Thursday, December 11, 2008


All the houses on Picklelily Court were of similar design.

Thursday, December 04, 2008


Rag Doll was confident her patches would hold, overconfident perhaps.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


The incomparably talented Alina Chau tagged me.I want to play and so 7 things:

1.I love the Hudson River and often dream about it.

2.When I was 7 my sisters(5 & 4)and I were summoned to the police station because a neighbor(Sammy Say) had accused us of stealing cherries from his cherry tree. The policewoman showed us a jail cell "Yes, that's where they put the bad women" and I remember its walls were completely covered in graffiti. Later my sisters and I would take turns telling "Sammy Say" jokes before we'd go to sleep at night usually involving bathroom humour of one sort or another.

3.I attended school at West Point Military Academy - 7th and 8th grade that is. We were not allowed to wear makeup. Once General Westmoreland's daughter wore white lipstick to school. Big Scandal!

4.I flunked out of High School because I kept going to the park next to our school. It was a magnificent place with a giant chessboard and miniature Russian Orthodox chapel. Later I was accepted at university. Clerical error perhaps?

5.I like those wax lips they sell around Halloween.

6.My dad is from North Dakota and my mom is from the Bronx.

7.I like to swim in the Delaware.

And so I tag Donna

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Rag Doll didn't cotton to the hifalutin trappins' of big city life. She had herself a mind to skedaddle back to her shanty in Possum Holler away from all the commotion.

Who says hours spent watching a certain TV show amounts to naught.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Rag Doll's ramshackle old shanty required constant repairs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


"And let us not talk falsely now for the hour is getting late."

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I just realized I've been doing this blog for 3 years. I have such fun making these pictures and am a total Illustration Fridayaholic. I'm grateful for and incredulous of people's kind encouragements.

Thursday, October 09, 2008


"Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree? 'Tis a marvel of great renown! It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop Sea;in the garden of Shut-Eye Town"

Eugene Field

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I Love Your Blog

The greatly talented Vanessa
of Oolala Design Studio kindly bequethed upon me this great award.
The rules for this award are:
1-Display the logo on your blog
2-Link back to the person you received the award from
3-Nominate 7 other blogs
4-Put links of those blogs on yours
5-Leave a message on their blogs so they know they've been nominated.
No obligation of course.
Here are the people that I have nominated for this wonderful award.
Go Pickle Dog Go
So Much Shouting, So Much Laughing
Majeak Ann
Papiers Colles

Thursday, October 02, 2008


Squirrels - you gotta love them and all their nimble antics. Although some would refer to these acrobatic critters as "tree rats" on account of their bird feeder thievery.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Big Kid Island - full of monsters,booby traps,secret passageways and other fun stuff, but beware NO LITTLE KIDS ALLOWED

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008


This summer I was blissfully reunited with my beautiful gorgeous(inside and out) friend Patti(now Trish)who I hadn't seen in 37 years. She and her husband live outside of Seattle with a 21 year old feline named Tut plus seven feral cats. And a raccoon who kept sticking its head through the cat door.

It's truly mind boggling how it was possible to pick up just where we left off. The last time we were together Trish and I were on a frenetic cross country excursion. At 17 and 18 neither of us knew how to drive since we had met in Germany where it was a complex task to obtain a license. We had arranged a ride from Seattle to Denver with this group of people who included an ex Roman Catholic priest,someone who was recently released from a mental hospital and a person who was a dwarf. At one point in Idaho perhaps the guy who had just gotten out of the mental hospital veered off the road and kept driving to the very edge of a cliff. I started laughing and then so did every one else. Now I was thinking did this really happen? And Trish confirmed it did.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


As Myrtle heard muffled footsteps emerging from the dense fog she vaguely recollected some rumour about an alleged murderer on the loose.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Hot diggety! Go to the fair and all your troubles will be forgotten.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


My friend Marianne gave me these cards from the 60's I presume. Thanks Marianne.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


As I was growing up in the 50's in a large family my parents unabashedly referred to the TV set as the "electronic babysitter" and made liberal use of it. Our TV set was made of blonde wood and had skinny spindly legs. I loved it dearly. Many happy hours were spent in its enticing glow.
The first thing I ever remember seeing on it
was Gerald McBoing Boing At 3 years of age I recall how intensely sad it was when Gerald was alone in the swirling snow.

Monday, May 12, 2008

kay aker

I've changed my display name from scribblesk to kay aker. Kay Aker is the name I grew up with but i didn't realize it spelled kayaker until a few years ago "doh"

Thursday, February 28, 2008


There were multiple tasks to perform in order to prepare for the big feast.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Larissa singlehandedly concocted an intricate and extensive model of String Theory.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentines Day
My husband gave me some nice candy for Valentines. He called me and asked me to leave some candy for him. I don't think that is going to happen.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Felicia could hardly tell whether it was she who chose the green balloon or the green balloon who chose her.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I really admire people who can sew. Myself,I almost flunked Home Ec because I couldn't finish a dress. My dad finished it for me,put in this big zipper and everything and the dress even got displayed in the Home Ec Fair. Thanks Dad!

Thursday, January 03, 2008


Eluding capture yet again by the sheer dint of their superior wit,the pair soared aloft safe from the clutches of their dastardly archnemesis.