break

on the diag

a quiet oasis

right in the middle of it all


with a bottle and a blanket and a weary smile


and with the hug of a tree

much bigger than me

and then

IMG_1387 you reach your limit

and you find

your very own

secret and happy place


your hopeful wish


to go home

once again.

timing has a lot to do with art.

– ll cool j

 artist credit- bruce reinfield

sometimes, bad days are there to remind you that you have good ones to look forward to. – author unknown


IMG_0121like the day

you stood on the upside-down water table

with your beloved blankie and pacifiier all dirty

a bandaid on your scraped-up foot

mosquito bites itching

an empty bug net

and a turtle with a snapped-off tail nearby

 you can’t find your shoes

your diaper is wet

 you’re tired

and your shorts are all twisted-up.

and then –



it is the next day

and the sun is shining


you have a fancy cocktail

right in front of you


floating fruit cut in shapes

a special bendy straw

and you are standing

at a table just your size

with your fancy red shirt on

and your smile

is as big as the universe


in an instant

all is well with the world

once again.

here’s to you, baby j, as you continue to persevere

and find your way through the world, even after the tough days.

you are a model for all of us.