SkaDAMo 2013 Day 21

November 22, 2013

pig in a blanket450 2

“Pigs in a Blanket”

Well at least two of them.

The lovely Laurel Gaylord of Studio Lolo suggested this porcine pun. One of a many other idioms and puns. A girl after my own heart, she is. Can’t wait to dig in to that list.

Stop on by here to see what the other SkADaMo participants are up to.


HoHoDooDa Day 2

December 2, 2012


A Digital re-sketch of one of my Twelve Days of Christmas challenge a couple of years ago.

Swing on by and check out what my fabulous fellow HoHoDooDa Doers are doing!





Laura Anne

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banjo pigs

September 10, 2010

Sheesh! I just realized it’s been a while since I posted anything. What is going on with me anyway?

Well, here is a wee piggy I posted on Dueling Banjo Pigs a while ago. You really must visit that site. It’s piggy-licious and full of hammy goodness!


May 20, 2009



I might not be the brightest kid
I know I’m not courageous
but that awful bird and swine thing,
is really quite contagious
I think I might have caught it,
so I need to ask some things.
Will my nose get long and piglike,
and my shoulders sprout out wings?
I guess I shouldn’t worry,
and make a big tadoo,
because all that would happen
the same day that swine flu.


I might not be the brightest kid,
I know I’m not courageous,
but that awful bird and swine thing,
is really quite contagious!

I think I might have caught it,
so I need to ask some things.
Will my nose become all piglike,
and my shoulders sprout out wings?

I guess I shouldn’t worry,
and make a big to-do,
because those things would happen,
the same day that “swine flu”.

– Linda Silvestri


This week’s Illustration Friday prompt is (oddly (0;) “Contagious.”

pig in a blanket

February 3, 2008


The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Blanket.” Brrrrrrrrr, perfect for a cold winter day like today.

Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Your thinking “COLD?! You Californians don’t even know what that word means!”

You would be right…

…and what’s your point?

It was 52 degrees today and I had to put on a jacket!

Which reminds me, did you know, another name for Pigs in a Blanket is Franks in Jackets? For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, Pigs in a Blanket is a yummy comfort food whose ingredients vary slightly depending on what part of the world you come from.

If you are living in the U.S., PIAB consist of either sausages wrapped in pastry dough or in some households and restaurants, are served as sausages wrapped in pancakes with maple syrup on the side.

Now if you are from the U.K., my understanding is that the Blanketed Pigs there, are small sausages wrapped in bacon (because you can never really get enough pork in one mouthful,) usually served at Christmas lunch or with roast dinners. In fact Pigs in a Blanket is apparently now considered an essential part of the Christmas meal.

When I was growing up, my mom and gramma made cabbage rolls, stuffed with meat and rice, braised in tomato sauce and called them Pigs in a Blanket. I fondly remember them being delicious and my favorite meal, next to mac and cheese and fish sticks, (such a sophisticated palette I had, back then.)

My husband, Tom tells me his mom made the same cabbage rolls, but called them Gołąbki, (say that three times fast!) I recently found out, that although Tom is not of Slovak descent, nor am I, Gołąbki are usually found in regions heavily influenced by Polish or Ukrainian immigrants. Who knew?

So now I’m thinking, what I should have been doing today, instead of DRAWING Pigs in a Blanket, was COOK up a batch of those pupppies. It would have been perfect for this cold-esque day.


Thanks Laurel of Studio Lolo, for the idea. I was coming up empty handed on this one.

when pigs fly

November 5, 2007

flyingpigs.jpg“When pigs fly” is an idiom meaning wishful thinking or something very unlikely to happen. So if you’re feeling a bit cynical about that bundled package of phone, Internet, and TV services being shoved down your throat by some overzealous, intrusive telemarketer, feel free to unleash that little gem on them.As far as the origin of this delightful, porcine expression, Michael Quinon states on his website “World Wide Words

“We have to go back a long way to find the original of this idea. It seems to have been a traditional Scottish proverb, which was first written down in 1586 in an edition of John Withal’s English-Latin dictionary for children. This had an appendix of proverbs rendered into Latin, of which one was the usual form of the proverb in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: “pigs fly in the air with their tails forward”. If they did indeed fly, the proverb argues, flying backwards would seem a small extra feat.”

There is a veritable pig trough of flying pig references out there, some more famous than others. This is a reference from Lewis Carroll:

“Thinking again?” the Duchess asked, with another dig of her sharp little chin.”I’ve a right to think,” said Alice sharply, for she was beginning to feel a little worried.”Just about as much right,” said the Duchess, “as pigs have to fly….” — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, chapter 9.

According to Wikipedia, the author John Steinbeck used a winged pig that he called Pigasus in his signature and his exlibris. His wife Elaine relates his sentiment that “Man must aspire though he be earth-bound”.A flying or floating pig is one of the symbols associated with the rock band Pink Floyd and often appeared at concerts in the form of a large pig balloon.Well, that’s enough information gathering for now. I must hit the sack, since I plan on getting up extra early tomorrow morning…to work out.When pigs fly!