Doodle Day 25 #illustration and #poem

I don’t know why I drew something for day 25 and the poem scans wonky but there ya have it.

“Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched”

One, two, three, four…What the dickens?
It’s smart to not
count your chickens.
Before they hatch,
each egg you view
can hide a chick
or maybe two.

Shiny things, captain

The title is a nod to Firefly, the short-lived cult-favorite tv series. 🙂

On Saturday, I hung out with my neighbor-friend (our wonderful chicken-sitter) to make jewelry together. I was in a warm, earthy-tones kind of mood, I guess. I made 5 good things instead of “One Good Thing.”

I officially have more jewelry than I’ll ever wear and need to sell a bunch.

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Crochet, eh?

I haven’t drawn anything in a few days (bad Teresa…must draw every day to get good at it) but I have been doing some crocheting as well as re-starting a pair of knitted socks. It’s not like I’m sitting idle. Ever. 🙂

Doodle Day 10 #poem and #illustration

Doodle Day’s day 10 prompt is “beat around the bush.” And neither the poem nor illo are political! 😀 (Pssst, Russell, more bears!)

Have some fun
that can’t be beat.
Around the bush
with happy feet.
Close your eyes
and do not peek,
in a game of


Doodle Day 9 #illustration and #poem

The prompt for day 9 is “be glad to see the back of.” The poem:

A la Dorothy Parker

I’m happy to see the front of you
but glad to see the back of, too.

Unrelated doodle:


Doodle Day 8 #illustration and #poem

The idiom for day 8 is “barking up the wrong tree” and my poem is completely unrelated to the illustration. 😀

“Dumb Dog”

Get out of the toilet bowl
(it’s not your water).

You’re barking up the wrong tree
(the squirrel is over there).

Stop digging up my garden
(for an invisible groundhog).

Do you really have to pee?
At 3??

But you eat the foods I don’t like,
keep me company on a hike,
and kiss me when I fall off my bike…
I love you,
ya goofy mutt.

Doodle Day 7 #poem and #illustration

The prompt for day 7 is “ball is in your court.” I should note that the drawings don’t always correspond to the poem.

Carpe Sphera

All the stars aligned.
Things fell into place.
Ducks are in a row.
No egg upon your face.
Not a cloud in sight.
The path is shiny, too.
Ball is in your court.
What’s next is up to you.


Doodle Day 6 #poem and #illustration

Because my buddy Russell wants more bears…the dark brown one is writing down the Boltzmann Equation for entropy, in case anyone was wondering.

Today’s idiom is “back to the drawing board.”

Back to the Drawing Board


you’d think as the only remaining
species in the genus,
they would come together
as kin,

but, no!

They’d rather fight
against and amongst each other,
bashing brains instead of using them
to make life longer
and brighter.

Maybe the next experiment
will be better stewards
of the planet
and each other.

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Doodle Day 5 #poem and #illustration

“At the drop of a hat” was the idiom for today.

Is Chivalry All Wet?

A drop of rain
was what provoked
Walter to act
so she wouldn’t get soaked.

He dropped to his knees,
undid his cravat,
dropping his cloak
at the drop of a hat.

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