Here’s Amber, sumi ink, watercolor, and gansai on 9×12 watercolor paper.


The Center of Things

Well, I haven’t been using these daily posts nearly often enough to keep y’all posted on the goings-on around here. My bad.

This week is Thanksgiving here in the US, and we’re having a houseful again. My sister and her boyfriend (35 years old and this is the first one the whole family likes) will get here this evening while I’m at work, and my older younger brother will be here Wednesday. My youngest brother is, of course, incarcerated again. I honestly don’t remember the last Thanksgiving I had with him.

And then Thursday we’ll add my father-in-law, my brother-in-law and his plus-five, and our two friends who live next door, for a total of sixteen.


Here’s The Center of Things, sumi and iroshizuku ink on 9×12 watercolor paper.

Eye Shot an Arrow

Eye shot an arrow
When the turtle told me to
He failed to specify direction.

Eye shot one north
Then turned around and shot one south
Eye spun, stringing and loosing.

Eye shot at the moon
And snacked on a red apple
Out of arrows, Eye went to sleep.