Mother’s Day

May 8, 2022

First one without her.


Ankshuss Waykoff

October 12, 2020

Feeling anxious and full of self doubt, (more than usual,) this past week. So thought maybe I’d monster it up and attempt to rhyme myself out of it. Kinda worked… oh, and it’s October, so, you know…

Pandemic Pan

April 11, 2020

I made another silly poem.

Pandemic pan

Pandemic Blues

March 24, 2020


I made a silly poem.

me caricature covid poem 2

Grace, thy name is Ignatz

February 18, 2015

kitty ballerina

This kitty-ballerina image (which is a redraw), came to mind a few years ago while staring at my kitty, Ignatz’s feets. I studied admiringly, Iggy’s pristeen white fur and pink toes, bringing to mind the white tights and pink shoes of a prima ballerina. That along with an almost preternatural grace she’s been known to exhibit, while padding, almost toe dancing across the fireplace mantle. She lithely slinks along this 3 inch wide path, past tons of chachkis and photos, with nary an item being knocked over.

The girl’s got mad grace-skills!

Of course, when I have to rescue a terrified, de-tailed lizard from under our bed, one of many she proudly trots into the house, the ballerina image dissipates rapidly. –Sigh.


Click to get better look at Iggy’s feets!


March 5, 2014

singing lady_line new 450 2

The Illustration Friday word of the week is “voice.” So I decided to redraw yet another oldie. I better get off my duff and come up with some new ideas I suppose, eh?

IF: drifting

June 23, 2009


SHEEP SLEEP (or Counting Peeps)

Sheila Sheepington-Fleecewater,
found it hard to sleep well.

So she sipped a bit of sweet water, 
while she counted people.


The Illustration Friday theme lends itself to quite a few images this week. However, what immediately comes to my mind is the trouble “drifting” off to sleep insomnia often gives me, as my alter-ego Sheila demonstrates above. (Plus, I wanted another excuse to draw sheep shoes.)


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.”


October 5, 2008

He ate a great big breakfast
of sugar coated flakes,
with toast and berry jelly
and honey covered cakes.

He washed it down with soda pop
and wiped off all the crumbs.
He smiled up at the waitress,
but all she saw were gums.


The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “Sugary.’

a runcible spoon?

August 27, 2008

So I was sitting around sketching at lunch and “The Owl and the Pussycat” just popped onto the page. Only problem is, I got them mixed up. The Owl is supposed to be the one playing guitar. Oh, well, I imagine after more than a century, the kitty would like get some licks in.

Get it… licks… guitar licks… and kitties lick themselves?

Yeah, fine, whatever, I’m going to bed.

by Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.

The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
“O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are.” Read the rest of this entry »


April 26, 2008


This fellow I know,
a rotund rhino,
finds grazing completely preposterous.

Prefers reading sonnets,
to birds sitting on it,
forgetting to be a rhinoserous.


The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Wrinkles.” Read the rest of this entry »

pet peeve

March 23, 2008



My day starts out blissfully, bright and content,
an excellent start, I believe.
I drive down the road with a song in my heart.
Oh how could I be so naive?

The woman in front of me picks up her cell,
causing her Hummer to weave.
The guy to my rear feels the need to tail gate.
ME OFF, they are starting to peeve!


The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Pet Peeves.”

This week I played around with some Photoshop free brushes offered by Alex Dukal. He is a wonderful artist. Drop by and take a peek at his work. I can’t wait to really dig in and utilize his brushes in the future, they are brilliant.

Oh and by the way, I was directed to these brushes by my blogging buddy Angela, over at Angelato. While your at it, stop by her blog as well. You won’t be disappointed.


March 14, 2008



Our neighbor’s orange tabby,
was quite big and flabby,
because he did nothing but eat.

He’d gobble and nibble
on tuna and kibble,
‘till soon he could not see his feet.

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Heavy.”


I can’t seem to figure out which medium I am the most comfortable with, so I agonize over a couple different ones. The top one was done in Adobe Illustrator and brought into Photoshop. The bottom image (unfinished,) was done with Carb Othello pastel pencils on Canson charcoal paper. I’ve also tried watercolor with pastel and am currently struggling with gouache.

Maybe one of these days I’ll hone in on one and be done with it.


(click to enlarge)


March 1, 2008

Delilah had a runny nose,
that made her cough and sneeze.
It was quite red and sniffley,
because of allergies.

Day and night her nose would run.
It caused her such disgrace.
Until one day her runny nose,
just ran right off her face.

It leaped into her lap and then
it hopped onto the floor.
Delilah watched her own nose make
a bee-line for the door.

It’s been a while and time has passed,
since her nose was set free.
Delilah doesn’t mind at all,
There’s no more allergy!


It just might take a leap of faith to buy this story of a leaping nose, but the Illustration Friday theme this week is “Leap,” so what recourse did I have?


February 12, 2008


Got up this morning just to find,
the sun was dark and blue.
I had to go to school today,
because I had the flu.

My dog meowed, my kitty squeaked,
my mouse let off a roar.
I realized my feet were on
the ceiling not the floor.

Mom asked for my permission,
Dad asked for my advice.
My sister was considerate,
not only once, but twice.

I heard a very funny joke,
that made me sad and tearful.
But when I fell and skinned my knee,
I felt so glad and cheerful.

I have to go to bed because,
it is now broad daylight,
then wake up fresh and lively,
in the middle of the night.

I’m not sure what is happening,
things are not as they seem.
My eyes are open, I’m awake
and yet I’m in a dream.