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Not So Fast!

In my last post I mentioned I planned to use a format for V.G. and Me that resulted in lines being shorter and with rhymes being on every other line. I thought it might make it easier and more fun to … Continue reading

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V.G. is Getting a Makeover

I’ve decided to change the reading rhythm of V.G. and Me. Below are several lines from the earlier version, followed by the revised format. I believe the latter  is easier and more fun to read. What do you think? With Love, … Continue reading

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Grumpadinkle News

One day many months ago when I held one of my wonderful grand twins (who was acting quite cranky at the time) the initial idea of a grumbly cranky character popped into my head. It’s name became Grumbly Grumpadinkle. I … Continue reading

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Big Help from a Little Friend

In my story VG and Me there is a scene where a big person is being helped out of a very thorny situation by a creature only about as tall as his nose. This is a sketch of the attempted … Continue reading

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Meet George and Myrtle Pengwyn

Meet George and Myrtle Pengwyn. They are a cross between Rockhopper and Emperor penguins. This is a concept illustration to help inspire me to write a children’s story featuring them. With Love, Russ  

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Misty Zebracorn

Misty Zebracorn My friend’s a zebra With a great big horn. I love her name, It’s Misty Zebracorn. We went to a beach. She caused quite a scene When she stayed in the sun Without sunscreen. A bad sunburn turned … Continue reading

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