My poem, inspired by Robert Frost’s Good Fences make good neighbors (Mending Wall), and my own neighbor’s fence.


I bought a house upon the shore

Where neighbors dropped by door to door

Then one citizen grew a thorn

That was when the 1st fence was born

From front to back, as high as me

Beyond that point, no longer see

I thought his neighbor must be bad

To make this fence builder so mad

This was the house across the lake

Not a concern for me to take

Until a friend three houses down

Found fence posts popping from the ground

With sympathy I did listen

As her tears down cheeks did glisten

Beyond that fence I could not see

Until this scourge happened to me

I bought a house upon the shore

Where neighbors gathered door to door

No one seems to care except me

Of lost shoreline camaraderie 

100 Day Project

Study of hand

I decided to join a 100 day project! My theme is people, or parts of people. I will share my progress here. I will be starting today and continue through April 26, 2020. I’ll spend at least 5 minutes a day, and often longer. My goal is to increase my skills in regards to drawing the human figure, it’s parts, emotions and movements.

I may not share every days effort, but instead show samples of the progress I am making.
today I decided to draw a couple of sketches of my hand. Here is one of them.

See LOVE at the Anton Art Center’s Green Show

I am happy to report that my oil painting of my cousins has been accepted into the Anton Art Center’s Show. The show will kick off with it’s opening Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm. The opening is open to the public with winners being announced at 3pm. The show will run through February 21, so if you can’t make it to the opening, come visit the show on the 2nd floor 10am- 5pm Tue-Sat. The Anton is located in downtown Mt Clemens.

Love, oil on canvas at the Anton