Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today I'm going off in a different what else is new ? This comes as no surprise for those of you who are familiar with my blog and my tendencies to do a pinch of this and a dab of that. For those who are not, I beg you allow me my moments of schizophrenia. I dedicate this blog to Valentine's Day and to all those who are in love, have been in love, know Love's ups and downs and know how capricious love can be.

Picture doodles done in pencil and color pencils.

Valentine's Remorse...

Valentine's Day, how I wish it were dead
As the thought of it all still fills me with dread.
How could I have been so utterly stupid
To place my fate on a misfit like cupid.

Sure his arrow was dull and his aim pretty bad
But he missed it entirely and that's really sad.
He said he had flinched, had a speck in his eye,
Thought he was on target and ... well he wouldn't lie.
But something had happen that Valentine's Day
His arrow went haywire, went really astray.

As I walked through the park in the hour of lunch
I had this strange feeling ... it was only a hunch.
That the man of my dreams, Mr. Right would be there
And together we'd make such a wonderful pair.

Then there on a bench in the shade of a tree
Sat tall dark and handsome ... He was looking at me!
He was all that I'd hoped for this Adonis so fine
With help from dear Cupid he could have been mine.

But Cupid had faltered, his arrow went long
It missed Mr. Right ... it hit Totally Wrong.
Not tall, dark and handsome that made my heart flutter
I got short, squat and gruesome ... still makes me shutter.

For just past the bench on the trunk of the tree
Not hidden from sight but still hard to see.
A target so small, so odd and so strange
was not beyond Cupid's arrows range.

What Cupid's arrow had hit on that log
Was a tiny wee fellow, a little Green Frog !

Picture above...color pencil sketch by me of a whimsical, love smitten frog.

Well as I forewarned you, I was going in a different direction. Some of you may like it, some may hate it and probably a lot won't have a clue as to just what to make of it. LOL

May you all have a very special someone to make your Valentine's Day extra special.


  1. I like it! Such a cute poem! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day! ;)

  2. I truly love it!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's!

  3. Hi! Thank you for posting a comment on my blog! I'm following you now too :)

    I love the "He loves me, he loves me not" drawing! So cute!

  4. I love your pencil art! Poor Mr gave him a bad rap. Kiss him...he could be a prince...or maybe you'll just get a cold, wet froggy kiss. Then again...maybe he has a cuter cousin he could introduce you to :P

  5. Well, I think Mr Love Smitten Frog is a cutie! (and that turning into a prince thing might just happen--you never know!!) Love the poem and the sketches.

    Thank you so much for your great comment on my blog!! I'm originally from Louisiana and really love when we can go back and eat all the wonderful cajun food and seafood!!

    I love the Etsy forums! I've found quite a few to follow from them -- great way to promote blogs and shops! Now if I'd just get something new listed...

    Following you too!

  6. That's really creative! I like where your Muse takes you!

  7. Oh you crack me up :) I love the poem and the drawings. What a fun way to think of V.Day :)

    Hope you have a great V.Day with your man, who we know is not a frog!

    Keep doodling :) T.

  8. Nice drawings - great poem! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

  9. P.S. (Thanks for checking out my blog!!)

  10. So wonderful. I think it's great to try new things. I would go insane if I was stuck in the same style/medium etc. Keep it up!

    p.s. thanks for the sweet comments on my blog :)

  11. Well hi there and thanks for popping by my blog :) Of course I'd love to have you follow along with my antics. I'm returning the favor too, because you seem rather interesting :) thank you for the encouraging comment. I love your Mr. Frog.. he does look love sick ;) do you do anything with your poetry?

  12. Just wanted to thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. So glad you like it! As for the key lime juice, I can't find it bottled or in the produce section. I'm either going to have to take a road trip to Florida {very tempting in the middle of this storm} or perhaps order it online! Love your blog, by the way!

  13. OLÁ!
    Parece que este ano o Carnaval vai ser à chuva.
    Bom fim de semana e divirtam-se


  14. I like the poem (and the doodles done in color pencils). It's so cute!

  15. Cabin+Cub
    Shore Debris
    Courtney Reynolds...Thank you all so much, your positive comments encourage me...uh oh look out Blogdom ! always crack me up, love your humor. :D

    Sarah~ MagnoliaSurprise...I love the etsy forums too, just spend way too much time there. Know you'll like this my hubby and I made a big pot of Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo the other day...John has already eaten most of it. LOL

    Cathyrn...Well there are time that I followed my Muse only to find myself on a dead end street, but most of the times she's right on.

    T... Glad I could make you laugh, they say laughter is the key to a long and healthy life. Hope you and your Mr. have a wonderful Valentine's Day also.

    Missy-Ellen...Thank you.

    fookaDESIGNS...So right. It can be a drag to always do the same old, same old. Variety is the spice of life, or so they say.

    Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me ... Really like your blog. Thank you for your comment here. As for my poetry about all I do with them is write them...If I kept all the rejections slips I've ever gotten, I'd have a closet full of them. :( Guess most editors don't appreciate my poems. =D

    Carrie...Thank you for visiting my blog. I found out that Key Limes are the same as Mexican Limes and/or Bartender's Limes. They are all supposed to be a little more acidic, or more sour than the standard lime (hard to imagine as my mouth puckers up just thinking about lime!) Would think regular lime would work in a pinch, it just won't be quite as tart as Key Lime.

    Elizebete GG ... Oh I hope it does NOT rain for Carnival, it would ruin it for the revelers, unless they had a lot of Aguardente, then they would be happy no matter what happens. LOL

    Ana Popov ... Thank you Ana, I appreciate your compliment and I have always admired your lovely blog.

  16. I love the poem and pictures. Hope your flowers come back!!!!

  17. What a clever poem! We hope you have a great Valentines Day.

  18. Love the sketches and what a cool poem! Happy Valentine's Day!

  19. Great sketches and what a cute little poem! Did you write that? I just love it so much I actually giggled out loud. Silly Cupid! :-) Hope you had a great V-Day...we don't celebrate it over here, Matt & I celebrate 'Just Another Day that I Love You Out of 365' instead :-)


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