Friday, December 25, 2020

Time for a Bit of Merry Marching?


I want a hippopotamus for Christmas trombone octet composed by John Rox performed & arranged by Denis Jiron special guests - los niños Jirones Octet arrangement available soon! Quartet arrangement available at:

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020


From "Tree Frog"  (four years ago on YouTube)

Jim Pepper was a Native American from the Cree Nation. he was the first Native American Jazz musician,.He put this group "Everything is Everything" together for a one shot deal and it almost charted in the "Pop" charts.. He is also considered one of the first jazz musicians to blend the elements of jazz and rock in the early 60's..Pepper has a rather extensive jazz catalog, sax & flute being his main ax's . An amazing player and writer. Sadly we lost him in the early 1990's to cancer. I had the honor to work with his bass player for a few years in the late 70's . I swear people have covered this song more times then Elton John has re-written " Candles"
Still, one of my favorites . . . we sang it together in concerts . . . and were happy.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Day Trip

 To Manchester, Missouri.

We turned on Henry Street and found this little treasure.

Margaret J. Stoecker is remembered for being a lady who made life better all over St. Louis County.


Here's the official entrance: 


A Place of Honor



Refreshing Scenery Everywhere


We had a wonderful time . . . 

Good-bye for now.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

St. Stanislas meets the crazy pencils

St. Stanislaus Kostka Church is an independent Catholic church located in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, United States.Formerly a parish belonging to the Catholic Church, it was established in 1880 to serve the Polish community in the Archdiocese of St. Louis.It is considered to be the best example of the opulent Polish Cathedral style of architecture west of the Mississippi River.

text from wikipedia

art: from my crazy pencils . . . giggle

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Garden

 The Garden is Open

My invitation to return

A few places remain closed - for now
Most of all I wanted to visit the grove
of Dawn Redwood Trees.

Rain started to pour down.

I was rewarded with complete shelter.
Safe and Warm

"Safe & Warm"




Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Traveler

 This is my first try - and it's in my "kickin' around book."

This bird reminds me of portraits of medieval knights without their armor.

The photo was in a tiny news blurb.

It's a Sea Bird that has found ItSelf by a river in Missouri.

No one in Modern History remembers seeing one like this in their region.

 It isn't concerned by people.

It's fishing and taking proper care of itself.

Conservationists say a storm must have blown it off course.

I'll draw it again a few times . . . and learn about the species. . . simply because . . . 

How Cool Is That?

Monday, August 3, 2020

Sketch Book Time Travel

Saying hello to my new sketchbook. 
Took a "tour" of ancient California" with help from Atlas Obscura . . .
learned about 'geoglyphs'
(who knew?)
art left for us so large we couldn't see it until helicopters could fly over . . .
ancient rock sketches,
2nd oldest tree on earth, (until more are discovered 🙂) petrified forests . . .
and, look, brave me making the graphic of the open page - large enough for you to see. . .

The Chambers Brothers
"Traveling Shoes"

love & love,

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Crazy Pencils . . .

Pretty sure I've already told you about my
"Crazy Pencils"
they make me laugh a lot.
they are Tri-Tone
just like it sounds, each pencil has three colors
so, the outcome
or even the coloring experience
is joyful.

I had a first time project
I'd been dreaming up for a while
Really simple . . except it required new skills
Once I had it finished and in my hand
I rewarded myself
by pulling out my
"Crazy Pencils"


Henry Hall with the BBC Dance Orchestra

'The Sun Has Got His Hat On'

Original 1932 78 rpm

love & love,

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Wonderful Gifts . . .

 Got to stop by the Post Office to retrieve a packet.  
Saw a gentleman get off his bicycle and carry a package inside . . . 
We were both early and enjoyed some conversation. 
 It was The Best.  

He used to bike all over the country . . . 
He told me about a trail hosted by the Park System along the East Coast . . . 
He'd take his kids, 
camp along the way . . 
 enjoy nature and community events being held . . . 
I'd never heard of this . . . sure sounds lovely.

We spoke about current events - that hurt many of us at our core.
He shared his recent opportunity to visit Normandy.
Just the word brought tears to our eyes.
Imagine two people meeting in a Post Office and sharing like this.

We spoke about Times and Hope and Faith.

When the Post Office Officially Opened, he insisted I go first.

My packet was unexpected . . filled with Treasure . . . 
So was the Conversation.
Blessings Abound.

Oh yes, he wore a hat like this:


Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Hi There!!!

I have a teacher who reminds students
when we start a new point of learning
things get weird, disappointing

She promises
when our new information integrates
it will be nifty


I am taking a gesture course
It's way fun
We've done wacky things
in order to "see" in a new way

We've drawn people like flour sacks
in silhouette
using "negative space"
my next assignment is drawing like a tornado

I imagine a world
where we gather together, sing
and heal the world
just sayin'

love & love,

Saturday, May 23, 2020


Two Months? Already? Wow!!! 
I trust you are all well and happy
wherever in the world you are

Everything is absolutely awesome here
I Should have told you sooner 

Somehow, life for me picked up
I've been "almost-like-a-cartoon-kind-of"  busy
from the first moment "stay-at-home"
was announced.

Who Knew?

The only thing different about me
I now have a collection of bandannas
I'm able to watch my favorite cowboy shows on Saturday Morning

Here's a musical selection for today:

"She's Got It"
Sam Lanin & His Orchestra 

You've "Got It," too!

love & love,

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Goodness All Around

Stuff everywhere seems different
Makes it Easier to See
All The Goodness

There's an animal shelter 
drawing pictures of pets
for any kind of donation

This is Benji - 
 excited to wear new goggles 
so he could ride with his dad.

Students drawing pictures
 of places to visit


Hope you are finding
plenty of Fabulous
All Around.

(georgy art)
30 day shut-down to outwit whatever

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Waiting for Warm

Like everyone else
I'm waiting for Warm.

The beginning of the week it was almost 70 degrees.
The pupster and i walked some looong trails.
(yep. forgot to carry a camera . . . sigh)
Two days later the roads are covered in ice
and we wait for our next outing.

Listening to a talk
Grabbed some colored pencils
and got carried away.
my brain started squakin'
"put the pencils down!"


Monday, January 6, 2020

Walkin' My Pupster - Babler

This way

We drove past all the buildings to a State Park.  People call it Babler Park.  It's named after Dr. Edmund A, Babler.  The place is large and we'll enjoy visiting over & over again.
That way

There are super Steep Hills and some challenging trails.

There's Camping, and Parks and . . Learning Centers . . the visitor center was closed for the season  . . . peeking inside it looks like there's a lot to discover.

Let's Just Go!

I haven't found a picture of Dr. Babler.  People love and respect him. His obituary tells a mighty story of service.  Here's the link.

We'll visit several times
and report back.

It's always good to walk with your "Bestie."

George Benson
"Walking My Baby Back Home"